By Frances Traynor
19th April 2018
"A solicitor team to place confidence in throughout your property transaction."
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.
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.
Searches range in cost, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. These searches are will be charged at cost.Q.
The Homeward Legal partnership can work with the majority of lenders registered with the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Gravesend, such as Kent Reliance Banking Services, 12 Windmill St, Gravesend, DA12 1AD, New Life, 46 Empress Rd, Gravesend, DA12 2QR, and Oakhurst, The White House/Clifton Marine Pde, Gravesend, DA11 0DY.Q.
Unfortunately, the practice of hiding extra costs in the 'small print' is quite common. Homeward Legal's solicitors will not charge any extra, hidden costs. Be aware that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be bound to.Q.
Owners of property in a neighbourhood near a medieval church may be required to fund repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Gravesend church lands where a chancel search may be necessary include Ifield St Margaret, Milton St Peter & St Paul, St Aidan and Milton-nextChrist Church.Q.
A qualified property conveyancing lawyer will apply for standard property environmental searches, which include Gravesend flood risk data.Q.
Gravesend is located in Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU, Call: 01474 564 422Q.
Regardless of the Gravesend parish you are buying in, the property lawyer may suggest that a chancel search be taken out. Chancel repair can be imposed on owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.