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Reasons to use our Chislehurst conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Chislehurst lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Chislehurst conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move
  • 2 Using a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in choosing a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Chislehurst will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank authorised panel.
  • 4 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Chislehurst has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Chislehurst regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Chislehurst and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chislehurst since April 2019*

Sale

of detached residence premises, Bull Lane, BR7 6NU completing on 24/04/2019 at a price of £1,168,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Purchase

of apartment St Pauls Cray Road BR7 6QF, at a price of £500,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of flat Prince Imperial Road BR7 5LX, at purchase amount of £400,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of terraced property, Holmdale Road, BR7 6BZ completing on 12/04/2019 at a price of £525,000. 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 executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chislehurst

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (6 years built) in Chislehurst. 95% of the appartments have already been sold. Is it really necessary to order local searches as part of conveyancing in Chislehurst?

You are putting yourself at risk in not carrying out Chislehurst conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would absolutely advise in the strongest possible terms that your lawyer conducts them. Where time pressures and cost are top of your issues you should consider with your lawyer about the options such as lack of search insurance available to you

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as a first time purchaser of a ground floor flat in Chislehurst. Do I collect the keys to the premises on the completion date from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Chislehurst?

On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Chislehurst. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

We previously chose conveyancing lawyers with offices in Chislehurst on the Co-operative solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a separate sum for the legal aspects of the Co-operative mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Co-operative?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your solicitor can levy a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Co-operative but by your Chislehurst conveyancer. Some firms on the Co-operative panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but plenty of practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

Can I be sure that the Chislehurst conveyancing solicitor on the Skipton panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Chislehurst obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.

Will our solicitor be asking questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Chislehurst.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Chislehurst. Plenty of people will acquire a house in Chislehurst, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that may be carried out by the buyer or by their solicitors which will give them a better understanding of the risks in Chislehurst. The conventional set of information sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a usual question of the seller to determine whether the premises has historically flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the seller, then a purchaser may bring a claim for damages as a result of such an incorrect answer. A purchaser’s conveyancers may also order an enviro report. This should higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be made.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Chislehurst?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Chislehurst. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the property agent told us that the seller will only go ahead if we appoint their recommended lawyers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor who is familiar with conveyancing in Chislehurst

It is highly unlikely the vendors are behind this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is counter productive. Contact the sellers directly and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to instruct your own,trusted Chislehurst conveyancing firm - as opposed tothose that will give the estate agent a referral fee or hit his conveyancing thresholds demanded by head office.

I am intending to let out my leasehold flat in Chislehurst. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?

Some leases for properties in Chislehurst do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

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

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

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Chislehurst flat is 70 Andace Park Gardens 133-149 Widmore Road in November 2013. Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the lease extension was £10,052 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 72 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chislehurst regulated by the SRA

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

  • Pishon Gold Limited, Chislehurst Business Centre, 1 Bromley Lane, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6LH
  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chislehurst regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chislehurst with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Chislehurst. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Chislehurst regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chislehurst with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on 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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