Conveyancing Solicitors in Maidstone

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Conveyancing in Maidstone

Conveyancing involves the legal work and documentation required to transfer a property from the seller to the buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Maidstone, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Maidstone and Kent clients 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, Sittingbourne and West Malling

Maidstone Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Maidstone

Maidstone is the county town of Kent and is linked to Rochester and the Thames estuary by the River Medway that runs through the town centre.

Already an attractive and lively market town with good amenities the centre has recently been regenerated and a new bypass is planned to ease congestion.

Situated close to the High Weald and Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with excellent schools, Maidstone is popular with young families, keeping the property market buoyant and house prices above average for Kent. Popular Maidstone suburbs include Allington, Bearstead and Weavering.

Maidstone house prices

The average price paid for a property in Maidstone between March and April 2024 was £331,103 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Maidstone (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,459.75
B £1,703.04
C £1,946.33
D £2,189.62
E £2,676.20
F £3,162.78
G £3,649.37
H £4,379.24

What does a property lawyer do?

Your conveyancing solicitor will take care of the technical side of a home purchase.

Your solicitor will raise enquires of the seller, order searches, review the contract of sale, and take care of tasks after the sale, like paying SDLT.

In addition to standard searches, Maidstone conveyancing solicitors may undertake chalk mining searches.

Are you buying with a mortgage?

During the process of buying a house, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for the bank or building society that's giving you the mortgage.

If your conveyancer isn't accepted on your mortgage provider's panel, it could take weeks longer to buy your house.

Our chosen panel solicitors have established relationships with the majority of lenders, helping to facilitate a faster completion for your purchase.

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We have also helped home movers in Maidstone with conveyancing for:

Buying a listed building

Approximately half a million listed buildings exist across the country, and around 2,060 of which are in Maidstone Borough Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Maidstone include:

  • Hazel Hill Cottage, Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Maidstone, Kent
  • Little Long End, Burton Lane, Collier Street, Claygate, Maidstone, Kent
  • K6 Telephone Kiosk Outside Village Hall, The Square, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent
  • The Tower House, Including Attached Walls And Service Wing, Leeds, Maidstone, Kent
  • Oxley House Including Attached Granary, Boughton Road, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent

Buying and owning a listed property is not for the faint-hearted. Our specialist panel of solicitors will discuss with you the obligations imposed by listed property ownership. Examples include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, and required consent for landscaping.

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Buying a Shared Ownership property

Buying a shared ownership property means buying only a share in the property from a not-for-profit housing association. Although this is a more affordable route to home ownership, shared ownership conveyancing is more complex, as all properties are leasehold.

Whether you are buying a shared ownership property or staircasing, your solicitor will help you complete the procedure.

New Build Conveyancing

The legal work for acquiring a new build home in Maidstone is more complicated than buying an existing property.

Your solicitor in Maidstone must be able to deal with things like handling reservation fees, administering Help to Buy purchases and any other issues raised by your lender.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and unfair clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Maidstone

As part of the property selling process in Maidstone, your solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation, including the TA6 and TA10 property information forms and the sale contract.

They will respond to inquiries from the buyer's solicitor, resolve any potential issues and redeem the existing mortgage. The solicitor will also communicate effectively with all parties, including estate agents, landlords and lenders, so the home move completes quickly.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Maidstone?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more complicated than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone must undertake additional work, and this could include sourcing all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a Maidstone conveyancing solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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Remortgaging

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Before instructing, you should confirm that your remortgage solicitor is able to act for your chosen mortgage lender.

We work with solicitors who are approved members of the majority of lenders, so whether you are switching to an offset mortgage from Barclays or moving to a flexible mortgage with Accord, we can help you.

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Transferring Equity

If you aim to change the ownership structure of a property, whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, transferring the ownership of a property to your children or buying out an ex-spouse after a divorce, a transfer of equity is required. Your solicitor will deal with the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Maidstone?

Conveyancing legal fees

The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your solicitor or conveyancer charges you for the legal services they provide.

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check the T's & C's

Some solicitors' quotes may include additional charges in the small print, resulting in a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote. When comparing quotes, make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote.

Article by Completely Moved authors

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

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