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Conveyancing in Canterbury

41 cases completed in Canterbury in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Canterbury

Sitting on the banks of the River Stour, Canterbury is a historic cathedral city in South East England. Found in the county of Kent, Canterbury has a population of just over 55,000. The local property market offers a wide range of property, from Victorian town houses to modern detached family homes. At My Home Move Conveyancing we have been developing our knowledge of this market since 2002, enabling us to bring our clients in Canterbury a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

If you’re buying or selling property in Canterbury, you must instruct the services of a lawyer to complete the legal work on your behalf.

By selecting My Home Move Conveyancing to be your Canterbury conveyancers, you’ll reap the benefits of our award winning customer service, innovative use of technology and intimate knowledge of the local market. You’ll know exactly what you’re going to pay right from the beginning, as our conveyancing service is fixed fee. If you don’t end up moving for some reason, you won’t have to pay us a penny in legal costs.

We assign each of our clients a dedicated conveyancer who will oversee your case from start to finish, providing you with a consistent point of contact and regular updates on your progress. At My Home Move Conveyancing we are proud to assist clients with our conveyancing services in Canterbury, including those looking for something central with a village feel in the area close to the cathedral, or a suburban haven in the Old Dover Road area.

Local statistics

The average house price in Canterbury is £264,197. Over the past year, terraces were involved in the most sales, going for an average of £291,202. Flats fetched £208,480, while semis sold for £259,228 and detached properties for £475,672.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Canterbury City Council. They can be contacted on 01227 862 000 or at the following address:

Canterbury City Council
Council Offices
Military Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 1YW

The local area

Canterbury is a picturesque spot that retains a small town feel despite having one of Kent’s most thriving economies. With the River Stour running through town and endless miles of countryside surrounding it, Canterbury is the perfect place to live if you want to live somewhere that retains an old world market town feel yet has plenty of modern amenities. There’s even a bohemian flavour to the northern quarter, where you’ll find plenty of quirky shops and inviting bars, cafes and restaurants.

The close proximity to the coast is another of Canterbury’s major draws, as it’s only around seven miles to seaside spots such as Whitstable. Margate, Dover and Folkestone are all close by, with a good network of A roads if you have a car. It’s also just under 60 miles to London, with trains to the capital taking less than an hour. If you live near Canterbury West and work close to St Pancras station, then the commute is very much doable on a daily basis.

Families will be pleased to learn that there are some highly rated schools in the area, including St Peter’s Methodist Primary, Wickhambreaux CofE and Wingham Primary for younger children. Options at secondary level include Barton Court Grammar, the Simon Langton Grammar Schools for Boys and Girls, and the Canterbury Academy on Knight Avenue. There are also four universities with a presence in town, including the University of Kent.

All properties in Canterbury will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,125.03

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,312.53

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,500.04

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,687.54

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,062.55

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,437.56

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,812.57

Council tax band H

Property value range

Over £320,001

Council tax charge

£3,375.08

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm