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Conveyancing in Barnehurst : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Barnehurst conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Barnehurst conveyancing can be made a lot more stressful because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Barnehurst are familiar with the local concerns specific to Barnehurst and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Barnehurst conveyancing lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have very good personal connections with Barnehurst selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Barnehurst

Examples of recent conveyancing in Barnehurst since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnehurst

I am acquiring a house without a mortgage in Barnehurst. I have resided for the previous 20 years in Barnehurst. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. Given that I have knowledge of the area and road very well must I have all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a mortgage, then all but one or two of the Barnehurst conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your lawyer will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but he has a professional duty to do this. One thing to consider; if you are intend to sell the house one day, it could be of interest to your prospective buyer what the searches reveal. There are plenty of instances where houses with functional issues can still throw up negative search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Barnehurst will be able to give you some sensible guidance in this regard.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Barnehurst costs more?

The conveyancing fees for a leasehold premises in Barnehurst is frequently more expensive than on a freehold transaction. This is due to the additional time necessary in corresponding with the landlord and management company to collate the evidence about whether the rent and service charges have been cleared and whether there are any significant expenditure in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Barnehurst. My lender is Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 17/5/2024, the requirements read as follows :

I am purchasing a new build house in Barnehurst with the aid of help to buy. The builders refused to budge the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The sale representative advised me not to tell my conveyancer about this extras as it may 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.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Barnehurst before retaining lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor has said that some lenders will refuse to issue a loan on this type of property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Barnehurst. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Barnehurst especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Barnehurst.

Why can't I complete my conveyancing in Barnehurst on a public holiday?

This is due to the fact that on completion the funds needs to pass between the banks of the purchaser and seller's lawyer and currently this can only occur on a business day. So you can't complete on a saturday or sunday either.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Barnehurst

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Barnehurst practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Caroline Mathews Solicitors, 57 Perry Street, Crayford, Dartford, Kent, DA1 4RB
  • Augustine Clement, 1st Floor 3 Market Place, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DU
  • Dorcas Funmi & Co, 12 Brook Street, Erith, Kent, DA8 1JQ
  • Karen A Ioannou Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Richard R Thomas Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Barnehurst regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Barnehurst with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Barnehurst. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Augustine Clement, 1st Floor 3 Market Place, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DU
  • Michael A Clark Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Simon C Potts Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Karen A Ioannou Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Keith R Gough Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Barnehurst regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Barnehurst but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB

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

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