By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Teamwork is vital for an easy property transaction."
When selling, buying or remortgaging a house or flat in Rochester, you should instruct a lawyer to handle conveyancing work for your move.
Our solicitor network have vast experience of conveyancing in Rochester and all over Kent and our highly proactive approach means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our solicitors undertake all the legal work for your move for fixed conveyancing costs in Rochester.
If for any reason your Kent house move does not complete you will not be charged any property legal fees.
With local conveyancing experience, your solicitor will guide you through the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
As reported in the 2011 national census Rochester has a residential population 607,143 spread over an area of 99,452 hectares (245,751 acres) which equals a residential population density 6.1 people per hectare or 2.5 per acre.
Strood Kent station is approximately 1 mile from Rochester and Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport is 3 miles from Rochester. London City Airport is 22 miles, London Airport is 15 miles, Rochester Airport is 3 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 21 mile away.
Rochester is around a mile and a half of the M2 junction entry 2 Eastbound.
The nearest hospital to Rochester is St Bartholomews Chatham.Q.
This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees will be included in small print which buyers may have not read carefully Additional costs listed in the small print needs to be reasonable and clear.Q.
The cost of conveyancing searches can vary significantly, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. In Rochester, the standard bundle of searches included a local authority search.Q.
Rochester and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as industrial storage.
A property lawyer could recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the property being purchased is located. In older areas of Rochester, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on current owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so. For property in the parish of Sevington, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.Q.
A key component in the legal procedure involves the solicitor carrying out environmental searches that set out detail about the potential Rochester flood risk area. Furthermore a solicitor in Rochester may possibly propose a more detailed local Rochester flood risk search.Q.
Property owners proximate to nearby church property are expected to fund repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. A chancel search confirms that such a liability exists. Your conveyancing solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Ecclesiastical properties in the area where a chancel search may be necessary include Borstal St Matthew, Cathedral, St Justus and St Margaret.Q.
The amount of time taken to transact a residence varies, affected by potentially many legal considerations. With Homeward Legal's Rochester property experts, your sale or purchase receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.Q.
SDLT commonly must be paid on homes over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise home buyers risk any stamp duty scheme, because these schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty amount may be due.