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Cheap conveyancing in Deptford does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our Deptford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Deptford conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Deptford
  • 2 The practices listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 3 Deptford property lawyers work in partnership with Deptford estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and support you require
  • 4 Experience means that Deptford conveyancer have developed valuable working relationships with Deptford local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Deptford.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based many miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Deptford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Deptford since February 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Deptford

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Deptford is more expensive?

The conveyancing costs for a leasehold premises in Deptford is frequently more expensive than on a freehold acquisition or disposal. This is due to the additional work necessary in liaising with the freeholder and managing agents to obtain evidence concerning whether the rent and service fee have been cleared and whether there are any major works due in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

Can you help - my lawyer advises that missing deeds insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Deptford conveyancing?

The appropriate level of missing deeds indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between National Westminster Bank and Coventry Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our home loan from Principality as we intend to conduct alterations to our property in Deptford. Do we need to appoint a local Deptford solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

Principality don't usually instruct a member of their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality panel.

We were going to get a DIP from HSBC this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do HSBC recommend any Deptford solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Deptford solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the HSBC conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and HSBC through the process.

Various online forums that I have frequented warn that are the main cause of obstruction in Deptford house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Deptford.

I own a terraced Victorian property in Deptford. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and National Westminster Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Deptford and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.

I'm buying a new build house in Deptford benefiting from help to buy. The sellers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The estate agent told me not disclose to my solicitor about this extras as it may affect my mortgage with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Deptford in advance of instructing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will not give a mortgage on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can check via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Deptford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Deptford especially if they are familiar with such properties in Deptford.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Deptford

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Deptford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Michael Stevens Solicitors, Unit D, Atrium House, 459-463 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AJ
  • Nat Ado Solicitors, 55 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8 4PH
  • Samuel Louis Solicitors, 17 Deptford Church Street, Deptford, London, London, SE8 4RX
  • Mountain Partnership Solicitors, 143 New Cross Road, London, SE14 5DJ
  • Atti & Co, 15 New Cross Road, London, SE14 5DS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Deptford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Deptford practicing in commercial conveyancing in Deptford. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Nat Ado Solicitors, 55 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8 4PH
  • Mountain Partnership Solicitors, 143 New Cross Road, London, SE14 5DJ
  • Fitzpatrick & Co, 887 Old Kent Road, London, London, London, SE15 1NL
  • Grant Saw Solicitors Llp, 1st Floor, Norman House, 110-114 Norman Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9EH
  • Kagan & Co, 245a Lewisham Way, London, SE4 1XF

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Deptford regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Deptford but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

Neighboring Locations

Surrey Quays
Isle of Dogs
Millwall
Deptford
New Cross
St Johns

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

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