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Cheap conveyancing in Beckenham does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Beckenham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 2 May was the busiest month and April was the next busiest month while March was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Beckenham
  • 3 Average time from start to completion was 55 days for conveyancing in Beckenham
  • 4 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Beckenham conveyancing is Restrictive Covenant
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Beckenham that are buy to let is 15%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Beckenham since October 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Beckenham

When can the exchange of contracts take place for purchase conveyancing in Beckenham and do I need to attend the solicitors branch?

If you are round the corner to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Beckenham you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide as equally detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The signing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract is necessary for the conveyancer to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Beckenham)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

Do I need to attend the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Beckenham so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

As opposed to ten years ago, the vast majority banks no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. You will still be obliged to supply ID documents and there are still distinct benefits to using a locally based solicitor, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Beckenham.

What is your number one tip for finding a conveyancing solicitor in Beckenham

It would be unwise to be swayed by the cheapest Beckenham conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. 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.

I'm the only recipient of my late grandmother’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Beckenham. The Beckenham property was put into my name in December. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship may be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the property in December. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be affected by that. How practical a view lenders take of it, depend on the lender as this provision chiefly exists to pick up on subsales or the flipping of properties.

Skipton have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a house in Beckenham has been agreed to, what are the next steps?

Your property agent will want to be informed of your lawyer's details (ensure that the solicitors are on the lender’s approved list). Call up Skipton or the financial adviser and finish off any outstanding paperwork. Skipton will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or seller to book an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average ten days for the mortgage offer to be issued. Skipton will send the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Beckenham.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need this when buying a residence in Beckenham? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some house owners residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for maintenance towards the chancel within the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in Beckenham?

Unless a previous purchase of the house took place post 12 October 2013 you can assume that lawyers delivering conveyancing in Beckenham to continue to propose a a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

My partner and I may need to rent out our Beckenham ground floor flat temporarily due to taking a sabbatical. We used a Beckenham conveyancing firm in 2001 but they have since shut and we did not think at the time get any advice as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

Even though your previous Beckenham conveyancing solicitor is not available you can check your lease to see if you are permitted to let out the property. The rule is that if the lease is non-specific, subletting is permitted. Quite often there is a prerequisite that you must seek consent from your landlord or other appropriate person before subletting. The net result is that you cannot sublet without first obtaining permission. Such consent should not be unreasonably withheld. If the lease does not allow you to sublet you will need to ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

I am the proprietor of a basement flat in Beckenham. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium payable for a lease extension?

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Beckenham flat is 26 Manor Road in July 2010. the Tribunal decided that price to be paid for the freehold was £12,420 This case was in relation to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 76.75 and 88.83.

I need to change lawyers as my Beckenham lawyer is not on the mortgage company's panel of conveyancing solicitors. How simple is it to change conveyancer?

In the event that you have not formally instructed a conveyancer to do anything for you and have just received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Beckenham that you're considering.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Beckenham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Beckenham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Pritchard Joyce & Hinds, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN
  • Raw & Co, 1 Dura Den Close, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5BU
  • Ablitts, Unit 24, Metro Business Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, London, SE26 5BW
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU
  • Kirvan Bond Solicitors, 107 High Street, Penge, London, SE20 7DT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Beckenham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Beckenham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Beckenham. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

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

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