By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working together is essential for a smoother home move."
When buying or selling a home in Maidstone, you will need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to look after the legal work .
Our panel of solicitors have many years experience of conveyancing in Maidstone and throughout Kent and our pragmatic approach means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Our solicitors handle all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed rate.
If your Kent house move does not complete you will not be charged any solicitors fees.
With local experience, our CQS solicitors will guide you along every step of your sale or purchase.
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You will need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor to manage the legal work when you buy or sell or a house in Maidstone.
Our solicitors on Homeward Legal’s conveyancing panel have many years’ experience of conveyancing in Maidstone and throughout Kent. Homeward Legal’s pragmatic approach means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Home-buyers and -sellers should be aware of the fact that several law firms advertise so-called ‘cheap conveyancing’. However, extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Such additional charges need to be fair and clear. Homeward Legal never hide any costs, and our quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.
Whichever parish in Maidstone you are purchasing a house in, a conveyancing solicitor could recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair may be apportioned on owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. In any case, your solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees about whether you are liable, and will recommend insurance to mitigate the risk. Church of England properties include:
Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have historically occurred in parts of Maidstone. Environment search results will factor in contaminants, including metals and others such as polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and water contaminants such as petrol.
Appointing a conveyancing solicitor for the purchase of your Maidstone house is not a legal requirement and, as such, you can’t be prevented from taking care of the greater majority of the legal process without the involvement of a conveyancer. In reality, though, a solicitor handles a large number of tasks (ranging from chasing replies to requisitions, or ensuring the seller is the rightful owner), many of which are better handled by a skilled professional. More importantly, and the principal reason for avoiding do-it-yourself conveyancing, amateur lawyers are not covered by acceptable professional indemnity insurance which qualified legal firms are legally obligated to obtain.
A lot of property lawyers are far too slow in completing the legal tasks under their responsibility, which usually adds more stress to the conveyancing process. With Homeward Legal, the conveyancing solicitors work fast and efficiently, and endeavour to communicate along the entire buyer and seller chain, in order to remove any barriers to progress. In addition, they use modern practice management and technology systems to exchange on the property sale as quickly as possible. Contact our property experts at Homeward Legal for more information and advice.
The Homeward Legal partnership have solicitors experienced in working in conjunction with most lenders, because it is an issue that many lenders are now reducing the size of their panels, which can lead to inflated and unexpected costs for the buyer. By using Homeward Legal, you would remove that problem. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Maidstone, including the following:
A vital component in the conveyancing protocol involves a lawyer applying for conveyancing searches that go into detail with regard to the risk of flooding in Maidstone. In addition, if the risk is deemed high enough, a more in-depth search may be ordered with Landmark.
Conveyancing searches range in cost, depending on the searches required by your lender. These searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged at cost. Homeward Legal’s transparent method of quoting for conveyancing will clearly define all associated costs.