Property Law Solicitors In Kent
Property prices are high enough — We know it’s difficult to part with more for legal fees. At Ratcliffes Solicitors in Sittingbourne, Kent, we are often asked things like: why do I need a conveyancing solicitor in the first place? It’s throwing away good money, isn’t it?
Well, we believe it’s money well spent. Here’s why:
- An increasing number of people try to do their own conveyancing. It’s true that if you have the time and the patience, you could save yourself some money. On the other hand, our new flat-fee conveyancing products aren’t expensive either.
- Because we have indemnity insurance, and we are subject to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, we can offer additional safety nets as well.
- The process of buying and selling a house or commercial property is stressful enough. You have enough to worry about — asking us to handle the legal side of things is a weight off your mind.
- We know exactly what to do and when to do it so the sale and/or purchase goes through smoothly.
- We are completely independent. We don’t take backhanders from estate agents. You end up footing the bill and that’s not how we do business.
- We are professionals, fully trained to deal with the unexpected. Things like mistakes on earlier paperwork, unclear boundaries and extensions built without correct permission will crop up — we’re ready to deal with them.
- We’re local too, so you won’t be dealing with a faceless call centre on the other side of the country. This matters: at Ratcliffes, we know the local planning rules inside out and we know the issues that affect property in the area.
- We check to make sure there isn’t fraud involved — that everything is above board.
We deal with a full range of property matters, including:
- Conveyancing — buying and selling flats, houses and commercial property
- Equity release
- Shared ownership
- Leaseholds and tenancy agreements
Conveyancing Quote Exceptions
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OUR ONLINE CONVEYANCING QUOTES ASSUME THAT:
- this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
- the property is being bought or sold by a single person or persons with equal shares
- purchase monies are all coming from the buyer’s own funds and (other than a standard mortgage) there is no third party gift or contribution
- the property is not a ‘new build’ property
- the property is not subject to ‘shared ownership’ or ‘staircasing’
- there is no ‘Help to Buy’ scheme
- the property is not being purchased or sold as part of a SIP or an ISA
- in the case of a leasehold property this is the sale/purchase of an existing lease
- the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise
- all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
- no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required (generally only where documentation is missing or defective)
IF YOUR TRANSACTION DOES FALL INTO ANY OF THE ABOVE CATEGORIES THEN PLEASE ASK US FOR DETAILS AS THESE MAY INCUR ADDITIONAL CHARGES WHICH ARE NOT SHOWN ON OUR ONLINE QUOTES.