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Conveyancing in Folkestone Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

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.


For a residential property valued at £728000. How is stamp duty calculated?


Stamp Duty is based on the valuation. On a £728000 house or flat, stamp duty will be £29120.*

*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, July 2012


We need to complete this £839,000 residence purchase as soon as possible, how do we ensure fast conveyancing in Folkestone?

Finding a proactive and experienced solicitor is crucial to a fast completion. There are a range of tasks you can do. These include:

  • keeping in regular contact with your solicitor
  • quickly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible)
  • organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage


Are your recommend solicitors geared up for move fast on auction conveyancing in Folkestone?


In fact we are auction specialists and frequently act for auction buyers and sellers. It is a shrewd move to choose a suitable solicitors practice as soon as they can for a detailed investigation of the property's legal title well before the day of bidding. Subsequently, following the actual auction your instructed lawyer will be geared up to rapidly finishing the transaction inside 4 weeks as required .


Will my conveyancing for my purchase in Folkestone introduce any extra fees?


No. Homeward Legal do not charge any extra, hidden fees whatsoever. Know that some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.


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.


What property conveyancing searches does the conveyancing solicitor in Folkestone get when acting on a Folkestone flat?


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.