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Examples of recent conveyancing in Bellingham since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bellingham

I have just started taking steps with a view to switching my domestic home loan to a BTL National Westminster Bank mortgage. The bank has said that I need a conveyancer for this. I had a chat my former Bellingham conveyancing firm who who did the conveyancing when I originally acquired the house. The costs estimate e-mailed to me of £500 is an eye-watering amount to do this as its a refinance than a sale or purchase.

The estimate does seem a tad steep. If you you were to look around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. That being said, assuming were satisfied with the service the firm provided you couldcome to rue choosing an an untested solicitor. If is important to be sure the firm can represent National Westminster Bank. You can use our search tool to locate a Bellingham conveyancing firm on the National Westminster Bank conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Bellingham.

The vendors of the home we are looking to purchase have instructed a conveyancing solicitor in Bellingham who has suggested a exclusivity contract with a non-refundable deposit 6,000. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

This kind of arrangement is unusual in Bellingham, conveyancers are not keen on them as they divert attention from the main conveyancing focus and if you end up having your deposit forfeited then the solicitor at best left with an upset client and at worst a litigious one. In addition, there is no guarantee that just because the proprietor has entered into a lock out agreement they will complete the sale with you. They may be in contravention of the agreement if they receive sufficient offer to do so because a wronged party with the benefit of a lockout agreement will still be legally obliged to establish consequential losses from the breach and these may not equate the financial upside that the owner may obtain by breaching the agreement, no matter how morally shameful that may be.

I own a freehold house in Bellingham but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Bellingham and has limited impact for conveyancing in Bellingham but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

Please explain the implications if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Yorkshire BS Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Bellingham?

The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

Have purchased a a terraced house in Bellingham , how long will it take for the Land Registry to register my proprietorship? My Bellingham conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be certain that my ownership is registered.

As far as conveyancing in Bellingham is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in the country. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any third parties. As of today in the region of 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer delays. Historically registration occurs once the buyer is living at the property therefore registration formalities is not always top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers could speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

How does conveyancing in Bellingham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Bellingham approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because developers in Bellingham usually buy 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 used to new build conveyancing in Bellingham or who has acted in the same development.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bellingham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Bellingham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Bellingham. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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
  • A Ransley Limited, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN
  • Pritchard Joyce & Hinds, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Bellingham regulated by the CLC

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 solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bellingham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • 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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