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Reasons to use our Catford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Catford conveyancing can become significantly more complicated because 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 expeditiously.
  • 2 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Catford has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 The Catford conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Catford
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Catford is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Catford since April 2019*

Conveyance

of apartment Brownhill Road SE6 2DJ, sold for £380,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of house property, Sangley Road, SE6 2DY completing on 02/05/2019 at a price of £425,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of flat Highfield Close SE13 6UX, at sale consideration of £270,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of detached residence premises, Minard Road, SE6 1NS completing on 30/04/2019 at a price of £680,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Catford

I was recommended to a lawyer who has quoted just over a thousand pound for fixed fee conveyancing in Catford. I am looking to sell a purpose built house for £250,000. Is this too much? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Catford?

The estimate does seem marginally overpriced. If you shop around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as £125. That being said, you couldlive to regret opting for an an untested solicitor. Remember to be sure the conveyancer can act for your lender. Do utilise our comparison tool to get a quote a Catford conveyancing company on the lender’s member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Catford.

Me and my partner are buying our first home. The conveyancing practitioner has calledto enquire if we would like to purchase supplemental conveyancing searches. Unfortunately we are clueless as to what's recommended for conveyancing in Catford

The extent of Catford conveyancing searches depends entirely on the premises, the location, the probability of any of these risks, your familiarity of the area and risks, your overall approach to risk. What is important is that you adequately appreciate what information each search could give you. Then you can make a decision if you personally think you need that search. Where you are in doubt, ask the lawyer to recommend.

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Catford?

If you are buying a property in Catford your lawyer will request that you place them with monies to cover the search fees. Generally this is requested to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the total price then this should be required shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed will be payable a couple of days ahead of the completion date.

What does commercial conveyancing in Catford cover?

Catford conveyancing for business premises incorporates a broad array of services, given by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

Am I best advised to go with a Catford conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? An old friend can conduct the legal work but his firm is located a couple of hundredkilometers away.

The primary upside of using a high street Catford conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to execute paperwork, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and on the whole were impressed that must surpass using an unfamiliar Catford conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.

I am employed by a long established estate agent office in Catford where we have witnessed a number of flat sales derailed as a result of short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Catford conveyancing firms. Could you clarify whether the owner of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Following years of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Catford. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Catford flat 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 remaining number of years on the lease 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

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 will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Catford regulated by the CLC

Please note 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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