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Reasons to use our Catford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Catford property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Catford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 2 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers tell you it just might be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute contracts. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without needing to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Conveyancer conveyancing firms 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.
  • 4 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Catford are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Catford and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually results in a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Catford since June 2022*

Transfer

of terraced premises, Blashford Street, SE13 6UA completing on 29/06/2022 at a price of £740,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi property, Torridon Road, SE6 1RG completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £550,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Bargery Road, SE6 2LW completing on 29/06/2022 at a price of £952,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Transfer

of apartment Highfield Close SE13 6UY, at purchase sum of £372,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Catford

My partner’s dad is a solicitor. I hope that I will be offered mate’s pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what level of costs should I be paying for conveyancing in Catford?

You should compare pricing. Do use our comparison tool on this site. The fees will vary but the service one can expect differ between conveyancers as is the case with most professions.

Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Catford even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for instance if I want to acquire an office in Catford with a mortgage from Birmingham Midshires?

Our comparison service is mainly used to get a quote from domestic conveyancing solicitors in Catford but we have set out towards the end of this page some Catford commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the solicitors directly to see if they can also act for Birmingham Midshires

There is lots of here about conveyancing in Catford but can you isolate your top tip for choosing the right conveyancer in Catford

It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Catford conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Clydesdale, do Catford property lawyers face a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

We had selected conveyancing lawyers with offices in Catford on the Skipton solicitor approved list. They are now charging me an additional fee for the legal aspects of the Skipton mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Skipton?

Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancer is entitled to charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Skipton but by your Catford conveyancing practitioner. Plenty of firms on the Skipton panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

I'm refinancing my primary property to a BTL mortgage with The Mortgage Works and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on another property. The location we are looking at is Catford. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the two deals?

Do use our search tool on this site to check that the conveyancers are on the appropriate lender panels. On the basis that they are the solicitor should be able to connect the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you conveyancer and communicate your desired outcome and requirements.

I have just appointed agents to market my 2 bed apartment in Catford. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – what should I do?

The sensible thing to do is pay the service charge as usual because all rents and service invoices will be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Having spent years of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Catford. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

if there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to calculate the premium.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Catford residence is 44 Elmer Road in January 2013. The Tribunal dacied that amount to be paid by the Leaseholders for the Landlords freehold reversion was £12,951 as at the valuation date (20" September 2012).This matter was referred back to the Bromley County Court to deal with costs, fees and any other outstanding matters. This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 74.25 years.

My husband and I are acquiring a garden flat in Catford. When we first instructed solicitor, we were told they were on all major UK mortgage company panels. Our mortgage broker emailed just now to say that they are not on the Leeds Building Society approved list. If it turns out to be true, what should we do? Should we simply pick a new property lawyer that is on their approved list or should we pay for dual representation, with Leeds Building Society appointing their own approved property lawyer.

When purchasing a property with mortgage finance it is usual for the purchaser’s lawyers to also act for the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a lawyer has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the lawyer to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict conditions which the lawyer has to fulfill. Some banks now insist their panel firms to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your property lawyer should call Leeds Building Society to discover if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on Leeds Building Society's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Catford lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the equation.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Catford regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Catford practicing in commercial conveyancing in Catford. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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
  • A S Solicitors, James House, 382 Lee High Road, London, London, SE12 8RW
  • Jein Solicitors, Jein Buildings, 3 - 5 Lee High Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 5LD

Domestic 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

Planning law solicitors in Catford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Catford specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW

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

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