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

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other lawyers may claim it could be important to attend your conveyancer to sign documents. There are various parties with engaged in a house sale without needing to include the postman into the equation.
  • 2 Downe conveyancers work in conjunction with Downe estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 3 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Downe regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 Downe property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Downe home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 5 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Downe conveyancing can be made significantly more stressful because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Downe since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Downe

How up to date is your database of Downe solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel? Do Aldermore send you an updated list?

Downe conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Aldermore directly.

I have been told that property searches are a common cause of stalling in Downe house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Downe.

four months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Downe took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I'm purchasing a new build house in Downe benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The estate agent suggested that I not disclose to my conveyancer about this side-deal as it would put at risk my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.

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.

I opted to have a survey done on a house in Downe ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend not give a mortgage on such a house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Downe. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Downe especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Downe.

Am I right to be suspicious that third parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Downe conveyancing firm?

As with many professional services, often recommendations from connections can be worth their weight in gold. But there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders may recommend solicitors to instruct. On occasion the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there might be a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to choose your own lawyer. Don't forget that many mortgage providers specify a panel list of law firms you have to use for the lender related work in your home move.

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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 with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • 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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