Your new home
A big decision
When you buy a house or flat you are making a major decision for you and your family. We understand it can be a stressful time and that the paperwork and decisions involved can seem complicated and time consuming. That’s why our award winning teams in Margate, Canterbury, Birchington, Broadstairs and Ramsgate work closely with every conveyancing client to ensure a minimum of fuss.
Coronavirus: many people are asking us whether it is possible to still move home in the current crisis. Click here to read the general advice we are giving. For some tips on how to keep your home move moving or to start one see this link.
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Video 1 is a quick animation that about how getting your paperwork ready whilst you market your property or look for a new one will save a huge amount of time later on. Video 2 explains the work your conveyancer will do to get you moved.
We ask everyone what they think of our service. In a recent survey of over 500 Boys & Maughan conveyancing customers:
- 99% of our clients said they would recommend us to their friends and family who were moving home
- 99% said they were happy with the service they received, and
- 99% said they would use us again.
Levels of satisfaction like this are rare and the envy of our competitors. You can be sure that if you appoint Boys & Maughan you will sign up to an efficient and jargon free service that’s hard to beat.
In 2017 and again in 2018 we won no fewer than five trophies at the national ESTAS Conveyancing Awards, including best solicitors in Kent and best firm with two to five offices in the country. In 2019 we then exceeded all our previous achievements when we landed an amazing eight ESTAS trophies. In 2016 we were runners up in the ESTAS award for the best regional conveyancers. The ESTAS are presented by television property expert Phil Spencer and the accolades are purely based on independent surveys of our home buying and selling clients, who are asked a series of questions about the service they received.
In 2014 we were highly commended for our firm-wide approach to consistently providing exactly what clients want and need from a conveyancing service at the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards.
We were identified as one of the top five firms in the country and narrowly missed out on winning the prestigious 2017 Solicitors Journal national Conveyancing Team of the Year Award.
In April 2015 we were named the best medium to large law firm for conveyancing in the country at the national Property Forum Awards in recognition of our expertise, client care and achievements over the previous 12 months.
In 2013 we were named the best law firm for conveyancing in the South East at the Law Firm Services Awards and narrowly missed out on being recognised as England's top firm. In 2014 we made the final once again.
Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme
In 2011 Boys & Maughan was one of the first four solicitors firms to achieve the standards set by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Since then we have received the award every year in recognition of our advice, integrity and reliability.
We are also members of The Conveyancing Association, the trade body which represents the UK's conveyancing firms.
We subscribe to The Law Society's Conveyancing Protocol, which combined with our sophisticated case management system to manage the routine day to day paperwork, leaves our conveyancing solicitors in Margate, Canterbury, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Birchington free to deal with you, your estate agent and anyone else involved in the transaction.
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Use our conveyancing calculator to obtain a competitive freehold or leasehold conveyancing quotation.
How long will my move take?
A standard freehold purchase will normally take 14 weeks. However, this depends on a number of factors such as:
- The number of parties in the chain
- If somebody in the chain does not want to proceed as quickly as the others
- The complexity of the transaction, for example it will take longer if the property is leasehold, and
- If the searches or enquiries reveal something unexpected.
Looking for more details?
Give us a call or drop us a line and we will be delighted to answer your questions.
You could also download our guide to conveyancing booklet, or you may find that our useful conveyancing jargon buster will help you along the way. If you are a first time buyer see our page about how we can help you.
If you are selling your home, the faster you get your paperwork dealt with, the faster your sale will go through. To assist with this Boys & Maughan would welcome taking your instructions at the same time as when you are marketing your property. We have in place a dedicated pre sale advisory service allowing clients a sole point of contact for any queries about the conveyancing process and assistance with completion of our instruction pack.
We have a page giving the answers to questions people frequently ask when they are buying a flat which you might find useful. If you're not sure about the difference between freehold and leasehold see here. The Conveyancing Association has also produced a helpful guide to lease administration fees and you can download a PDF here.
Are you considering buying or selling a property at an auction? Once the hammer falls at a property auction you have entered into a legally binding contract so it is essential that you have investigated the property thoroughly beforehand. Our quick guide explains what to expect and some of the questions to ask.
If you are buying a house with your partner and you are not married or in a civil partnership you may wish to consider a cohabitation agreement to protect your interests in the future.
We also have a page giving some general buy to let advice that you might find helpful.
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