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Reasons to use our Downe conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Downe conveyancers work in conjunction with Downe estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Downe regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 The firms identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Downe property deals can be made a lot more protracted due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 The Downe conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Downe

Examples of recent conveyancing in Downe since April 2019*

Sale

of house residence, Stalisfield Place, BR6 7HN completing on 21/05/2019 at a price of £327,500. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title

Acquisition

of apartment High Street BR6 7AY, purchased for £305,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Ladycroft Way, BR6 7BZ completing on 26/04/2019 at a price of £510,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Disposal

of flat Heathfield Road BR2 6BF, at buying amount of £525,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Downe

I have just been advised by my broker that my Downe solicitor is not on the bank Solicitor panel. What can I do to be sure that this is correct?

Your first step should be to call your Downe lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to notify you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Downe conveyancing firm that is on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.

Our god-son is in the process of securing a new build apartment in Downe with a mortgage from Santander. His lawyer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Santander conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Santander conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

We just had an offer accepted to buy with Earl Shilton BS. We have called around locally but cant to find a Downe conveyancing firm on the Earl Shilton BS panel. Please you help?

You should take advantage of the search tool on this web page. Pick the building society and type Downe or your preferred area and you will discover numerous solicitors based in Downe or near you.

I am buying a new build apartment in Downe. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Downe

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply a car parking plan. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Downe. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Downe ?

Most houses in Downe are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Downe in which case you should be looking for a Downe conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your conveyancer will report to you on the legal implications.

We have reached the end of our tether in trying to purchase the freehold in Downe. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Where there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to make a decision on the price.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Downe 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 50.57 years.

Should I be worried if there is a problem with one of the searches for our conveyancing in Downe?

On the whole, almost all concerns arising from Downe conveyancing search responses can be handled prior to completion or title insurance can be obtained. You should note that although you intend on acquiring the premises and may be content to accept the search results, your lender may not, and when all said and done they have the word say.

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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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Downe regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Downe but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB

Planning law solicitors in Downe regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Downe specialising in planning law. This could include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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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