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Top 5 reasons to let us assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Abbey Wood

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Abbey Wood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Personal touch together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Abbey Wood conveyancing can be made significantly more stressful because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 The Abbey Wood conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Abbey Wood
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Over the years Abbey Wood conveyancer have established very good connections with Abbey Wood local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Abbey Wood.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Abbey Wood since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Abbey Wood

My IFA has asked me for my Abbey Wood solicitor’s panel member for the Nat West conveyancing panel. How do I obtain this. I have tried my local Abbey Wood branch but they cant find it on their system.

You are best placed to get this information from your Abbey Wood solicitor . They retain a central record lender panel numbers.

I am acquiring a new build duplex in Abbey Wood and my conveyancer is telling me that she has to the bank to disclose incentives from the seller. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I have no desire to prolong matters. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

I can see plenty of information on this site regarding conveyancing in Abbey Wood but what is your top tip for choosing the right conveyancer in Abbey Wood

It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Abbey Wood conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I am being advised by my solicitor that chancel insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Abbey Wood?

The appropriate level of chancel indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between National Westminster Bank and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Abbey Wood. I have a mortgage offer with Yorkshire BS. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Abbey Wood. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Abbey Wood

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in Abbey Wood prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to give a mortgage on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Abbey Wood. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Abbey Wood regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Abbey Wood but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Toltops Solicitors, 41 Manton Road, Greenwich, London, London, SE2 0JE
  • Margaret Olusegun, 3 The View, London, Bexley, SE2 0DX
  • Rees Myers Solicitors, Gunnery House, 9 - 11 Gunnery Terrace, Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SW
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Abbey Wood regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Abbey Wood but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA

Planning law solicitors in Abbey Wood regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Abbey Wood specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Abbey Wood
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Abdullah Solicitors, 56 Mansfield Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3BD

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