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Ready to buy a new home in Kent? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Kent conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kent

Willusing a Kent conveyancing firm make the ownership transfer smoother?

Kent is a unique place, where regional insight is a big bonus. The relaxed pace of life has an upside – but not when it comes to your home move. The conveyancers that we list combine vast Kent intelligence with a positive, can doapproach that ensures the conveyancing to progress without delay. It is a distinct advantage that they benefit from long term rapport with financial advisers, local authorities, valuers and counterpart Kent conveyancing practitioners

We see that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Kent?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Kent.

There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Kent but how do I know who's good?

It would be unwise to be swayed by the lowest Kent conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I am buying a victorian detached house in Kent. We would like to an extension at the rear at the house.Will legal work on the property include enquiries to see if these alterations were previously refused?

Your property lawyer should check the deeds as conveyancing in Kent can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which prevent certain changes or necessitated the consent of another owner. Some additions call for local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

My offer was accepted on an apartment in Kent on 15/8/2018, valuation was booked five days after, received a clean bill of health. Conveyancer appointed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Nottingham and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Are Nottingham entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Nottingham to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

I require fast conveyancing in Kent as I have a deadline to sign on the dotted line in less than 3 weeks. Thankfully I do not require a mortgage. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are are a cash buyer you are at liberty not to have searches conducted although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Kent the following are examples of what can be revealed and therefore affect future mortgageability: Enforcement Actions, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Kent from the point of view of speeding up the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Kent can be bypassed where you appoint lawyers the minute you market your property and ask them to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ conveyancers.
  • You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be advisable verify this via your conveyancers. A purchaser's conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the lease term is less than 75 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an early stage that you consider whether the lease requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. Many freeholders or managing agents in Kent levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the actual amount of the charges. The management pack sought on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Kent. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s permission? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Kent leases often stipulate that internal structural changes or installing wooden flooring calls for a licence issued by the Landlord consenting to such changes. Where you fail to have the paperwork in place do not contact the landlord without contacting your lawyer in the first instance. A minority of Kent leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this is the case, you should notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers put in hand bank and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors.

I am the registered owner of a garden flat in Kent, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Kent with over 90 years remaining are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease finishes on 21st October 2082

With just 64 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £14,300 and £16,400 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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