Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Barnehurst

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

Reasons to use our Barnehurst conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Barnehurst
  • 2 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Barnehurst home moves can become significantly more protracted because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Barnehurst 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.
  • 4 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Barnehurst estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Experience means that Barnehurst lawyer have developed valuable working relationships with Barnehurst local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Barnehurst.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Barnehurst since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnehurst

I am not in a position to travel far from Barnehurst. What is the rationale as to why all Barnehurst property lawyers are not on all mortgage company panels?

Pre- 2008 most mortgage companies exhibited an attitude to risk which is different from today. The FSA in 2010 instigated a thematic review into property fraud which concluded: know the solicitors on your panel. Consequently, mortgage companies have subsequently soughtmore information from law firms regarding their processes and the individuals who work for them and set certain criteria such as completing a minimum volume of transactions. Thousands of law practices have been removed from lender panels even though they had an exemplary track record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Many firms found it impossible meet the criteria of amount of transactions the mortgage companies set.

Finally the sale completed on my house in Barnehurst last January but my buyer keeps Skype messaging daily complaining that their lawyer is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

After completion of your house sale your solicitor should deliver the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. If applicable, your lawyer should also send confirmation that the mortgage has been discharged to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Barnehurst.

About to place a bid on a leasehold property in Barnehurst. The estate agents say that it is the norm for flats in Barnehurst to have less than 75 years remaining. I am expecting a mortgage with Accord Mortgages. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has 72 years remaining.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 23/1/2023 the requirements read as follows :

85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Barnehurst?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Barnehurst. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I'm purchasing a new build house in Barnehurst with a loan from Chelsea Building Society. The builders refused to move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The property agent suggested that I not to tell my conveyancer about this deal as it could impact my loan with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

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 have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Barnehurst I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Barnehurst in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Barnehurst

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Barnehurst with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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
  • Simon C Potts Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

Residential 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

Planning law solicitors in Barnehurst regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Barnehurst with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX

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

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