A Guide to local issues when Conveyancing in Maidstone

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, situated halfway between the city of London and the English Channel, with the River Medway running through the picturesque Northern and Southern conservation areas of the town centre.

Solicitors with considerable experience of Conveyancing in Maidstone have noted that semi-detached houses are the most readily available type of property in the area, making up 37. 5% of the total. Local estate agents, Page and Wells (52-54 King Street, Maidstone, Kent), who have assisted Fridays’ clients in the past, have identified fewer opportunities for those keen on buying flats, as there are less than 17% of this type of dwelling in Maidstone.

Environmental concerns for Conveyancing in Maidstone

Solicitor Laura Gill assisted Mr. and Mrs. N with Conveyancing in Maidstone for the purchase of a three-bed semi located at Paynes Lane, Maidstone, ME15.

The environmental report revealed that the home was within 250 metres of an area at potential risk of surface water flooding. There is a significant chance of flooding in certain parts of Maidstone, particularly the northern parts of Tovil. The vendor was able to confirm that no flooding had been suffered to his knowledge, and he had not experienced any problems in obtaining building insurance at normal rates.

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Maidstone is a long-established town and has its share of reclaimed land once used for industrial purposes; including quarrying operations subsequently used for landfill. Unfortunately, this has also left a legacy of contamination.

The papers documenting the site history for this property identified that the dwelling was located within 250 metres of past industrial activity shown on historical ordnance survey maps, indicating potential contamination. Current public trade directories also confirmed that there are still industrial sites operating in the area. Thankfully, the environmental surveyor was able to state that this should not impact on the use of the property as a residence.

Many of the searches carried out during Conveyancing in Maidstone are done via the local authority Maidstone Borough Council at King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6JQ.

If you are buying or selling a home in this part of Kent, contact Fridaysmove on 0330 660 0286 to instruct a Solicitor for Conveyancing in Maidstone.

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