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5 reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Biggin Hill

  • 1 The practices identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Personal touch and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Biggin Hill home moves can be made significantly more stressful as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 Biggin Hill conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Biggin Hill conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move
  • 4 Biggin Hill lawyers work in conjunction with Biggin Hill estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 5 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers are located in Biggin Hill - if so both parties will be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Biggin Hill since September 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Biggin Hill

We are planning to acquire a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Biggin Hill who is on the Yorkshire BS solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Yorkshire BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Biggin Hill.

What will a local search inform me about the house I am buying in Biggin Hill?

Biggin Hill conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for instance Onsearch The local search is essential in every Biggin Hill conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject headings.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Biggin Hill?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Biggin Hill. 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'm remortgaging my existing house to a buy to let loan with Chelsea Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity towards further property. The area we are talking about is Biggin Hill. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of banks and link together the transactions?

Make use of our search tool on this page to ensure that the solicitors are approved by both banks. Having checked that they are your lawyer will be able to tie up the two deals but you should have a chat with you conveyancer and specify your desired outcome and needs.

Back In 2001, I bought a leasehold house in Biggin Hill. Conveyancing and Barnsley Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing solicitor in Biggin Hill who previously acted has now retired. What should I do?

First contact HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Biggin Hill conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I own a second floor flat in Biggin Hill. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for the purchase of the freehold?

Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Biggin Hill property 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 50.57 years.

My nephew is embarking on her first house purchase, he had his mortgage in principle. After the seller agreed the offer on the flat we rang the lender to issue the formal offer. I was very surprised to discover that banks do not accept all conveyancer, they need to be on their approved list, is this legal?

Lenders ordinarily imposes restrictions either the type or the number of conveyancing solicitors on their panel. Typical examples of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Biggin Hill conveyancer on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Presumably not.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Biggin Hill

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Biggin Hill with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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
  • Sharratts (london) Llp, 1 The Old Yard, Rectory Lane, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1JP
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • Teresa M Cornwell, 37 Station Road West, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 9EE

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

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Biggin Hill with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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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