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Reasons to use our Cudham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Cudham are familiar with the local concerns specific to Cudham and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 Cudham solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Cudham conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 Cudham solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Cudham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your home move
  • 4 Regardless alternative lawyers inform you it could be important to visit your conveyancer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the equation.
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Cudham - if so sets of solicitors will be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cudham since March 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cudham

I am purchasing a right to buy a flat in Cudham. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Cudham 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 Cudham.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Cudham

Two types of professional can do conveyancing in Cudham namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals handle the legal services that you need to complete the disposal or purchase of property. Both are duty bound to execute Cudham conveyancing on similar quality and guidelines so you can be sure that your conveyancing will be properly administered and that the necessary steps will be suitably taken.

When it comes to lenders such as Principality, do Cudham conveyancers incur a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are unaware of any mortgage company fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Principality. Cudham conveyancing solicitors have been appointed. How long does it take for Principality to send the offer to the lawyer?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Principality done the valuation? Have you informed Principality as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Principality conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our home are lost. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Cudham 5 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?

Assuming the title is registered the information relating to your proprietorship will be recorded by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is easy to execute a search at the Land Registry, identify your house and secure current copies of the property title for a small fee. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally hold a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for a small fee.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Cudham I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Cudham for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you need a mortgage that many years will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Cudham. I happened to land on a site which looks to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all formalities completed via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a Cudham conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Cudham conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Cudham conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be useful:

    How many lease extensions have they completed in Cudham in the last 12 months?

Notwithstanding our best efforts, we have been unsuccessful in seeking a lease extension in Cudham. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Cudham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Cudham residence is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 50.57 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cudham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Roger Dean & Co, 134a Main Road, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent, TN16 3BA
  • Beynons, 113 Glentrammon Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 6DQ
  • Sharratts (london) Llp, 1 The Old Yard, Rectory Lane, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1JP
  • Brunswick Law, 16 The Green, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1AU
  • Elgee Pinks Llp, Wolfelands, High Street, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1RQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cudham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cudham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Sharratts (london) Llp, 1 The Old Yard, Rectory Lane, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1JP
  • Elgee Pinks Llp, Wolfelands, High Street, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1RQ
  • Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd, Valiant House, 12 Knoll Rise, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0PG
  • Thomas Dunton Solicitors, 217-219 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NZ
  • Pumfrey & Lythaby, 155-159 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LN

Planning law solicitors in Cudham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Cudham specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on compulsory purchases in Cudham
  • Sharratts (london) Llp, 1 The Old Yard, Rectory Lane, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1JP

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

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