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Conveyancing in Ashford Kent Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/18

Thinking of moving to Ashford Kent? Useful local Ashford Kent travel and services information -

Commuters are well served with Ashford Kent ideally situated with very convenient motorway access nearby at inside 1 mile off the M20 Junction 9 Eastbound.

Ashford Kent's nearest airport is Lydd Airport. Rochester Airport is 22 miles away. The nearest train station to Ashford Kent is Ashford Domestic.

Ashford, William Harvey is the nearest hospital.

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I need an affordable Ashford Kent conveyancing estimate. What do I need to check for?

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Many firms claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, but extra costs are frequently hidden in the small print. This small print is often not read by buyers and sellers in a hurry. Extra fees ought to be fair and reasonable. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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How does conveyancing for a sale be so drawn out?

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Conveyancing may be delayed, we, however, work hard to reduce the cost of these delays wherever feasible by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as slow solicitors acting for the other side.

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I plan to purchase a restored chapel in Hope. Is a chancel search necessary?

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Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the house being bought is located. In older areas of Ashford Kent, chancel repair may be imposed on current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.

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How many mortgage lenders in Ashford Kent do you work with?

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We are able to work with the majority of lenders providing financing to Ashford Kent home purchasers. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Independent Mortgage Centre, 69 High St, Ashford, TN24 8SF, First Class Mortgage Solutions, 67 High St, Ashford, TN24 8SG, and Stewart Financial Solutions Ltd, 4 Middle Row, Ashford, TN24 8SQ.

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What actual conveyancing searches will a Ashford Kent lawyer order when buying a Ashford Kent building?

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The normal procedure is to get the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environment Search and Coal Mining (Con29M), and possibly less common searches, which may include a Commons Registration (CON290).

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How long on average does it take my designated conveyancing solicitor to conclude the legal formalities on a terraced building?

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It can take anywhere between one month and three months, contingent on various things for example the speed of the vendor's conveyancer, or whether the property is leasehold, Freehold or share of freehold.

Our conveyancers are very proactive you moving home in as little time as possible.

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What is gazumping?

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This describes circumstances where a seller agrees to an offer, then dismisses it, choosing instead a higher offer. There is almost always a danger of gazumping. Instructing a property solicitor as soon as you can to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

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What is the council tax on a period terraced Band A property in Ashford Kent?

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Frequently the conveyancing report on title will cover the appropriate Ashford council tax band. Up-to-date rates for homes in Ashford Kent are tabled on the Ashford local authority site. Currently on 24 June 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £942.00
  • Band B - £1,099.00
  • Band C - £1,256.00
  • Band D - £1,413.00
  • Band E - £1,727.00
  • Band F - £2,042.00
  • Band G - £2,356.00
  • Band H - £2,827.00