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Reasons to use our Biggin Hill conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Biggin Hill have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Biggin Hill and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 Using a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 The Biggin Hill conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Biggin Hill
  • 4 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing bank approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Biggin Hill registered with the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal links with Biggin Hill selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Biggin Hill since October 2021*

Disposal

of terraced property, Acorn Way, BR6 7FG completing on 07/10/2021 at a price of £640,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced property, Drayton Avenue, BR6 8JN completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £850,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, obtaining official copies of the title

Sale

of terraced residence, Eccleston Close, BR6 8BD completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £510,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Transfer

of semi-detached premises, Avalon Road, BR6 9BA completing on 07/10/2021 at a price of £660,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Biggin Hill

It has come to my attention via my lender that my Biggin Hill the law firm I have appointed is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. How can I check?

The best course of action for you to take is to call your Biggin Hill lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Biggin Hill conveyancing firm that is on the approved list of lawyers for your bank.

We are about to exchange contracts for a ground floor flat in Biggin Hill. We encountered a problem. The loan offer with Santander expires on 7/3/2022 but the sellers are suggesting a completion date of 9/3/2022. Is it possible to extend the mortgage expiry date?

The person best placed to address this issue is your lawyer who is in a position to assess if they corresponding with the mortgage company, vendor’s conveyancers, estate agents or conceivably all parties based on what has happend in your house move as of today.

Is it correct that all Biggin Hill CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel?

Some major banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their panels.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Coventry BS. I assume I don't need a Biggin Hill conveyancer on the Coventry BS panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Coventry BS mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Coventry BS mortgage from the register. Coventry BS, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Coventry BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Coventry BS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Coventry BS mortgage has been paid off.

After what seems like an age I have had an offer on an apartment in Biggin Hill agreed to, the owners do nevertheless have a dependent purchase. The sellers have offered on a flat, however it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other flats in the pipeline. I have instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Biggin Hill. What should be my next step? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Lloyds?

It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Biggin Hill conveyancing search costs, etc). The first thing to do is check that your solicitor is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. As to the subsequent phase this very much dictated by the specifics of your transaction, desire for the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market some home buyers will apply for a home loan with Lloyds and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with searches.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Biggin Hill. I now require my papers but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Biggin Hill of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Biggin Hill is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Biggin Hill are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Biggin Hill you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Biggin Hill may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I am the proprietor of a first floor flat in Biggin Hill. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for the purchase of the freehold?

if there is a missing landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the LVT to judgment on the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Biggin Hill flat is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 50.57 years.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Biggin Hill what are the most common lease defects?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Biggin Hill. Most leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can result in certain provisions are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A duty to insure the building

You may have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Birmingham Midshires, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Clydesdale all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the buyer to withdraw.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Biggin Hill regulated by the SRA

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

  • Roger Dean & Co, 134a Main Road, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent, TN16 3BA
  • Brunswick Law, 16 The Green, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1AU
  • Elgee Pinks Llp, Wolfelands, High Street, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1RQ
  • Beynons, 113 Glentrammon Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 6DQ
  • Glynis A Johnstone, Gallets, High Street, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0DT

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Biggin Hill regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Biggin Hill but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT

Planning law solicitors in Biggin Hill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Biggin Hill with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Sharratts (london) Llp, 1 The Old Yard, Rectory Lane, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1JP

Neighboring Locations

Leaves Green
Downe
Biggin Hill
Aperfield

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