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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Catford but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Reasons to use our Catford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Catford - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 2 Catford property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Catford conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Catford home moves can become significantly more protracted as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Catford
  • 5 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal links with Catford selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Catford since August 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Catford

What is the first thing I need to know about purchase conveyancing in Catford?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Catford or throughout South East London is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of room for friction between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the vendor, property agent and on occasion a lender. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Catford should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the process whose role it is to act in your best interests and to keep you safe.

Sometimes a potential adversary will try and persuade you that you should follow their advice. As an example, the property agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your lawyer is wrong. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do something that is contrary to your solicitors recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Catford. My lender is Platform

Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 21/11/2020, the requirements read as follows :

Please help - my lawyer says that lack of right of way insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Catford conveyancing?

The right level of lack of right of way indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Yorkshire Building Society and Skipton Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

Is it the case that all Catford solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Planning on purchasing a maisonette in Catford. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Catford lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.

Is it necessary to pay for insurance to cover chancel repairs when acquiring a house in Catford?

Unless a previous purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you may assume that solicitors delivering conveyancing in Catford to continue to propose a a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I'm buying my first flat in Catford with a mortgage from Birmingham Midshires. The builders would not move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent told me not to tell my conveyancer about the extras as it will adversely affect my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

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.

How do I locate a Catford solicitor on the Barclays Direct conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am prepared to travel upto 20miles to meet the lawyer.

You can use the facility on this website. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Catford conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Catford conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to verify if they are on the Barclays Direct panel

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Catford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Maus Solicitors, Global House, 228 Brownhill Road, London, SE6 1AT
  • Parker Arrenberg Limited, 37 Rushey Green, London, SE6 4AS
  • Dpna Solicitors, 77 Ladywell Road, London, SE13 7JA
  • Kingscourt Solicitors, 117 Catford Hill, London, SE6 4PR
  • Francis Solicitors, 171 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6AA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Catford

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Catford with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Maus Solicitors, Global House, 228 Brownhill Road, London, SE6 1AT
  • Morrison Spowart Ltd, 191 - 193 Rushey Green, Catford, London, SE6 4BD
  • Astute Legal Solicitors, 22b Catford Hill, Catford, London, SE6 4PX
  • Dpna Solicitors, 77 Ladywell Road, London, SE13 7JA
  • Kingscourt Solicitors, 117 Catford Hill, London, SE6 4PR

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Catford regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Catford but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

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

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