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Reasons to use our Bellingham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what alternative on-line conveyancers say it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 2 Bellingham property lawyers work in partnership with Bellingham estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you need
  • 3 The organisations identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 Bellingham lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Bellingham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your conveyancing
  • 5 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are based in Bellingham - if so sets of lawyers will be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bellingham since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bellingham

The Bellingham conveyancing firm handling our Bellingham conveyancing has uncovered a difference between the assumptions in the home valuation survey and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My lawyer says that he is obliged to ensure that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my lawyer’s stance right?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

We are selling our home in Bellingham. Does the solicitor need to be on the Principality conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Principality conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently at the moment.

If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Bellingham what would it be?

Do not opt for the cheapest Bellingham conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying 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.

When it comes to lenders such as Virgin Money, do Bellingham solicitors face an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?

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

I have finally had an offer on an apartment in Bellingham accepted, the owners do however have a connected purchase. The owners have put an offer on a flat, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. I have instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Bellingham. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Lloyds started?

It is normal to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Bellingham conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you must check that your conveyancer is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Concerning the subsequent stages this very much dictated by the circumstances of your case, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market many buyers would apply for the mortgage with Lloyds and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with the conveyancing in Bellingham.

Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that may impact a commercial land in Bellingham?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Bellingham will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Bellingham. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Bellingham.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Bellingham it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Bellingham commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Bellingham.

I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Bellingham for my home move. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?

You may search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

My husband and I are purchasing a four room housein Bellingham with a home loan from a bank. We like our solicitor in Bellingham however our bank inform us now that she’s not listed on their "panel". We have to appoint from the our bank panel firms or keep our Bellingham solicitor and incur the extra legals for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that our lender use our Bellingham lawyer?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage company mortgage issued is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that solicitors will on the lender's conveyancing panel. Until recently, most banks had open panels, including most conveyancing solicitors in Bellingham : a mortgagee could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for your lender.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bellingham regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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
  • 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 Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bellingham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bellingham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Bellingham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bellingham practicing in planning law. This could include advice on 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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