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Conveyancing in Whitstable Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

Whitstable's closest airport is Manston, Kent International Airport (14 miles). London Airport is 20 miles, Manston Airport is 15 miles and Rochester Airport is 23 miles away and the closest station to Whitstable is Whitstable.

Whitstable & Tankerton is the neighbouring hospital.


How do we find a cheap solicitor in Whitstable to own property?


Numerous firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional fees are frequently hidden in the terms. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry. The quote should also state any disbursements. Additional fees ought to be reasonable and clear and come into force only if the conveyancer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Might my legal fees cover any supplementary hidden costs?


Homeward Legal will never charge any hidden extra charges to transfer a property.


Is your panel of solicitors able to complete fast property auction conveyancing in Whitstable?


Indeed we are property auction specialists and commonly carry out work for sellers at auction. It is a sensible decision to appoint an auction experienced solicitors practice as ahead of time as they can so there is time for a thorough review of the legal papers well before the auction day arrives. Q.

The internet has a plethora of on and offline resources all about DIY conveyancing. Do I have to use Whitstable property lawyer ?

Hypothetically there are no arguments why you shouldn't embark on the greater majority of the conveyancing yourself.

The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor handles a long list of exercises ranging from chasing replies to enquiries or checking the lease which need a qualified professional.


Will the form for fixtures and fittings list items such as central heating systems?


In general, fixtures are 'fixed' to the property, whereas fixtures are free-standing items, like electric or gas fires. The need to clarify this is regularly overlooked, which makes the early agreement of the fixtures and fittings form so important.


Godiva Mortgages will be our mortgage lender - what will we need to know?


Over the last two years, some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For buyers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of the majority of mortgage lenders.


What property conveyancing searches will my Whitstable lawyer get on a Whitstable house?


The regular procedure is to obtain Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Coal Mining (Con29M) and occasionally specific local Whitstable searches, which may include a Flood Risk search.


Will we need a chancel search if I am purchasing in the parish of Cranbrook, near Whitstable?


Whichever Whitstable parish you are buying in, a conveyancing lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search. In Whitstable's much older areas, chancel repair may be imposed on the owners of a house where church councils have previously chosen not to do so. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.