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Conveyancing Solicitors in Ashford
Buying, selling, or completing any other type of residential property transaction is one of life’s most exciting ventures. However, it can also be a very stressful process, highlighting the need for carefully tailored advice from expert conveyancing solicitors.
Here at Kingsfords, our residential conveyancing solicitors in Ashford have both a depth and breadth of expertise in a wide range of property matters. Whether you are a first-time buyer, looking to upsize, downsize, or anything in between, our property solicitors will be on hand to take you through every step required.
Whatever your requirements or current circumstances may be, our residential conveyancing solicitors in Ashford can provide practical guidance and close personal support to complete your transaction as efficiently as possible.
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Why work with our property solicitors in Ashford?
Our residential property solicitors in Ashford have detailed knowledge on a range a wide range of matters, having previously worked with clients in Ashford, the wider Kent region, and across the country. We understand all of the potential risks and pitfalls to your transaction and will respond accordingly.
Having been recognised by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the high quality legal advice we provide all of our clients, we will be well positioned to support you with your transaction.
As a firm, we have also been recognised by the Law Society Lexcel accreditation. This is a hallmark of our commitment to the highest standards of client care and practice management.
Our expertise with residential property matters in Ashford
Buying and selling residential property
There are a number of steps involved in buying and selling any type of residential property which need to be carefully navigated to ensure that a transaction is completed as efficiently as possible.
To avoid any unnecessary delays which could otherwise jeopardise the sale, our residential conveyancing solicitors in Ashford will be by your side to ensure everything is completed accurately and on time. From the initial exchange of contracts through to completion, our property solicitors will keep you informed on the progress of your case, as well as any other updates regarding the property chain you may be a part of.
Importantly, our conveyancing solicitors will be able to support you with both freehold and leasehold property transactions. While freehold property transactions are relatively straightforward, there is an extra layer of complexity to leasehold transactions which requires expert support and advice.
Our conveyancing solicitors in Ashford will be able to advise you on your options and obligations for buying and selling leasehold properties, including dealing with additional matters such as ground rent, lease extensions and service charges.
Mortgages and remortgages
Our Ashford conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for the majority of major UK lender panels. This puts us in a strong position to act for both our clients and the lender equally for any purchases and mortgages.
This also means that you will not have to pay for two separate lawyers, as not all conveyancers or solicitors will be acceptable to lenders for a number of reasons.
Our team can carefully assess your situation and offer practical guidance on the best way to proceed with your mortgage case. With our support, we can ensure that your deal is completed as efficiently as possible, and on the best possible terms for your circumstances.
If you own a leasehold property, the terms of your ownership will be dictated by the length of the lease on the property. The less time on the lease, the lower the value of the property and the harder it will be to sell it when the time comes.
In cases where your lease has less than 80 years remaining, it can prove very challenging to remortgage or sell. In these situations, negotiating a lease extension with the freeholder will usually be necessary. This can be done voluntarily via an agreement with the freeholder, or through a statutory lease extension under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
Whichever route you choose to take for your lease extension, our conveyancing solicitors will be there to support you.
As a leasehold property owner, you may be able to purchase the freehold alongside any other tenants. This is so long as you are a ‘qualifying tenant’ and you fulfil certain criteria. The advantages to buying the freehold are numerous, but the process of leasehold enfranchisement can be a complex one, highlighting the need for specialist support.
Our conveyancing solicitors in Ashford have vast experience advising on the enfranchisement process and will be able to advise you on whether it is a viable option for you and, if so, the steps that need to be taken to get the process underway.
It is common for disputes to arise between landlords and tenants. To help regulate the relationship and the responsibilities both parties hold towards one another, tenancy agreements can be drafted.
Tenancy agreements are complex contracts and, to be sure that an agreement is watertight and protects your interests, the advice of our conveyancing solicitors will be essential.
If you already have an agreement in place, our property solicitors in Ashford can review the terms in place and suggest any amendments, as well as advising you on your options if there has been a breach of contract.
Additional residential property matters
Our Ashford conveyancing solicitors can also provide detailed advice on a range of other property matters, such as:
- Adverse possession claims
- Auction purchases
- Land purchases
- Grazing agreements
- Mobile home purchases
- Overage agreements
For further information on how our team can help you with any of these services, please get in touch today.