By Frances Traynor
24th April 2018
"A legal team to depend on during your move."
If you are buying or selling your home, or want to release equity from it, then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of conveyancing experience in Sittingbourne and around Kent. Support that with our proactive, speed-focused methods and that means we often complete your transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors undertake all the legal work for your move for fixed conveyancing costs in Sittingbourne.
You will not be charged any property legal fees, if your Kent house move does not complete.
With area expertise, our solicitors will guide you through every aspect of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Sittingbourne is served by the M2, A2 and A249. By rail: The nearest train station is Sittingbourne. By air: Sittingbourne is closest to Rochester Airport (13 miles), London Biggin Hill Airport (40), Redhill Aerodrome (43), London City Airport (44), and London Heliport (47).
Hospital: Sittingbourne Memorial, Bell Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 4DT. Council: Swale Borough (www.swale.gov.uk).
Attractions: Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway, Old Forge Wartime House, Sittingbourne Heritage Museum, Sittingbourne Greyhound Stadium, and Milton Creek Country Park.Q.
The conveyancing will sometimes take more time than predicted for a number of reasons (usually a reluctance for some lawyers to respond quickly to requests for information). At Homeward Legal, we aim to minimise their impact, if it is possible to do so, by chasing for prompt responses and keeping the pressure on throughout the entirety of the chain. 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.
Homeward Legal’s solicitors work with all the major lenders assisting purchasers in Sittingbourne. The solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase in Sittingbourne will be able to confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender. Sittingbourne lenders and mortgage specialists include:
Stamp Duty Land Tax is currently triggered when the value of a property is more than £125,000, although other factors come into play to define the precise rate. The government occasionally runs schemes to assist buyers by giving them relief on the payment (e.g. for first-time buyers). Your appointed conveyancing solicitor should be able to tell you if any such schemes are currently in operation, and whether you are eligible to take advantage of them.Q.
A necessary step in the legal process involves your conveyancing lawyer applying for conveyancing searches, including one for the environment, which is the search that covers the historical risk of flooding for the area where your property is located. If the level of risk is deemed significant, your lawyer might advise that a deeper investigative search be ordered, which will be a disbursement passed on to you at cost.Q.
The number of weeks needed to transact a home can vary and is largely unpredictable because of the complexities. This is dependent on a number of considerations, such as whether either party has a mortgage, or due to the extended length of the property chain. Homeward Legal solicitors strive to ensure your move is undertaken with the utmost care and speed, proactively removing obstacles and mitigating the impact of any issues arising in the conveyancing process. Give our team a call on 0800 038 6699 to find out more.Q.
Many experienced property-buyers will argue, correctly, that appointing a proactive lawyer, like the ones we have at Homeward Legal, is essential to accelerating the conveyancing process. Beyond that, there are numerous things you, as the purchaser, can also do to get moving sooner, including asking for property searches to be ordered immediately, quickly completing and returning any forms, and arranging your mortgage offer and other finances.
You should be told about your new home’s council tax band as part of the conveyancing report on title. The latest tax charges for Sittingbourne are set out in detail online at the Swale Borough council website (see the head of these FAQs for a link to the homepage). For the 2017/2018 tax year, Sittingbourne’s council tax rates were:
Retrieved on 27 March 2017Q.
Our residential property lawyers often take instructions from both buyers and sellers at local and national auctions. We usually advise purchasers to formally instruct a conveyancing lawyer, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, prior to the property auction date so that there is time for a detailed investigation of the sellers’ legal pack. Subsequently, following the auction date, the lawyer can be focused on rapidly finalising the legal work within the 28 days required by the conditions of sale. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Completion, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our auction experts on 0800 038 6699.Q.
There are over 15,000 parishes across the country. Owners of property within some of these may be required to subsidise the repair of a local church. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Sittingbourne Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Sittingbourne church properties include Holy Trinity, St Mary and St Michael.Q.
Most property lawyers usually encourage home vendors wait until after exchange of contracts because generally an agreed home moving date will not have been set.
For a local Kent company Bobs Man & Van, 19 Trinity Rd, Sittingbourne, ME10 2HG on 01795 470886 or Rose Removals Of Kent, 118 Grovehurst Rd, Kemsley, Sittingbourne, ME10 2TA Phone: 01795 410000.Q.
Food risk searches conducted by your Sittingbourne solicitor will include a more detailed flood search if the risk is deemed significant.
If you remain still worried you could attempt to contact a local resident.Q.
You should be told about the homes council tax band as part of the conveyancing report on title. The latest tax charges for Sittingbourne are set out in detail online at the Swale council website. On 17 August 2012 the rates are:
This happens when the 1st buyer's offer is rejected, following initial acceptance, by the property owner, opting instead for a second buyer's offer. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a danger. You should instruct a law firm early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of gazumping.Q.
A property lawyer will see whether the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have requisite consent.Q.
There are no arguments why you cannot carry out the bulk of the legal and technical work without the help of a proficient Sittingbourne lawyer.
That said, a lawyer takes care of a huge number of tasks such as approving enquiries on searches and identifying the most appropriate searches most of which require the relevant training. More importantly do it yourself conveyancers are taking risks without suitable insurance cover which qualified legal firms are required to possess.