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Top reasons to use our service to assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Bellingham

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 The firms shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 3 Bellingham solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Bellingham conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Bellingham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s lawyers are located in Bellingham - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bellingham since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bellingham

I am buying a house for cash in Bellingham. I have lived for the last dozen years in Bellingham. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. Given that I have knowledge of the area and road intimately should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a mortgage, then all but one or two of the Bellingham conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your solicitor will ’encourage you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches carried out, but he is duty bound to do this. Do bear in mind; if you are going to sell the house in the future, it will likely be be of interest to your future purchaser what the searches determine. On occasion properties with day to day issues can still reveal unpredicted search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Bellingham should provide you some helpful guidance in this regard.

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The lender mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to use their panel conveyancer as I would prefer to use a specialised conveyancing solicitor in Bellingham?

You should check but the chances are that give you one of their panel lawyers should you accept the "fee-free" offer. Speak to the bank to determine if they offer you a cash alternative. Some lenders have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Bellingham.

I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Bellingham. Now, I need my documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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.

How does conveyancing in Bellingham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Bellingham approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because new home sellers in Bellingham usually acquire the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Bellingham or who has acted in the same development.

I have been recommended by numerous property agents in Bellingham to find a conveyancer using your seach tool. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to promote your services ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to offer any commission for pointing buyers and sellers our way. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission as home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on our sale of a £400,000 apartment in Bellingham in 8 days. The management company has quoted £336 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Bellingham?

Bellingham conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes more often than not necessitates the purchaser’s conveyancer submitting questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to such questions most will be willing to do so. They are at liberty to levy a reasonable charge for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is in excess of £800. The management information fee levied by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the invoice is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that you have no choice but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Bellingham conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Bellingham conveyancing firm who can help.

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 related to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 68.28 and 158.

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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

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bellingham but also conveyancing across 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 small selection of solicitors in Bellingham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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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