I have just been advised by my IFA that my Kent solicitor is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. How can I be certain if this is indeed the case?
Your first step should be to contact your Kent lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.
It is a dozen years since I purchased my house in Kent. Conveyancing solicitors have now been retained on the sale but I can't locate the title deeds. Is this a problem?
Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be kept by your mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the lawyers who handled the purchase. Secondly the chances are that the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Kent involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.
What can a local search tell me concerning the house I am buying in Kent?
Kent conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations such as Searchflow The local search is essential in every Kent conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic headings.
I have justfound out that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Kent for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Kent conveyancing specialists.
Finally, a mortgage offer from a lender for the refinancing of my 2 bedroom garden flat is expected imminently. Could you recommend a cheap remortgage conveyancing solicitor in Kent ?
You have come to the wrong place to search for a cheap conveyancing in Kent. We can offer you excellent value conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Do not be fooled by companies offering low cost conveyancing in Kent.At best, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get what you pay for and at worst you will end up being stung for extras and still not receive the service expected.