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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Abbey Wood but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Main reasons to let us assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Abbey Wood

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Abbey Wood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what other lawyers tell you it may be important to attend your lawyer to sign legal papers. There are various parties with involved in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Abbey Wood lawyers work in partnership with Abbey Wood estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress throughout
  • 4 Personal touch and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Abbey Wood property deals can become a lot more stressful as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with Abbey Wood selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Abbey Wood since November 2023*

Acquisition

of apartment Crook Log DA6 8BJ, purchased for £255,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of flat Basing Drive DA5 1EP, at buying sum of £265,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced residence, Old Dover Road, SE3 8SU completing on 16/11/2023 at a price of £650,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Sale

of semi premises, Maylands Drive, DA14 4RN completing on 16/11/2023 at a price of £420,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Abbey Wood

We have a mortgage agreed in principle with HSBC. Abbey Wood conveyancing practitioners are appointed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from HSBC?

There is no definitive answer here. Have HSBC conducted the valuation? Have you informed HSBC as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the HSBC conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

My fiancee and I are at the point of viewing apartments in Abbey Wood and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it advisable to have a conveyancing practitioner on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with Virgin Money.

You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the selling agent. Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Virgin Money, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

After what feels like an age I have had an offer on a flat in Abbey Wood accepted, the vendors do nevertheless have a connected purchase. The vendors have put an offer on a flat, but it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other apartments in the pipeline. I have selected a high street conveyancing solicitor in Abbey Wood. What should be my next step? At what point should I apply for the mortgage with Aldermore?

It is understandable to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses too early (mortgage application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then survey, Abbey Wood conveyancing search costs, etc). The first thing to do is ensure that your conveyancer is on the Aldermore approved list. Regarding the next steps this very much depends on the uniqueness of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. In a rising market many purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Aldermore and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their solicitor to proceed with searches.

I am purchasing a new build house in Abbey Wood with a loan from Alliance & Leicester . The developers refused to budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The sale representative advised me not to tell my conveyancer about this deal as it may affect my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Abbey Wood is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Abbey Wood are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Abbey Wood you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Abbey Wood may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

How do I identify a Abbey Wood solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am prepared to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the conveyancer.

You can use the tool on this page. Please select a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Abbey Wood conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have detailed some Abbey Wood conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can call them to see whether they are on the TSB panel

As co-executor for the will of my uncle I am selling a residence in Swansea but live in Abbey Wood. My lawyer (based 260 miles awayrequires that I execute a stat dec before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Abbey Wood who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are based in Abbey Wood

My partner and I may need to sub-let our Abbey Wood 1st floor flat for a while due to a new job. We used a Abbey Wood conveyancing firm in 2004 but they have since shut and we did not have the foresight to seek any advice as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

Your lease governs relations between the landlord and you the flat owner; in particular, it will indicate if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The rule is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Abbey Wood do not prevent subletting altogether – such a clause would undoubtedly devalue the property. Instead, there is usually simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a copy of the tenancy agreement.

I inherited a garden flat in Abbey Wood. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Abbey Wood conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Abbey Wood residence is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case affected 13 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 76 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Abbey Wood regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Abbey Wood with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Abbey Wood. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Margaret Olusegun, 3 The View, London, Bexley, SE2 0DX
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Gough Clinton & Broom, 104 Bellegrove Road, Welling, Kent, Welling, Kent, DA16 3QD
  • Cook Taylor, 3 Thomas Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HR

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Abbey Wood but also conveyancing throughout 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 list below is 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 tree preservation orders
  • 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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