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Buying or Selling in Ashford – 1st Move Conveyancing Ashford are Specialist Solicitors with Local Expertise

IIf you need a conveyancing quote in Ashford at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors we make buying or selling your home as painless as possible.
We strive to deliver a first class service. We specialise in dealing with matters in Ashford. We are experienced in both sales and purchases.

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Searches on my Conveyancing Quote

Do I need to get a Official Local Authority search if I’m a cash buyer? Cash buyers do have a choice on what they obtain when they are purchasing a property and do not necessarily have to conduct a search. Many such customers think they know what a Local Authority search will reveal and may know about the Ashford or surrounding locale however most conveyancing solicitors will still counsel for one. One of the main reasons is that the Enquiries of the local authority search is the only place to reveal indebtedness to the Local Authority and this is more commonly the case with probate properties.

Why do we need environmental searches in Ashford? Statutory legislation have resulted in a clean-up scheme for contaminated areas. The basic position is that the polluter should pay however where that party cannot be found (for example because the work was done some time ago or the company has gone into bankruptcy the liability for remediation costs passes to the current owner (who could be you). Even if you are purchasing an maisonette in Ashford you may find that you are liable for the cost of any clear-up through the service charge provisions of the lease.

What is a a CON29 DW search ? A a CON29 DW search confirms to a new purchaser that the house they are buying is connected to the mains water supply and mains drainage. This is particularly significant in parts of Ashford which are country as there may be a a private drainage system.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in Ashford?

  • At 1st Move Conveyancing we believe our fixed price quote delivers excellent value for money.
  • We are a CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accredited firm of solicitors providing conveyancing to clients in Ashford. Our processes and procedures have been approved by the Law Society,
  • Our quote is subject to our Terms and Conditions but there are No Hidden Extras.
  • Our guide to Unknown Costs and Limitations will give you an idea on what other possible costs or expenses to budget for outside the quote for the legal fees and known disbursements.

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General Conveyancing Tips

How long between exchange and completion? This is usually two weeks, but does not have to be. You can request a longer period if you are trading selling down and have a lot of items to clear. You can quicken the process if it is a first time buy. You may be able to exchange and complete simultaneously. However your option depend on what  others in the chain will agree to.

The Legal Ombudsman advises “Be wary of referrals and recommendations” There are lots of vested interests in the conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders might all suggest firms for you to use. They may make this sound like it is essential for your matter to use these firms. Whilst some are genuine recommendations often there might be a paid referral relationship behind the recommendation. Ask how much your agent is being paid by the lawyer – you may be surprised at the amount – if they are properly regulated they are meant to tell you. If you want to read more about referral fees see this article from the Daily Mail. Remember that you are free to choose your own lawyer.

What are the title deeds? The title deeds are the documents showing ownership of a property. Historically these were traditionally bundles of papers – there are known as ‘unregistered title deeds’ but these days the Land Registry stores evidence of the title electronically – this is referred to as a registered title. The unregistered title deeds are usually retained by your mortgage lender or solicitor. If these deeds are lost this can cause problems. Registration has been compulsory for all dealing with the land for some period now although this was brought in at different times across the country. For the time in Ashford you should check with your solicitor. Thankfully most deeds are now registered and cannot be destroyed. The cost of obtaining ‘official copies’ of the title are included in the conveyancing quote.

FAQs in Ashford

Are you on the panel of Tesco Bank? Yes we act for all major lenders and many smaller lenders.

We have noticed that you do not have an office in Ashford? Is this a concern? No because like all modern solicitors we rely on technology to assist us in our office to ensure that matters are dealt with swiftly. Your proximity to our office is not significant. We are also authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to carry out work throughout England and Wales (which obviously includes Ashford).

If you are a first time buyer what additional expenses can we anticipate? If you are using a Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA your solicitor are required to make certain steps to facilitate release of those monies including any bonus. If you complete the online quote you will see there is an yes no box for Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA. Please chose yes if you have one. You will usually save on SDLT which will be nil up to £300k. If you press “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” option on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

What Stamp Duty if I am buying a second home in Ashford? Buyers of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties, will have to pay an extra 3% in on top of current rates of SDLT for each band for all property over £40k. If you select “yes” to the “Buy to Let/Second Owner” toggle on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If we are buying a leasehold what additional costs can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the costs up front in our on line quote. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by landlords and managing agents also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a landlords and managing agents who both charge. These charges therefore vary considerably with some leasehold purchases the fees can be as low as £10 but in extreme cases the costs charged can be around £550. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

If we are selling a house in a retirement development what additional fees can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the disbursements up front in our on line quote. There are going to be two potential costs. First, the costs charged by freeholder and management companies will vary for providing assignment packs often in a pro forma response called LPE1. The charge for this varies from company to company on average it is around £200 but is can be higher in rare cases. Second, the lease could contains a clause for the assignor to pay a payment to the freeholder based on a % of the market value which is mainly 1% although other formula may be used. The lease will need to be checked carefully.


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Get In Touch We can start work on your matter today

You can complete the Instruct Us button on your quote and completed your contact details or call 01708 757575  and speak with Mark Sadler or email mbs@ker.co.uk and we will do the rest.


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