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Updated: 15/10/16

Rochester travel information:

As reported in the 2011 national census Rochester has a residential population 607,143 spread over an area of 99,452 hectares (245,751 acres) which equals a residential population density 6.1 people per hectare or 2.5 per acre.

Strood Kent station is approximately 1 mile from Rochester and Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport is 3 miles from Rochester. London City Airport is 22 miles, London Airport is 15 miles, Rochester Airport is 3 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 21 mile away.

Rochester is around a mile and a half of the M2 junction entry 2 Eastbound.

The nearest hospital to Rochester is St Bartholomews Chatham.


There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? We are looking for affordable conveyancing in Rochester.


This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees will be included in small print which buyers may have not read carefully Additional costs listed in the small print needs to be reasonable and clear.


What particular property searches will the lawyer in Rochester conduct when carrying out the conveyancing for a Rochester building?


The standard conveyancing procedure will be to get these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search, Environmental and Coal Mining Search and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches for instance Planning Search.


Do you have fast solicitors that conduct the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Rochester?


Homeward Legal is familiar with sellers at auction. Our lawyers have previously been instructed by numerous bidders at local Rochester residential property auctions that include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Normally hard to value properties such as development propositions are bought in auctions which tend to demand more legwork by the conveyancing lawyer. Homeward Legal therefore strongly advocate that bidders choose a lawyer prior to the property auction date to allow adequate time for a detailed report.

Subsequently, immediately after the actual auction a lawyer needs to be able to concentrate on briskly get through the conveyancing process in less than 28 days as typically required by the terms of sale.


What can I do to bypass paying for stamp duty?


SDLT commonly must be paid on homes over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise home buyers risk any stamp duty scheme, because these schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty amount may be due.


What factors can impact land in Rochester, and will they be properly investigated?


Rochester property may have been contaminated by numerous naturally-occurring factors, such as overhead transmission lines. An environmental search will give more information. Factory Farm, Wouldham Road, Kent, ME1 3TL may be one Rochester source of contamination.


As a result of the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began we are anxious that flood risk searches won't be detailed enough?


Flood risk searches carried out by the conveyancing solicitor in Rochester will also include the more specialist search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you remain worried you can always consult one of your future neighbours or local Kent flood repair builder - like Rainbow International, Unit 6 Rochester Trade Park/Rochester Airport Ind Est/Maidst, Rochester, ME1 3QY Tel: 01634 843777.


What issues help with arranging fast legal work?


Primarily, fast conveyancing is essential to instruct a proactive, diligent conveyancer. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


What are Rochester's property searches?


Conveyancing searches are a commonly-used bundle of enquiries ordered by the conveyancer through local and national authorities, such as a drainage search. You should be aware that, searches only relate to the legal aspects of the purchase.