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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Bickley

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with Bickley selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Regardless other companies tell you it just might be necessary to attend your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are various parties with with an interest in a homemove without having to include the postman into the equation.
  • 3 Bickley conveyancers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 The companies shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Bickley

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bickley since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bickley

I am progressing with the sale of my home in Bickley and the estate agent has just called to warn that the purchasers are appointing a new law firm. I am told that this is due to the fact that the lender will only deal with property lawyers on their approved list. Why would a leading mortgage company only engage with certain solicitors rather the firm that they want to choose for their conveyancing in Bickley ?

Mortgage companies have always had panels of law firms they are content to work with, but in the last few years big names such as Santander, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for many years.

Banks point to the increase in fraud by way of justification for the reduction – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The purchasers are unlikely to have any impact on this.

When can the exchange of contracts occur in sale conveyancing in Bickley and am I required to be at the lawyers branch?

Where you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Bickley you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the firms we recommend offer a nationwide conveyancing service and give just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The signing of the property agreement is not the critical part. A signed contract simply enables the conveyancer to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Bickley)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

My home in Bickley is up for sale and I have accepted an offer. Will the lawyer have to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Co-operative 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 in recent years.

A relative recommended that if I am buying in Bickley I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Bickley conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Bickley around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Bickley Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Bickley Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Bickley.

I am downsizing from my house. My previous lawyers closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Bickley if that makes a difference.

Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Bickley. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Bickley for my purchase. Can I check a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

You may search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 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 regulator sometimes monitor telephone calls for training purposes.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bickley

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bickley with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Tinklin Springall, Devonshire House, Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1TF
  • Mcqueens Solicitors Llp, Kingfisher House, 21-23 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1LT
  • Mta Solicitors Llp, 1 Elmfield Park, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1LU
  • Thackray Williams Llp, Kings House, 32-40 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RY
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Bickley regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bickley but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG

Planning law solicitors in Bickley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bickley practicing in planning law. This could include advice on compulsory purchases in Bickley
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH

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

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