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Conveyancing in Herne Bay Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Commuting to the area? ;

The nearest station to Herne Bay is Herne Bay. Manston, Kent International Airport is 10 miles from Herne Bay. London Airport is 23 miles and Manston Airport is 11 miles away.

Queen Victoria Memorial Canterbury hospital is relatively close to Herne Bay.


How do I get the best rates for conveyancing for a £470,000 house?


Numerous law firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional costs may be added into the small print that sellers and buyers often do not check. Costs needs to be fair and clearly defined. They only apply to matters if the lawyer must complete additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on your quote


How do you work out stamp duty rates, and what amount should we budget for a £883000 home?


The Stamp Duty you must pay will depend on the purchase price. For a house or flat estimated at £883000, stamp duty is £35320.*

*Accurate 01/02/2013


In a few weeks I am anticipating to move out of our period property on the outskirts of Herne Bay into a house in Greenhithe . At what stage to book a home removal firm?


Your solicitor would tend to encourage buyers and sellers hold off until such time as exchange of contracts because an absolute date will not have been set.

Why not try Astamovers, 191 East Cliff Pde, Herne Bay, CT6 5HU Tel: 01227 373236 or Hillway, 77 Peartree Rd, Herne Bay, CT6 7EG Call: 01227 361127.


Do we need to opt for the property solicitor used by my local agent?

Your agent will be able to pressure a solicitors firm they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore persuade a slow solicitor to work faster, however, these referrals must be carefully considered, as there is a risk that an agent may choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.


Which environmental factors can contaminate land in Herne Bay. Are they an issue?


Numerous of contaminants may lessen the value of residential property in Herne Bay, like potentially contaminative use of nearby land and proximity to scrap yards. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail.


What does the Herne Bay conveyancing solicitor do if the property I hope to purchase is located in a registered conservation area and has unlawful PVC windows installed?


Your instructed property solicitor will make enquiries to determine whether the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have requisite permissions from the local authority.Should no appropriate consents be in evidence your conveyancing solicitor will advise you of the alternatives e.g. buying an indemnity insurance policy or seeking retrospective approval.


We want to complete on the conveyancing process on our leasehold apartment quickly, are you fast Herne Bay solicitors ?


Our panel of solicitors adopt an extremely proactive approach when completing the transfer of title for sellers to suit a clients time frame.

With Homeward Legal, chosen solicitors work quickly and attempt to communicate end to end throughout the chain buyer and seller chain and use advanced practice management technology to finish your house move asap.


How soon do I need to instruct a conveyancer to act on our purchase?


If you choose a conveyancing solicitor with 'no move, no fee' protection, the earlier in the process you can instruct a conveyancing solicitor, the better. The legal work can then commence straight away. Instructing your solicitor sooner can reduce any chance of the sale or purchase aborting.