Conveyancing in Birchington

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Conveyancing Solicitors Birchington

In-Deed online is a country wide conveyancing firm that offers highly efficient conveyancing legal services to property buyers and sellers in Kent including Birchington. Our lawyers work on a no completion no fee basis so you only need to incur the legal fees if you actually move. Kent has many solicitors covering Birchington, but we feel that none can better In-Deed on service.

House Price Data in Birchington

Kent House Prices (in £1000's)
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185 179 181 187

In recent years, Average house prices have risen in Kent. The Land Registry reported property purchases averaging £186, 520 in October 2013, a rise of 3% on the same month last year.

Property prices are expected to continue to increase through 2014. Factors behind the active housing market include lower interest rates and Help to Buy. In spite of this, some property journalists anticipate a bubble, with the market slowing by 2016.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold House Purchase - St Davids Close, Birthcington, Kent CT7, £159, 000

Birchington Conveyancing Solicitor Fees

Our fixed quotes mean that there are no additional fees to worry about for your Birchington conveyancing.

Many lawyers conceal conveyancing fees in the terms and conditions. Additional conveyancing fees to look into are charges for CHAPS transfers or for repaying a mortgage on the sale of your property.

Birchington Local Government and Council Tax

Birchington is in Thanet District Council which is under no overall political control. Council tax bands for 2013 to 2014 are; Band A - £990, Band B - £1, 155, Band C - £1, 320, Band D - £1, 486, Band E - £1, 816, Band F - £2, 146, Band G - £2, 476, Band H - £2, 971.

Living in Birchington

Birchington is located in Kent in South East England and is roughly 35 miles from the county town of Maidstone. Herne Bay Museum & Gallery and Powell-Cotton Museum are often listed among tourist attractions. The Acorn, the Wheel Alehouse, the Sea View Hotel and the Caf

How Your Solicitor Will Complete the Conveyancing in Birchington

  1. Deciding on a conveyancing quote - Firstly, get a conveyancing solicitor guided by the factors that are important to you. Do not rely on an attractive headline fee. Many cheaper quotes can have hidden additional fees in terms and conditions.

  2. Engaging your selected solicitor - At the point you have decided which lawyer you wish to execute the legal formalities your Birchington property sale or purchase you will have to formally instruct. You must scour any fine print accompanying the quote for any hidden fees such as charges for bank TTs (money transfers) , before signing them.

  3. Pre-contract - The sellers lawyer agrees the draft contract with the buyers conveyancer. In addition pre-contract enquires are carried out. The purchaser should get a formal offer from their lender at this point in the conveyancing process.

  4. Arrange your HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey - Buyers are strongly urged to get a Building Survey because it will pinpoint any potential defects like bulging walls and wall cracks. Interlocking clay tiles are also one of a number of a local factor affecting Kent.

  5. Birchington conveyancing searches - Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability are the four common searches. These searches investigate numerous factors including details of conservation area controls. Potential further searches in Birchington include a Coal Mining (Con29M) Search.

  6. Exchange of contracts - When the purchasers mortgage offer is in place, terms are agreed, and the deposit is ready, contracts are exchanged. Both sides are now legally bound to complete the transaction.

  7. Completion - Usually on a set day, the deeds are delivered to the buyer, once payment of the money that is due, less the deposit already paid is made. The keys can then be collected.

The Help to Buy scheme

Almost 20, 000 home movers acquired their new property under this scheme within the first nine months. There are two Help to Buy schemes, the Equity Loan and Mortgage Guarantee. Each aims to assist first-time buyers and home movers with at least a 5% deposit, but are otherwise quite different. The Equity Loan comprises a 20% equity loan from the Government, which can be repaid at any time. The Mortgage Guarantee enables lenders to offer up to a 95% mortgage.

Speak to the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent if you would like additional information on Help to Buy.

Are you Remortgaging in Birchington ?

If you are remortgaging you will require a solicitor. In-Deed's CQS solicitors can work with all mortgage lender panels from Rooftop Mortgages to Adam and Company. We have built the latest remortgage case management systems which help our conveyancing lawyers to deliver a rapid but individual legal service.

Online Conveyancing

It is easier than ever for buyers and sellers to monitor the progress of their conveyancing, with online conveyancing tools like case-tracking and email updates at their disposal.

In truth, the key to a faster, easier move is a proactive solicitor, irrespective of their technology. With us, home movers have the advantage of both 21st Century online conveyancing and the advice of an experienced conveyancing solicitor.