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Main reasons to let us help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Avery Hill

  • 1 The firms identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 2 Avery Hill conveyancer are the key to a successful Avery Hill conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Avery Hill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal connections with Avery Hill selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Avery Hill solicitors work in conjunction with Avery Hill estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Avery Hill since November 2023*

Sale

of terraced residence, Orchard Rise West, DA15 8SZ completing on 07/11/2023 at a price of £387,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced premises, Brookend Road, DA15 8BE completing on 08/11/2023 at a price of £400,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of house property, Felhampton Road, SE9 3NT completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £620,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of house property, Occupation Lane, SE18 3JQ completing on 08/11/2023 at a price of £565,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Avery Hill

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as FTB of a garden flat in Avery Hill. Do I receive the keys to the premises on the completion date from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Avery Hill?

On the day of completion you do not need to attend the conveyancers office in Avery Hill. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the purchase money to the seller's lawyers, and once they have received this, you will be called to receive the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

Can you point me to a directory of Principality panel solicitors in Avery Hill on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of banks make their panel listings open the public on the web. Where you are looking for a Avery Hill conveyancer on the Principality please make the most of our tool.

HSBC have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a apartment in Avery Hill has been agreed to, what happens next?

The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the lawyers are on the bank’s approved list). Contact HSBC or the broker and finalise any outstanding forms. HSBC will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or vendor to arrange an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week to get a mortgage offer. HSBC will send the offer to you and your lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Avery Hill.

I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when purchasing a house in Avery Hill? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some homeowners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards repairs to the chancel within the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Avery Hill?

Unless a previous purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you can expect lawyers handling conveyancing in Avery Hill to continue to recommend a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

How does conveyancing in Avery Hill differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Avery Hill come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because builders in Avery Hill typically purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Avery Hill or who has acted in the same development.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Avery Hill I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Avery Hill suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Avery Hill. I've stumble across a site which seems to have the ideal solution If it is possible to get all the legals done via phone that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £300,000 garden flat in Avery Hill in just under a week. The landlords agents has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Avery Hill?

Avery Hill conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes normally requires the buyer’s lawyer submitting enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to answer these enquiries most will be content to assist. They are at liberty to levy a reasonable administration fee for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some cases it is above £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in respect of administration charges, otherwise the invoice is technically not due. In reality you have little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Avery Hill conveyancing firm to assist?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Avery Hill residence is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case affected 1 flat.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Avery Hill regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Avery Hill with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Avery Hill. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Watts & Leeding, 4 Novar Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 2DN
  • Kirk And Partners, 25-27 Passey Place, Eltham, London, SE9 5DF
  • Cook Taylor Woodhouse Limited, 68/70 High Street, Eltham, London, London, SE9 1BZ
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Gough Clinton & Broom, 104 Bellegrove Road, Welling, Kent, Welling, Kent, DA16 3QD

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

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Avery Hill specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Avery Hill
  • 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

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