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  • 2 Personal touch and pure property experience are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Catford home moves can be made significantly more complicated due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
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  • 4 Regardless other companies inform you it could be important to attend your solicitor to sign legal papers. There are various parties with involved in a homemove without needing to add the postman into the mix.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Catford since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Catford

What is the most effective way to search for the right solicitor who will give a first class service for my conveyancing in Catford?

Option 1 is to ask the people you trust who they would recommend.

Option 2 is to search the web for conveyancing in Catford. Pick up the phone to a couple or more firms from the list and invite them to email you their conveyancing charges and speak to the lawyer who will oversee the conveyancing beforemaking your decision.

Third is to use our search tool to assist you in finding the right solicitors for you based on your individual factors including area of the property,speed, complexity and who the proposed mortgage company is. Do not be fooled by £99 conveyancing in Catford

I purchased a freehold property in Catford but nevertheless pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Catford and has limited impact for conveyancing in Catford but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of new rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be extinguished.

I am due to move property in August. Should my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Catford. Conveyancing lawyer was organised before I stumbled across your website.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to collect the keys from the selling agent however this can only take place after the previous owners lawyers confirm to the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you can inform the removal men that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a specific removal organisation but can help you find a conveyancing in Catford or a firm with expertise in conveyancing in Catford.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Catford. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Aldermore be concerned?

Given that your lender is Aldermore your lawyer must follow the formal requirements contained in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Aldermore. The CML Handbook includes minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Aldermore where a lease does not satisfy these provisions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not isolated to Catford.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Catford off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Virgin Money. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Virgin Money, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.

I need some fast conveyancing in Catford as I am under a deadline to exchange contracts inside 3 weeks. A home loan is not required. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not taking a mortgage you are at liberty not to do searches although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Catford the following are instances of issues that can be revealed and adversely impact market value: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Catford is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Catford are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Catford you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Catford may determine 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 premises.

I've found a house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have just found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Catford. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Catford ?

The majority of houses in Catford are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Catford in which case you should be shopping around for a Catford conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor will report to you on the legal implications.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a Catford conveyancing firm to represent me?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Catford conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Catford premises 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 was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 74.25 years.

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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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Catford practicing 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

  • 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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