By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"Working together is the key to a speedier home move."
When selling, buying or remortgaging a property in Folkestone, you will have to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to look after the legal work .
Homeward Legal's conveyancing team have many years experience of conveyancing in Folkestone and throughout Kent. Our highly proactive approach often means we move you in the shortest possible time.
Our property lawyers carry out all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed cost of conveyancing in Folkestone.
If your Kent house move does not complete we do not charge you any solicitors fees for buying and selling a property.
With area experience, our solicitors will guide you through the details of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
Kent Battle Of Britain Museum Aviation Museum and Capel-le-Ferne St Mary the Virgin Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Folkestone.
Folkestone's nearest station is Folkestone Central and Lydd Airport is 13 miles from Folkestone. Manston Airport is 21 mile and away.
Folkestone is very close at 1m of the M20 junction entry 13 Eastbound.
The nearest hospital is Royal Victoria Folkestone.Q.
Both high-street and online firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing, however extra charges may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. A quote should also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.Q.
Of lenders with offices in Folkestone, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Maze, 23 Pelham Gdns, Folkestone, CT20 2LE, and Harris Stephen, Unit 14 The Glenmore Centre/Shearway Business Pk/Pent Rd, Folkestone, CT19 4RJ. The solicitor managing the legal work for your move will be able to carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.Q.
The agent will be able to influence a solicitor they refer many clients to, and can therefore to reduce delays in the conveyancing process. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, some agents choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.
Normal legal protocol will be to obtain Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search, Environment Search and Coal Mining (Con29M) and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches e.g. a Chancel Check.Q.
The conveyancing solicitor is required to find out whether the property is within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have necessary consents from the local council.Should no appropriate permissions be in evidence the solicitor will recommend the best alternative which can include seeking cover from an indemnity insurance or getting retrospective approval from Shepway local authority.Q.
Folkestone searches ranges in cost, depending on the searches required by your lender. Conveyancing searches are paid out to a 3rd party.Q.
The outcome of a landmark case 10 years ago reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must subsidise church repairs. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land in Folkestone must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Ecclesiastical properties in the local area include Christ Church, St John the Baptist, St Saviour and St Mary & St Eanswythe.Q.
Stamp Duty Land Tax is usually due on houses over £125,000. Stamp duty reduction scheme should be treated with extreme caution, as such schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.