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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kent

We were about to retain a conveyancing solicitor in Kent found on your site but have come across some other costs illustrations via the web seem less pricey – how come?

You can find numerous conveyancers marketing theoretically looks to be cut price. You should think long and hard as to how much you respect your own move to you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish with regard to the quality of the conveyancing. Some hide fees deep into the terms of business. The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Kent will notbehave this way.

I am helping my aunt sell her house in Kent. Will the solicitor order an EPC or it is for the owner to see to?

Following the demise of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was kept a compulsory part of selling a house. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand in advance of the property being put on the market. This is not a task that lawyers ordinarily organise. If you are using a Kent conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy assessments given their relationships with long established Kent assessors

I am being told by my solicitor that chancel insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Kent?

The appropriate level of chancel indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Santander and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

We were going to get a OIP from UBS this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do UBS recommend any Kent solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Kent solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the UBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and UBS through the process.

The deeds to our property can not be found. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Kent 4 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?

You no longer need to have the physical deeds to evidence that you are the owner of your registered land or premises, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

Is it possible to switch firm as I have to choose one who is on the Accord Mortgages Ltd conveyancing list. I instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Kent round the corner but he is not accepted by Accord Mortgages Ltd

It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Kent on the Accord Mortgages Ltd panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Kent. Using search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Kent.

Completion is due on the sale of our £175,000 apartment in Kent in six days. The management company has quoted £336 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Kent?

Kent conveyancing on leasehold flats usually involves administration charges levied by management companies :

    Answering pre-contract enquiries Where consent is required before sale in Kent Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Kent leasehold property is £350. For Kent conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply answers.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Kent - Sample of Queries before buying

    Does this lease have more than 80 years remaining? Generally speaking the cost for major works are not incorporated into the maintenance charges, although there some managing agents in Kent require tenants to pay into a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for larger repairs or maintenance.

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