Moving house can be stressful at the best of times, whether you’re experienced in the process or taking your first step on the ladder. Conveyancing solicitors are here to help you along the journey to ensure your transition in to the home of your choice is as smooth and seamless as possible.
As well as the standard buying and selling transactions, there may be alternative reasons you need involvement from a solicitor. Remortgaging, transferral of equity or shares, or property disputes with third parties regarding boundaries, access or obstructions, to name a few, can all also be reasons you may find yourself in need of legal intervention.
At Morlings Solicitors, our Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited team offer the seasoned expertise and efficient, reliable service you need to see your transaction go ahead on time, while making things as simple and stress-free as possible for you.
With strong experience handling both UK and international property, we offer a safe pair of hands for all types of residential property matters, keeping you and your money safe at every stage of your transaction.
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We can also offer meetings at your home if needed, as well as a telephone appointment via skype if you are abroad.
How we can help you with residential conveyancing in Maidstone
Our conveyancing team provide an efficient and comprehensive service at competitive rates for all your estate needs, including:
- the sale or purchase of a house or flat
- the sale or purchase of a share in a property under a shared ownership scheme
- the purchase of a property under a Help to Buy or Right to Buy initiative
- the leasing of a flat
- applications to extend a lease, including via rights of leasehold enfranchisement
- the sale or purchase of property at auction
- the purchase of new build property or any type of conversion
- applications to register your ownership of a property with the Land Registry
- applications to register your rights to claim ownership of a property through adverse possession
- ascertaining the boundaries of your property
- ascertaining rights of access
- helping to remove redundant restrictions affecting your use and enjoyment of your property
- remortgaging arrangements
- transfer of equity in your home
Our civil litigation team work closely with conveyancing to aid and assist in any dispute resolution that you may require. We have a vast range of experience representing landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers in situations ranging from neighbourhood disturbances and unfair evictions to access disagreements and noise pollution.
Our Maidstone conveyancing fees
The cost of residential conveyancing services depends on your requirements. We are happy to provide a no obligation quotation upon request or you can use our free conveyancing calculator for a reliable estimate.
The costs of your conveyancing will include:
Our fees – covering the legal work we carry out on your behalf.
Disbursements – covering the fees charged by third parties e.g. the agencies which carry out the conveyancing checks on your property.
We will also provide clear guidance on any other costs you will incur, including Stamp Duty Land Tax.
Your conveyancing questions answered
How long does conveyancing take?
The exact length of time it takes will depend on the type of transaction you need assistance with. For example, most house purchases can be completed in around 4-12 weeks, depending on the circumstances.
What conveyancing checks do I need when buying a house?
There are certain standard checks it always makes sense to carry out, as well as other more niche checks that may be worth considering depending on the type of property, its location and any particular local issues that may be cause for concern.
Standard conveyancing checks include:
Local Authority Searches – Looking for issues such as whether the property is listed or in a conservation area, as well as whether there are any new property developments, roads or other projects planned for the area.
Water and Property Searches – To find out who is responsible for the property’s sewerage, drains and water supply, as well as whether any public sewers or drains run under the property.
Environmental Searches – Looking for issues connected to previous land use that might create a risk to the property or your health, e.g. from subsidence, flooding or land contamination.
Can I pull out of buying a house if a problem is found?
The sale of a property only becomes legally binding once contracts have been exchanged, which takes place after conveyancing checks have been carried out. Up until this point, either party can pull out or attempt to renegotiate the agreed sale price is they wish.
This means that should conveyancing checks or a building survey turn up any issues with the property, you can ask for the sale price to be reduced to reflect this or pull out of the purchase entirely if you wish.
However, once contracts have been exchanged, you are legally committed to buying the property at the agreed price and could lose your deposit and face potential legal action if you attempt to pull out.
Why choose Morlings Solicitors for your conveyancing?
Morlings Solicitors has achieved accreditation from the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) in recognition of the high standards of our residential property services.
The team is led by Partner Karen Du Rocher, a property lawyer with over 30 years of conveyancing experience for both residential and commercial property. Also practising as a notary public, Karen regularly assists clients with buying and selling abroad, as well as in the UK.
The residential property team also benefits from the expertise of Partners Nigel Edwards, and Natalie Skinner who offer decades of residential property law experience, as well as Associate Solicitor Lisa Waghorne who is a highly skilled property dispute resolution expert.
Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone
Looking for friendly, reliable conveyancing in Maidstone, Kent and throughout South East England? Call us now on 01622 673081 to discuss how we can help you. Alternatively, use our contact form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.