By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"A solicitor team you can depend on throughout your 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 Move, 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 Move, 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.
Where land in Tunbridge Wells was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of repairs to a local church. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Tunbridge Wells Church of England properties include S. Barnabas' Church, St Peter, Holy Trinity with Christ Church and Holy Trinity with Christ Church.Q.
The conveyancing process in Tunbridge Wells will occasionally suffer setbacks. We seek to minimise their cost by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Reasons for delay include slow solicitors acting for the other side.Q.
We would usually encourage home movers hold off until after the contracts have exchanged as a definitive date will not have accepted by both parties.
Local removals firms include Grosvenor Removals, 210 Upper Grosvenor Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2EH Phone: 01892 640773 or Bishops Move, 14 Spa Ind Pk/Longfield Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3EN Tel: 01892 530191.Q.
Homeward Legal do not recommend any form of stamp duty scheme, as such schemes are often uneconomical and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.Q.
Disbursements and fees should be clearly stated on the quote for your conveyancing, without any hidden charges in the 'small print'. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in your quote.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.
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.