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Reasons to use our Avery Hill conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Avery Hill property deals can be made significantly more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 Avery Hill conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Avery Hill conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Avery Hill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law practices carrying out conveyancing in Avery Hill regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in selecting a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Avery Hill since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Avery Hill

I am buying a terraced house in Avery Hill. Can I do my own conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Avery Hill you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Avery Hill.

I can see plenty of information on this site about conveyancing in Avery Hill but what is your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Avery Hill

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the cheapest Avery Hill conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. 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.

We were going to get a OIP from Coventry BS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Coventry BS recommend any Avery Hill solicitors on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Avery Hill solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Coventry BS through the process.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Avery Hill. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Avery Hill and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A high street Avery Hill conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a national conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Avery Hill. We have lived in Avery Hill for many years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

Me and my brother have a semi-detached Georgian house in Avery Hill. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and The Royal Bank of Scotland. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. Is it worth asking The Royal Bank of Scotland to clarify?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Avery Hill and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.

I'm purchasing a new build house in Avery Hill benefiting from help to buy. The builders would not budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The property agent told me not reveal to my lawyer about the extras as it would adversely affect my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

How and when do I cover the costs of the Stamp Duty Land Tax chargeable for my house transaction in Avery Hill?

Most conveyancers tend to complete a stamp duty return for you during your Avery Hill purchase transaction for you to sign. On completion your conveyancer will submit the STL Return Form to the Tax Authorities and - assuming they have the funds - discharge any tax bill payable on your behalf.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Avery Hill regulated by the SRA

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

  • Tummings Solicitors, 9 Christopher Close, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PU
  • Watts & Leeding, 4 Novar Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 2DN
  • Kirk And Partners, 25-27 Passey Place, Eltham, London, SE9 5DF
  • Mensons & Associates, 99 Eltham High Street, London, SE9 1TD
  • Cook Taylor Woodhouse Limited, 68/70 High Street, Eltham, London, London, SE9 1BZ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Avery Hill

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Avery Hill with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Watts & Leeding, 4 Novar Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 2DN
  • Kirk And Partners, 25-27 Passey Place, Eltham, London, SE9 5DF
  • Mensons & Associates, 99 Eltham High Street, London, SE9 1TD
  • Cook Taylor Woodhouse Limited, 68/70 High Street, Eltham, London, London, SE9 1BZ
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX

Planning law solicitors in Avery Hill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Avery Hill practicing in planning law. This could include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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