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Reasons to use our Downham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Downham has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 Downham lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Downham conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 3 Experience means that Downham solicitor have developed excellent links with Downham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Downham.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main results in a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what alternative on-line conveyancers may claim it just might be necessary to attend your solicitor to sign legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a homemove without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Downham since November 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Downham

Having sold my house in Downham last October but my buyer keeps texting every few hours to say their lawyer needs to hear from mysolicitor. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

Following your sale your conveyancer should deliver the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. If applicable, your solicitor must also confirm that the mortgage has been redeemed to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Downham.

Can you point me to a directory of Kent Reliance panel conveyancers in Downham on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of lenders make their panel listings available online. Where you are seeking to appoint a Downham conveyancing practitioner on the Kent Reliance please use our tool.

My fiancee and I are spending time looking at flats in Downham and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it best to have my conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with Coventry BS.

It would be sensible to instigate your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the EA. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Coventry BS, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in October 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Nationwide are being a right pain. The Downham solicitor who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Nationwide are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Nationwide have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Nationwide have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nationwide may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

What will a local search reveal about the property my wife and I buying in Downham?

Downham conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Searchflow The local search is essential in every Downham conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

4 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Downham concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. 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 property 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.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Downham. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Downham

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please supply a car parking plan. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. 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.

My husband and I are new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent has warned us that the vendor will only proceed if we instruct the agent's chosen solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a local solicitor used to conveyancing in Downham

It is highly unlikely the owners are behind this. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Speak to the vendors direct and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to use your preferred Downham conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthe ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a referral fee or meet his conveyancing targets demanded by senior management.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Downham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Downham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Grand & Machyle Solicitors, 499 Bromley Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 4PQ
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Wellers Staff Ltd, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Raw & Co, 1 Dura Den Close, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5BU
  • J & P Credit Solutions Limited, Justin House, 6 West Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1JN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Downham regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Downham but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG

Planning law solicitors in Downham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Downham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ

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

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