Conveyancing Solicitors in Dartford

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Conveyancing in Dartford

Conveyancing is the legal process of buying and selling a property, involving the work a solicitor does to investigate the property, handle mortgage requirements and register the new owner. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Dartford, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Dartford and throughout Kent with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Gillingham, Gravesend and Swanley

Dartford Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Dartford

A town in Kent, Dartford is known for its tunnel, the Orchard Theatre, and the nearby Bluewater shopping centre. Popular residential areas include Wilmington and Longfield. Dartford has a mainline railway station, providing links to London. Dartford has a population of approximately 97,000.

Dartford house prices

The average price paid for a property in Dartford between March and April 2024 was £345,632 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Dartford (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,385.32
B £1,616.21
C £1,847.09
D £2,077.98
E £2,539.75
F £3,001.53
G £3,463.30
H £4,155.96

What do Dartford conveyancing solicitors do?

During the home purchase, the conveyancer will take care of the technical side of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer.

They will perform due diligence on the property, like raising questions for the seller's solicitor, arranging searches from entities including Dartford Council and reviewing contracts of sale.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Dartford conveyancing solicitors may carry out chalk mining searches.

Are you purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When buying a house or flat with a mortgage, it is normal for your solicitor to also act for your bank or building society.

Acceptance on a lender's panel will mean your solicitor is able to represent your lender.

Over 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your Dartford transaction smoothly.

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We can assist home buyers in Dartford with the legal work for:

Buying a listed building

Somewhere in the region of 500,000 listed properties exist across the country, and around 190 of which are in Dartford Borough Council.

Dartford listed buildings and properties include:

  • Post On Land Of Gun Club, On East Side Of Lane Which Forms The West Boundary Of The Shooting Ground And The West Boundary Of The Former Borough Of Dartford, East Rochester Way, Dartford, Bexley, Greater London Authority
  • 14 And 16 East Hill, Dartford, Dartford, Kent
  • Former West Hill Police Station, West Hill, Dartford, Dartford, Kent
  • Former Dartford Union Workhouse Buildings To Rear And North East Of Range Fronting West Hill, West Hill, Dartford, Dartford, Kent
  • Range Of Former Dartford Union Workhouse Facing On To West Hill, West Hill, Dartford, Dartford, Kent

Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include required consent for any alterations, and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will explain to you what duties your ownership will impose.

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Leasehold flats

Buying a leasehold property in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Dartford

For the sale of a home in Dartford, your conveyancing solicitor will prepare vital paperwork, including the contract of sale and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and will help you answer these forms.

They will address potential issues, advise on enquiries sent by the buyer's conveyancer and handle the mortgage redemption. The solicitor will coordinate with all stakeholders, like agents, lenders and landlords, so your sale of your property completes without delay.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Dartford?

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is much more technical compared to a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Dartford, including collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a Dartford conveyancing solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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Remortgaging a property in Dartford

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Verify your bank or building society's legal panel includes your conveyancer before you instruct your solicitor.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are on all major banks and building societies' panels. Whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Barclays Bank or taking out a home reversion mortgage from Secure Trust Bank, we can help.

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Dartford Transfer of equity

Whether you are gifting a share of a property, adding your spouse to the deeds or tax planning for the future, you will need to transfer equity.

Your property lawyer will quickly and efficiently complete the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Dartford?

When comparing solicitors' fees, conveyancing quotes may include several unfamiliar terms and concepts:

Conveyancing solicitors fees

The quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your lawyer charges you for the work they carry out on your behalf.

Disbursements (third party costs)

The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, including Stamp Duty and property searches.

Read the terms and conditions

Some firms may include additional charges in their terms and conditions, leading to a final bill that is higher than the original quote. Beware of hidden fees or extra charges, when you compare conveyancing quotes.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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