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Reasons to use our Bellingham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Bellingham conveyancers work in partnership with Bellingham estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress all the way along
  • 2 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 The Bellingham conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Bellingham
  • 4 Excellent communication and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Bellingham conveyancing can be made significantly more complicated as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Bellingham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bellingham since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bellingham

My wife and I are hoping to buy a property in Bellingham and have appointed a Bellingham conveyancing firm. Within the past 48 hours our property lawyer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with a view to exchanging next week. Chelsea Building Society have this evening contacted us to inform me that they have now hit a problem as our Bellingham lawyer is not on their approved list of lawyers. Please explain?

When purchasing a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is conventional for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your lender and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Bellingham lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you have another set of people involved.

Are you able to recommend a Barclays Direct approved Bellingham conveyancing practice finish our house move within under 3 weeks? Am I best advised to go for a local Bellingham firm or a national comparison site?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Bellingham conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Bellingham. Go in to some well established law practices and request to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Mention your expectations together with your reasons and get a commitment on speed. Appoint the lawyer that appears most efficient.

We are buying a victorian detached house in Bellingham. Our aim is to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will legal work on the property include investigations to see if these alterations were previously refused?

Your solicitor should review the deeds as conveyancing in Bellingham can on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit categories of alterations or necessitated the permission of a 3rd party. Some additions require local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. It would be sensible to check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

When it comes to lenders such as TSB, do Bellingham lawyers face a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any lender fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Bellingham. I have a mortgage offer with Virgin Money. Conveyancing is new to me. 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 Virgin Money, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Bellingham. Now, I need the files however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Bellingham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing home to a buy to let loan with Alliance & Leicester and I will use the rest of the raised equity towards another house. The area we are looking at is Bellingham. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two mortgage companies and link together the two deals?

Do use our search tool on this site to be sure that the solicitors are approved by both lenders. Assuming that they are the conveyancer will be able to tie up the two transactions but you should talk with you conveyancer and communicate your expectations and needs.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Bellingham. Before I get started I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Bellingham - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I own a two-bedroom flat in Bellingham. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for a lease extension?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the premium.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Bellingham property 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 was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 68.28 and 158.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bellingham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bellingham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bellingham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bellingham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Bellingham. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Bellingham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Bellingham practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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

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