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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Downe

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Downe is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Over the years Downe solicitor have established valuable working relationships with Downe local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Downe.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s lawyers have offices in Downe - if so both parties will be on good working terms
  • 4 The Downe conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Downe
  • 5 Our site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Downe will be carried out by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Downe since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Downe

The Downe conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my purchase in Downe have without warning closed. I chose them because I needed a firm on the HSBC conveyancing panel and my previous Downe lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take one hundred and fifty pounds for searches. What are my options?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the HSBC conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to help.

Do I need to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when buying a house in Downe?

Unless a prior purchase of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors handling conveyancing in Downe to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Downe. Now, I need the documents however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Downe of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in Downe I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Downe in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

In sourcing the internet for the term on line conveyancing in Downe it shows results of numerous conveyancersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable property lawyer for me?

The best way of finding the right conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so ask colleagues and relatives who have acquired a property in Downe or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Downe differ, so it's sensible to obtain a minimum of three fee estimates from different companies. Be sure to obtain confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

I am Googling for Downe conveyancing quotes online. Can I be confident that all the Downe practices that are listed on your directory are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel?

The law firms on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the mortgage company panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the lender panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific Downe firm being on the lender conveyancing panel is not accurate.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Downe regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Downe 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
  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Downe regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Downe with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Downe. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Roger Dean & Co, 134a Main Road, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent, TN16 3BA
  • 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
  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX

Planning law solicitors in Downe regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Downe practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Sharratts (london) Llp, 1 The Old Yard, Rectory Lane, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1JP
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG

Neighboring Locations

Keston
Green Street Green
Downe
Aperfield
Biggin Hill
Cudham

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

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