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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Folkestone points of interest

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.


How do we find affordable conveyancing?


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.


Do we need a chancel search if we plan to purchase in the parish of Chislet?


The conveyancing solicitor might recommend a chancel search. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to impose chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will not automatically be the case for future owners, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.


When buying a an extended flat in one of the conservation area in Folkestone. Where does one find more details concerning the state of upkeep?


Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain records of the condition of conservation areas in Folkestone and throughout England. Conservation areas are created by the local Shepway planning authority, who govern things like trees to the hindrance of derelict buildings.


We have to exchange contracts on the sale of a share of freehold flat inside a month, are you especially fast Folkestone solicitors ?

Our panel of solicitors adopt a thoroughly proactive style when carrying out the conveyancing work to suit a clients time frame.

Our approach to conveyancing is different as we have invested in speed focused case management systems .

Critically , we give you a home moving lawyer incentivised to communicate throughout the chain .


Does my assigned property solicitor in Folkestone report back to me about the cost of the council tax on a Band E maisonette prior to completion?


A lawyer will speak to the council to reveal the correct council tax rates, which should be included in the title report. The latest tax rates for Folkestone are set out in detail online at the Shepway council website. At the time of writing, 16 December 2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,025.00
  • Band B - £1,196.00
  • Band C - £1,367.00
  • Band D - £1,538.00
  • Band E - £1,879.00
  • Band F - £2,221.00
  • Band G - £2,563.00
  • Band H - £3,075.00


Myself and my partner are interested in purchasing in Folkestone. Are there many conservation areas?


There are a number of conservation areas near or within Folkestone. Your lawyer will offer more information and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.


We need to know which Folkestone lenders your lawyers are able to work with. Whose panels are you on?


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.


I am likely to be finally moving out of our semi detached house near Folkestone to a new house in Edenbridge , what is the right point to select a house removal firm?


We will advocate that you put off arranging removals until after exchange of contracts because generally an absolute moving date will not have been set. Commonly removals companies add a rearrangement cost

Try A Van That Can, 46 Charlotte St, Folkestone, CT20 1LF Tel: 07845 005820 or Van & Man, Flat 4 9 Grimston Gardens, Folkestone, CT20 2PT Call: 01303 377662.