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Conveyancing in Beckenham : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Beckenham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Beckenham conveyancers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Beckenham regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Beckenham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Beckenham
  • 4 No matter what any other companies may claim it just might be necessary to attend your lawyer to execute documents. There are enough parties involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 The Beckenham conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Beckenham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Beckenham since April 2019*

Disposal

of apartment The Knoll BR3 5UD, at purchase sum of £400,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title

Disposal

of semi-detached property, Thornton Dene, BR3 3ND completing on 29/04/2019 at a price of £575,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Conveyance

of apartment Copers Cope Road BR3 1NB, acquired for £415,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of apartment Kemerton Road BR3 6DG, at buying consideration of £700,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Beckenham

I am purchasing a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Beckenham who is on the Barclays conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays in certain locations such as Beckenham. We dont recommend any particular firm.

I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when acquiring a residence in Beckenham? or I am told that there is an ancient law that means some homeowners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in Beckenham?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you may take it that solicitors handling conveyancing in Beckenham to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

How does conveyancing in Beckenham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Beckenham come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because builders in Beckenham 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 property lawyers 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 Beckenham or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Beckenham I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Beckenham for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £450,000 flat in Beckenham on Friday in a week. The landlords agents has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Beckenham?

Beckenham conveyancing on leasehold flats usually involves the purchaser’s conveyancer sending enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address these enquiries the majority will be willing to assist. They may levy a reasonable administration fee for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is above £800. The management information fee demanded by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little choice but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to sell the property.

Having spent years of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Beckenham. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Beckenham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Beckenham premises is 26 Manor Road in July 2010. the Tribunal decided that price to be paid for the freehold was £12,420 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term was 76.75 and 88.83.

How up-to-date is your database of lawyers on the mortgage company conveyancing panel in Beckenham? Do the banks send you an updated list?

Beckenham law firm practices and firms carrying out conveyancing in Beckenham themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the bank conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from the lender directly.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Beckenham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Pritchard Joyce & Hinds, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN
  • A Ransley Limited, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN
  • Raw & Co, 1 Dura Den Close, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5BU
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Beckenham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Beckenham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Beckenham. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Pritchard Joyce & Hinds, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN
  • A Ransley Limited, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN
  • Raw & Co, 1 Dura Den Close, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5BU
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Ablitts, Unit 24, Metro Business Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, London, SE26 5BW

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Beckenham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG

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

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