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Conveyancing in Maidstone

121 cases completed in Maidstone in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Maidstone

With a strong location just over 30 miles southeast of London, Maidstone offers close proximity to both the capital and England’s southeast coastline. With a population of around 115,000, the River Medway flows through the centre of Kent’s county town.

At My Home Move Conveyancing we have been developing our knowledge and expertise of local property markets since 2002, enabling us to offer our clients an outstanding specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

When considering the sale or purchase of property in Maidstone, you must instruct a lawyer to carry out the legal work on your behalf.

My Home Move Conveyancing offer our clients in the Maidstone area an award winning level of customer service, combined with our market-leading use of technology and detailed knowledge of the local market. Our fixed fee conveyancing service comes with no hidden extra costs to worry about, meaning you can budget for exactly how much you’re going to pay from the outset. If you don’t end up moving, you won’t have to pay us a thing in legal costs.

We will assign you a dedicated conveyancer who will take care of all aspects of your case from start to finish, providing you with a consistent point of contact and regular progress updates. At My Home Move Conveyancing we can assist homebuyers across Maidstone, from clients looking at terraces in the centre or period homes in Mote Park, and roads still close to the action such as Tonbridge Road and Loose Road.

Local statistics

The average house price in Kent is £221,312, while the overall average price of properties sold in Maidstone over the past 12 months was £252,462.

Most sales involved terraces, which fetched an average of £208,991, while semi-detached properties went for £270,468. Flats and detached properties sold an almost identical number, going for an average of £144,974 and £411,793 respectively.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Maidstone Borough Council. They can be contacted on 01622 602 750 or at the following address:

Maidstone House
King Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 6JQ

The local area

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, known as the Garden of England. The town’s history dates back as far as the Neolithic Age, while the Romans and Normans also left their mark on the area. There are plenty of modern amenities and cultural spots to enjoy, including the Mall Maidstone, Fremlin Walk and Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery. Another real draw of the town is the proximity to London, which means Maidstone is popular for many as a commuter town.

There are trains from Maidstone West that reach London St Pancras in just over 50 minutes, while it will take just over an hour to get to London Victoria from Maidstone East. The M20 motorway passes to the north of town, heading northwest towards the M25, M26 and the capital, and southeast towards Folkestone. Meanwhile, seaside resort Margate can be reached in under an hour by taking the A249, M2 and A229.

There is a pleasing range of schools in the area for families with children to consider. Primary and junior options include Roseacre, East Farleigh, Sandling and Brunswick House, while notable secondary schools include Maidstone’s Boys and Girls Grammar Schools, Valley Park and Oakwood Park Grammar.

Much of the town is parished and charge precepts. Figures are for the unparished area at the centre of town.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000 £1,156.83

Council tax charge

£1,156.83

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,349.63

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,542.44

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,735.24

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,120.85

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,506.46

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,892.07

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,470.48

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

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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