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Reasons to use our Belvedere conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal links with Belvedere selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Belvedere conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Belvedere conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 Belvedere property lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Belvedere regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Belvedere and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 Chances are that the the conveyancers for the other party are located in Belvedere - if so both parties will be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in Belvedere since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Belvedere

Would the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site handle auction conveyancing in Belvedere?

We know of a few niche solicitors we can connect you with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Belvedere is one of our areas of where our lawyers cover.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Belvedere

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Belvedere and Solicitor practices in Belvedere who can assist with your conveyancing We would stress that the two are regulated professionals specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. The two can deal with other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Belvedere. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?

Now that you are for in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you will need to find a conveyancing lawyer quickly as you will have a tight a fixed date to complete the conveyancing. An auction property will ordinarily have an associated legal set of papers. This should include evidence of title and search results. If you have purchased leasehold property the auction papers may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork specific to leasehold premises. You must pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

It is not clear whether my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Belvedere bank branch on various occasions and was reassured it wasn't an issue and they will lend. My Belvedere conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told they will not lend in accordance with their published requirements. Who do I believe?

Your conveyancer has to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook section two provisions for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Belvedere?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Belvedere. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Belvedere for my house move. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

Anyone can find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded call for training reasons.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Belvedere. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in Belvedere - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars 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.

Despite our best efforts, we have been unsuccessful in trying to purchase the freehold in Belvedere. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the price.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Belvedere flat is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case was in relation to 13 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 76 years.

Is there a reason that Belvedere conveyancing charges differ for leasehold and freehold properties?

Inevitably there is more work necessary in leasehold conveyancing. Belvedere has many leasehold properties. There is more time involved in the purchase: for example, the lease and leasehold information (including up to date service charge, ground rent and buildings insurance details) obtained from the freeholder or managing agents. There are strict criteria that the lease must meet in order to be acceptable to a mortgage company. If it does not meet these requirements, the lease must be amended, which can involve additional expense for the seller.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Belvedere regulated by the SRA

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

  • Margaret Olusegun, 3 The View, London, Bexley, SE2 0DX
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Richard R Thomas Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Stephen J Burton Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Andrew J Robertson Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Belvedere regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Belvedere practicing in commercial conveyancing in Belvedere. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Margaret Olusegun, 3 The View, London, Bexley, SE2 0DX
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Augustine Clement, 1st Floor 3 Market Place, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DU
  • Richard R Thomas Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • T G Baynes Solicitors, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Belvedere but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF

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

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