By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"A team to place confidence in throughout your home move."
For your property sale or purchase, you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal side of things.
The lawyers on Homeward Legal's panel have years of conveyancing experience in Royal Tunbridge Wells and all around Kent. Our approach of rapid response means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who carry out all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed cost.
If your Kent house move does not complete we do not charge you any solicitors fees.
With their area expertise, our CQS solicitors will lead you through the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Royal Tunbridge Wells is served by the A21 and A26. By rail: The nearest train station is Tunbridge Wells. By air: Of the airports nearest to Royal Tunbridge Wells, London Biggin Hill Airport is 22 miles away, Rochester Airport is 23 miles, London Gatwick Airport 24, and London City Airport, 43 miles.
Hospital: Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge Road, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4QJ. Council: Borough of Tunbridge Wells Council (www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk).
Attractions: Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery, The Pantiles, Bewl Water, Scotney Castle, and Spa Valley Railway.Q.
No, because Homeward Legal never hides any extra costs for conveyancing work, unlike a number of other firms, who provide estimates disguised as quotes. There are often costs described in the small print of the terms of engagement, meaning that your final legal bill may be much more than you had budgeted for. Homeward Legal’s quotes provide clear statements of your legal fees and disbursements for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699, supported by our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ cast-iron guarantee.Q.
These conservation areas pinpoint neighbourhoods that are of historic or architectural significance. Your conveyancing solicitor will provide more details regarding the relevant conservation area restrictions in Royal Tunbridge Wells and its associated villages, and whether your property falls within one of them.Q.
The Borough of Tunbridge Wells Council is responsible for setting and collecting the council tax for properties in the town and the surrounding villages. Your solicitor will contact them to establish the right band and the current tax rate, which will then be detailed in the resultant report on title. The latest council tax rates are available at the council’s website (see the public service information section at the head of these FAQs). For the 2016/2017 tax year, the tax rates were:
Retrieved on 1 March 2017Q.
First of all, and critical to the speed of the conveyancing, you should appoint your solicitor as early as possible so that the legal work can begin immediately. With Homeward Legal, our panel of solicitors are incentivised to be proactive in their communication, and we have invested in cutting-edge case management systems. Don’t worry about appointing one of our solicitors early, because you are protected by our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee. Give our experts a call on 0800 038 6699 to arrange a fixed-fee quote. Second, there is a range of things you can also do to get moving sooner, including:
Like many large towns, Royal Tunbridge Wells has a large number of mortgage lenders with offices in the area. Of those mortgage experts, approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Homeward Legal has regularly worked with the majority of them. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include:
The lawyer handling the work for your Royal Tunbridge Wells purchase should be able to confirm any additional costs or hurdles likely to be associated with your chosen lender.Q.
A competent conveyancing solicitor should carry out more in-depth flood searches if the environmental searches identifies a significant level of risk of flooding in the local Royal Tunbridge Wells area. However, because of the increased press coverage of adverse weather events, to allay your fears further, you might like to chat with a future neighbour. Or you could try talking to a local expert, like:
The amount of time needed to sell or purchase property varies. This duration is completely dependent on several issues that can affect the property (for example, if either party has a mortgage to organise). Our lawyers at Homeward Legal strive to ensure any problems receives the most proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome. Use our online quote calculator or give us a call on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote.Q.
It is very tempting to book up every person and firm involved in your move as early as possible, because it makes it feel more real. However, Homeward Legal would highly recommend that you hold off booking up a removals firm until the exchange of contracts. It is only at this point that you will have a firm date for your move.Q.
You will be given detail on your homes band with the report on title. The latest council tax charges for homes in Tunbridge Wells are set out in detail at the Tunbridge Wells local authority website. At the time of authoring on 09 November 2012 band rates are:
Local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by the solicitor will find out whether the property is within a conservation area and any evidence of authorisation for modifications will be supplied.Q.
Standard conveyancing protocol is to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW), Environment Search and Coal Mining Search (Con29M) as well as any special local Tunbridge Wells searches, which might include Commons Registration Search.Q.
Some lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them, which may result in increased conveyancing costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of the majority of UK mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.Q.
Searches are questions requested by the purchaser's property lawyer with local and national organisations, which may include an environmental search. These searches provide much needed information, however they only deal with the legal condition of the property's title.Q.
Soil contamination is carefully monitored. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Tunbridge Wells, including local authorities.Q.
The Stamp Duty payable will depend on the value of the property. Stamp duty will be £36600 on a £915000 property in Tunbridge Wells.