By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"Working together is the secret to a faster home move."
If you are selling your house, or buying a new home, then you should appoint a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of experience in Gravesend and across Kent. In addition, our results-driven, speed-focused conveyancing methods mean we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Conveyancing solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed price.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees, if for any reason your Kent house move does not complete.
Using area conveyancing experience, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Gravesend is served by the M25, A2, A226 and A227. By rail: The nearest train station is Gravesend. By air: Gravesend’s proximity to London means accessibility to a number of airports including Rochester Airport (13 miles), TAG London Farnborough Airport (22), London City Airport (26), London Heliport (28), Redhill Aerodrome (34), London Southend Airport (36), London Gatwick Airport (39), and London Stansted Airport (47 miles).
Hospital: Gravesend Community, Bath Street, Gravesend, DA11 0DG. Council: Gravesham Borough (www.gravesham.gov.uk).
Attractions: Shornewoods Country Park, Statue of Pocahontas, Cyclopark, New Tavern Fort, Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, and Saxon Shore Way.Q.
The conveyancing process can potentially be delayed for a number of often unpredictable reasons. At Homeward Legal, we completely understand how frustrating and stressful these are, and we aim to lessen their impact by driving the sale or purchase forward without affecting the quality of service. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
The practice of rejecting a previously-accepted offer once another buyer makes a bigger offer is known as gazumping. There will inevitably be some level of risk of gazumping in any transaction, because offers are not binding until the exchange of contracts. To help mitigate the chance of your offer being gazumped, you could consider instructing a conveyancing solicitor early, and even before the acceptance of an offer. With our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee and our fixed-fee product, you will not be charged any more for doing so.Q.
It is quite common practice for estate agents to endorse a law firm to handle your conveyancing. However, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, and not the law firm with the best reputation nor the one that has your best interests at heart. Why not call our expert team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs?Q.
The standard procedure is to get a Local Authority Search, a Drainage Search (Con29DW), an Environmental Search, and, for Gravesend, a Coal Mining Search (Con29M). In addition, there may be area-specific searches, such as a Chancel check Search.Q.
A small number of lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in greater legal costs for property purchasers if their conveyancer is unable to act both on their behalf and for their lender. At Homeward Legal, though, we will act for many UK mortgage lenders (approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders), mitigating the issue of the lender passing on their legal costs.Q.
Searches range in cost, and will be dependent on the specifics of your property and what your mortgage-lender's requirements are. These searches are disbursements and will be charged to you at cost.Q.
A qualified property conveyancing lawyer will apply for standard property environmental searches, which include flood-risk data for the Gravesend area. Should the level of risk deem it appropriate, your lawyer may advise getting a more in-depth flood-risk search.Q.
The solicitors on Homeward Legal’s panel adopt a very speed-focused approach to completing the necessary legal work to meet the home sellers’ needs. Our conveyancers are highly proactive and will always communicate from the beginning to the end of the property chain. In addition, they implement rapid-response workflow systems to exchange on your house-move more swiftly. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Completion, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Homeward Legal suggest that you arrange a surveyor to undertake a survey. There can be a wide range of defects which have a negative impact on a property, for example chimney defects, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.Q.
Our panel of solicitors adopt a very speed focused approach to completing the necessary legal work to meet the home sellers needs.
Homeward Legals conveyancers are highly proactive and will always communicate from the beginning to the end of the property chain (sequence of buyers and sellers) and who implement speed focused workflow systems to exchange on your house move swiftly.Q.
Locales deemed to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', such as historic transport links, will be designated as conservation areas. The local council will advise further about local conservation areas, and the property solicitor handling your purchase address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.Q.
Numerous of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors can lessen the desirability land in Gravesend, like civil aviation activity in the area and waste disposal sites. An environmental search will give more detail.Q.
It is common practice for estate agents to endorse a law firm to handle your conveyancing, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.Q.
You should be contain your homes council tax band in the title report. Council tax rates for Gravesend are tabled at the Gravesham council site. As at (23 December 2012) rates are as follows:
Your solicitor would usually suggest that you put off arranging removals until such time as exchange of contracts as in advance of this commonly a definitive date wont have been set. For a local company Lancaster Removals UK Ltd, Unit 3 & 4 /Wharf Road, Gravesend, DA12 2RU Phone: 01474 364647 or Bone John, 7 Templar Dr, Gravesend, DA11 7NS Tel: 01474 327262.