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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sittingbourne

As someone clueless as to the Sittingbourne conveyancing process what’s your top tip you can give me concerning the ownership transfer in Sittingbourne

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Sittingbourne and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the seller, estate agent and on occasion a lender. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Sittingbourne is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the transaction whose interest is to protect your legal interests and to protect you.

We are witnessing a definite ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be blamed for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor ahead of all other parties when it comes to the legal assignment of property.

I am planning on selling our house in Sittingbourne and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Sittingbourne conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Sittingbourne. We have lived in Sittingbourne for many years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get clarification need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Sittingbourne?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Sittingbourne. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Sittingbourne conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Sittingbourne conveyancing practice) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you talk with several firms including non Sittingbourne conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be useful:

    What are the costs for lease extension conveyancing? How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation?

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    Are there any major works on the horizon that will add a premium to the maintenance costs? Who manages the block?

What are my options where I am not happy with the lawyer who conducted my conveyancing in Sittingbourne?

Occasionally the level of service you receive is not as you expect, and is is a fact of life that every so often matters do not go as planned. That being said there is recourse where you were dissatisfied with your conveyancing in Sittingbourne. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancer to their regulator. If things still aren’t sorted out you may consider getting in touch with the Legal Ombudsman.

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