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Examples of recent conveyancing in Bellingham since December 2018*

Disposal

of terraced residence, Montana Gardens, SE26 5BG completing on 10/12/2018 at a price of £430,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title

Disposal

of terraced premises, Conisborough Crescent, SE6 2SH completing on 19/12/2018 at a price of £455,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of house premises, Bellingham Road, SE6 2PT completing on 14/12/2018 at a price of £265,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of house property, Larkbere Road, SE26 4HA completing on 14/12/2018 at a price of £483,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bellingham

I require conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (6 years old) in Bellingham. The vast majority the flats are already occupied. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Bellingham?

You are opening yourself up to an unnecessary risk in refusing to carrying out Bellingham conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal requirement to have them, but we would absolutely advise in no uncertain terms that your lawyer conducts them. If speed and cost are top of your issues you should discuss with your conveyancer about the option of search insurance

Are the BSA intent on creating a search tool with a view to to identify practices on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel for example in Bellingham?

We are not aware of any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a search facility.

Are all Bellingham Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing list of approved solicitors?

A selection of lenders now make use of CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

I am expecting a OIP from Skipton this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Skipton recommend any Bellingham solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Bellingham solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Skipton conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Skipton through the process.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Bellingham off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Bank of Ireland. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

Have completed on a a detached house in Bellingham , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record the transfer to my name? My Bellingham conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain the land registry aspects are addressed.

As far as conveyancing in Bellingham is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any other parties. At present approximately three quarters of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Historically registration is effected once the buyer has moved in to the property so 'speed' is not usually top priority yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I'm buying a new build house in Bellingham with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The property agent advised me not reveal to my solicitor about the side-deal as it would impact my mortgage with Barnsley Building Society. Should I keep quiet?.

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 am intending to sublet my leasehold flat in Bellingham. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Some leases for properties in Bellingham do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

Having spent months of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Bellingham. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Bellingham residence is 75 Woolstone Road in February 2012. the decision of the Tribunal was that the appropriate amount to be paid to purchase the freehold was the sum of £17,711 . This case related to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 68.28 and 158.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bellingham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bellingham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Ablitts, Unit 24, Metro Business Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, London, SE26 5BW
  • Raw & Co, 1 Dura Den Close, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5BU
  • Grand & Machyle Solicitors, 499 Bromley Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 4PQ
  • Kingscourt Solicitors, 117 Catford Hill, London, SE6 4PR
  • Astute Legal Solicitors, 22b Catford Hill, Catford, London, SE6 4PX

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Bellingham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bellingham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG

Planning law solicitors in Bellingham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bellingham with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Bellingham
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ

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

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