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Main reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Chislehurst

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Chislehurst
  • 2 Chances are that the the solicitors for the other party are located in Chislehurst - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be on good working terms
  • 3 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal connections with Chislehurst estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Chislehurst property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Chislehurst conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your home move
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other lawyers inform you it just might be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign contracts. There are various parties with with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to include Royal Mail into the equation.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chislehurst since June 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chislehurst

I am purchasing a semi-detached house in Chislehurst. Can I do my own conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Chislehurst you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Chislehurst.

We are buying a terrace house in Chislehurst. The intention is to convert the garage to a playroom at the house.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to determine if these works were previously refused?

Your solicitor will review the registered title as conveyancing in Chislehurst can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of alterations or require the permission of a 3rd party. Certain works require local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Bank of Ireland as we want to carry out renovations to our property in Chislehurst. Are we obliged to appoint a local Chislehurst solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Bank of Ireland would not normally appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Bank of Ireland panel.

I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in August 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Barclays are being difficult. The Chislehurst solicitor who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Barclays are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Barclays have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Barclays have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barclays may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

What can a local search inform me concerning the property my wife and I buying in Chislehurst?

Chislehurst conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations such as Onsearch The local search plays a central role in most Chislehurst conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (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 thirteen subject headings.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Chislehurst is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Chislehurst are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Chislehurst you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Chislehurst 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.

My father has recommend that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Chislehurst. Should I find my own conveyancer?

No doubt it’s preferable to find a conveyancing solicitor is to get recommendations from friends or family who have used the solicitor you're contemplating using.

Please set examples of distinct benefits to choosing a high street solicitor in Chislehurst

Plenty of house movers in Chislehurst opt for a nearby high street conveyancer so that they can visit in the event that they have questions, and to collect documents without using the Royal Mail.

Some would argue that there is a marginal benefit in opting for a property lawyer local to a house you are planning to purchase, due to the in-depth knowledge of the area and potential local concerns - but this is moot. Many conveyancers carry out their work by way of email and could be anywhere in the world.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chislehurst regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Chislehurst specialising in commercial conveyancing in Chislehurst. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Preston Mellor Harrison, 30 High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5AS
  • Klr Solicitors Limited, 63a High Steet, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6DW
  • Renier Gillies Limited, 25 High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6ED
  • Braund & Fedrick, 13 Market Parade, High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6EP
  • Watts & Leeding, 4 Novar Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 2DN

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Chislehurst regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chislehurst but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

Planning law solicitors in Chislehurst regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Chislehurst with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ

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

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