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Belvedere Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 90 days for conveyancing in Belvedere
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Belvedere that are buy to let is 11%
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £7,216
  • 5 61% freehold and 39% leasehold conveyancing in Belvedere for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Belvedere since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Belvedere

My husband and I are buying a 1 bedroom apartment in Belvedere with a mortgage. We wish to retain our Belvedere lawyer, however the bank says he's not on their "panel". It appears that we have no choice but to use one of the mortgage company panel solicitors or keep our Belvedere lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. We regard this is inequitable; are we not able to insist that the lender use our Belvedere solicitor ?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower 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 Belvedere conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Would the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend carry out right to buy conveyancing in Belvedere?

We do have numerous conveyancing conveyancers carrying out right to buy transactions You should call the solicitors listed in order to get a conveyancing quote.

I have a decision in principle. The bank mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to use their panel conveyancer as I would much rather use a high street conveyancing solicitor in Belvedere?

You should check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel conveyancers if you want the "fee-free" deal. Contact the bank to determine if they offer you a monetary alternative. Some mortgage companies have previously offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case that money can go towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor in Belvedere.

I'm purchasing a new build house in Belvedere with a loan from The Royal Bank of Scotland. The builders refused to move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative suggested that I not to tell my lawyer about the extras as it will affect my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Belvedere before instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks will not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Belvedere. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Belvedere to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

Why is New Build conveyancing in Belvedere more costly?

Conveyancing in Belvedere for newly converted or new build homes can sometimes involve adoption of highways & drains, building regulations approval, planning permission, new build warranties such NHBC as well as further questions and contractual considerations.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Belvedere regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Belvedere with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Belvedere. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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
  • Keith R Gough Limited, C/o T G Baynes, 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

Planning law solicitors in Belvedere regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Belvedere specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX

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

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