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Conveyancing in Biggin Hill : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Biggin Hill conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor usually 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 who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have valuable personal connections with Biggin Hill estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Biggin Hill property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Biggin Hill home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Biggin Hill
  • 5 The Biggin Hill conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Biggin Hill

Examples of recent conveyancing in Biggin Hill since December 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Biggin Hill

Can the conveyancing practitioners to be found on your site carry out auction conveyancing in Biggin Hill?

We know of a few auction practitioners we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Biggin Hill is just one of hundreds of locations in which our lawyers have offices.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as FTB of a garden flat in Biggin Hill. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Biggin Hill?

On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Biggin Hill. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the completion advance to the seller's conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be called to collect the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

I happen to be the single beneficiary of my late father’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Biggin Hill. The Biggin Hill property was put into my name in February. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a CML 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship may be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the house in February. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook mandates solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be affected by that. many lenders would take a pragmatic view as this obligation is primarily there to capture subsales or the quick reselling of properties.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Principality. I assume I don't need a Biggin Hill solicitor on the Principality panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Principality 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 Principality mortgage from the register. Principality, 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 Principality has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Principality has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Principality mortgage has been paid off.

Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that could affect a commercial estate in Biggin Hill?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Biggin Hill will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Biggin Hill. The report sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Biggin Hill.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Biggin Hill it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Biggin Hill commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Biggin Hill.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property are lost. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Biggin Hill 10 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?

Nowadays there are copies made of almost everything, and your lawyer will know exactly where to look for all the relevant paperwork so you may purchase or sell your house without any difficulty. If copies can’t be found, your conveyancer can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on the property.

How does conveyancing in Biggin Hill differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Biggin Hill approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because developers in Biggin Hill typically buy the land, 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 used to new build conveyancing in Biggin Hill or who has acted in the same development.

At long last our conveyancing in Biggin Hill completes on Friday, yet the person I am purchasing from wishes to move out 24 hours later at at 2pm. Do I accept this?

You can't complete on a Saturday because the bank systems aren't operating.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Biggin Hill regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Biggin Hill specialising in commercial conveyancing in Biggin Hill. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Roger Dean & Co, 134a Main Road, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent, TN16 3BA
  • Elgee Pinks Llp, Wolfelands, High Street, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1RQ
  • Baldwin & Robinson Limited, 4 Oxted Chambers, 185-187 Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0QE
  • Nichols & Nichols Solicitors, Suite 3, 157 Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0QE
  • Sharratts (london) Llp, 1 The Old Yard, Rectory Lane, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1JP

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Biggin Hill regulated by the CLC

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

Neighboring Locations

Leaves Green
Downe
Biggin Hill
Aperfield

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

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