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Conveyancing in Kent Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Commuting to the area? ;

Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport is 16 miles from Kent. London Airport is 23 miles, Manston Airport is 23 miles, Lydd Airport is 22 miles and Rochester Airport is 16 miles away and the nearest train station to Kent is Faversham.


Things to do in Kent


Charing Kent Windmill, Belmont Historic Houses Association and Maison Dieu English Heritage are in Kent.

The closest hospital for Kent is Faversham Cottage.


How do I find a discount conveyancing estimate?


Many firms offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees can inflate your solicitor's invoice. Any additional costs should be fair and reasonable. They be applicable solely where your solicitor must complete work beyond standard conveyancing , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your quote should state any disbursements.


I really need to exchange contracts on the conveyancing process on a share of freehold flat within 5 weeks - are Homeward Legal fast Kent conveyancing solicitors ?


Our solicitors by default adopt a thoroughly proactive style when completing the legal process to meet the sellers requirements.

We always allocate you to home moving lawyers which endeavour to communicate by phone and email up and down the buyer and seller property chain . Furthermore our network of solicitors are chosen because they use expensive HMRC and Land Registry integrated and IT systems to complete on your house move to your time frame.


The current owner has unfortunately added dormer windows to the maisonette which we think may contravene the Gillingham Green conservation area guidelines.


Your property solicitor will check whether the property is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any alterations have requisite consent from the local authority.


Do your house conveyancing solicitors a lot of experience at the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Kent?


We are accustomed to working with auction buyers and sellers. Our auction team solicitors and conveyancers have been instructed by numerous vendors at local Kent auctions that include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Savvy buyers tend to choose a CQS conveyancing company as fast as they can to allow enough time for a detailed review of the legal documents prior to the auction.

Following the property auction your appointed property lawyer is fully focused on briskly finishing the legal side of things within 4 weeks as usually required .


In 2 months we are anticipating to be finally moving out of our semi detached home in Kent into a home in Isle Of Wight , when to instruct a home removal company?


Your solicitor would tend to advocate that buyers put off booking a removals company until after formal exchange of contracts because it is likely that an agreed date wont have been accepted by both parties. Get more information from Cook & Co Removals, The Coppice/Stockers Head/Faversham Rd, Charing, Ashford, TN27 0NN Telephone: 07803 070853.


If I am buying in Kent on the same road as a parsonage, do we need to get a chancel search?


Property owners in a neighbourhood near nearby church property must contribute towards repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Your conveyancing lawyer can provide more details. Church properties in the area include St Mary the Virgin and Vigo Church.


Which local authority is responsible for Kent?

  • Kent is a large county served by a number of local councils, some of which are wholly located in Kent and others that intersect with it:
  • Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL, phone: 01233 331 111
  • Canterbury City Council, Military Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1YW, phone: 01227 862 000
  • Dartford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DR, phone: 01322 343 434
  • Dover District Council, White Cliffs Business Park, Dover, Kent, CT16 3PJ, phone: 01304 821 199
  • Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU, phone: 01474 564 422
  • London Borough of Bromley Council, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH, phone: 020 8464 3339
  • London Borough of Lewisham Council, Town Hall, Catford, London, SE6 4RU
  • Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6JQ phone: 01622 602 000
  • Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR, phone: 01634 333 333
  • Sevenoaks District Council, Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HG, phone: 01732 227 000
  • Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY, phone: 01303 853 000
  • Swale Borough Council, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3HT, phone: 01795 417 850
  • Thanet District Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XZ, phone: 01843 577 000
  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Town Hall, Civic Way, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS, phone: 01892 526 121

In relation to the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920 I am questioning whether environmental searches might not be sufficient?


Environmental searches carried out by your solicitor in Kent should include a far more thorough Landmark flood search if the risk warrants it.

If you remain worried why not consider contacting a neighbour.