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Buying a house in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells is located in the county of Kent in southern England, surrounding by pretty countryside. With a close proximity to London and population approaching 60,000, there is a huge demand for property in Royal Tunbridge Wells, which is reflected in its strong prices. At My Home Move Conveyancing we continuously develop our knowledge of local property markets, allowing us to offer our clients in the area a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

Should you wish to buy or sell property in Royal Tunbridge Wells, you’ll require a lawyer to carry out the legal work on your behalf.

At My Home Move Conveyancing we are proud of our award winning customer service, which is enhanced by being open seven days a week, and complemented by our innovative use of technology and intimate knowledge of the local area. We provide a fixed fee conveyancing service, meaning when you choose us as your Royal Tunbridge Wells conveyancers you’ll know exactly what you’re paying from the outset, with no hidden charges to worry about. If, for whatever reason, you don’t end up moving, you won’t need to pay us a thing.

Each of our clients are assigned a dedicated conveyancer, who is tasked with looking after your case from start to finish, and will provide you with updates along the way. At My Home Move Conveyancing we provide our conveyancing services in Royal Tunbridge Wells to customers looking for everything from large detached Edwardian properties and cosy Victorian terraces close to the High Street, to modern housing developments ideal for first time buyers.

Local statistics

The average house price in Kent is £227,530, while the overall average sale price in Royal Tunbridge Wells during the past 12 months was substantially higher than this at £414,300.

Most sales involved flats, which went for an average of £250,915, while terraces fetched £372,527. Semis sold for an average price of £403,831, and detached properties for £771,923.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. They can be contacted on 01892 526 121 or at the following address:

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Mount Pleasant Road
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1RS

The local area

The local area has evidence of being farmed and mined as early as the Iron Age, although Royal Tunbridge Wells as we now know it rose to prominence as a spa town in the 17th century. The modern town is equipped with great amenities, plenty of green spaces and a selection of superb shops and restaurants. House prices are on the high side, but sometimes you get what you pay for and Royal Tunbridge Wells is a wonderful place to live.

This is partly down to its location just over 30 miles to the south of London, which makes Royal Tunbridge Wells a popular choice among commuters to the capital. Trains to the capital take less than an hour, and more and more people are opting for this commute each year. There are a number of A roads that pass close to town, and it is the A21 that heads north to the M25. These two roads can be used to get to Gatwick Airport, a journey of less than 35 miles by road.

There are some highly rated schools in the area that families with children will find pleasing, with primary options including Groombridge St Thomas’ CofE, Claremont Primary and Langton Green Primary on Lampington Row. Secondary choices include Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys and the Skinners’ School on St John’s Road.

All properties in Royal Tunbridge Wells will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,144.47

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,335.21

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,525.96

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,716.70

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,098.19

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,479.68

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,861.17

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,433.40

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