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Reasons to use our Downham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are based in Downham - if so sets of conveyancers will be familiar
  • 2 Downham property lawyers work in partnership with Downham estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you need
  • 3 Downham property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 4 Notwithstanding what alternative companies may claim it just might be important to attend your lawyer to execute contracts. There are various parties with engaged in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Downham lawyer have established valuable connections with Downham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Downham.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Downham since December 2018*

Transfer

of semi premises, Durham Hill, BR1 5NF completing on 10/12/2018 at a price of £295,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced premises, Camlan Road, BR1 5LT completing on 17/12/2018 at a price of £350,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Disposal

of semi-detached premises, Pendragon Road, BR1 5JZ completing on 19/12/2018 at a price of £290,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced residence, Burnt Ash Lane, BR1 5BS completing on 17/12/2018 at a price of £470,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Downham

What happens if my lawyer’s firm is removed from the Co-operative Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Downham?

The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

I am downsizing from our home in Downham and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street Downham lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Downham. We have lived in Downham for three years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. What do they say? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

I'm buying my first flat in Downham with a loan from Leeds Building Society. The builders refused to move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The sale representative advised me not to tell my solicitor about the side-deal as it would affect my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

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 advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Downham prior to retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Downham. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Downham to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

Should I be concerned about brokers that I am dealing with are recommending a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Downham conveyancing firm?

As with many service providers, often suggestions from connections can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are many people with a vested interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies might all put forward solicitors to instruct. On occasion the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there might be a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the right to choose your own conveyancer. However, bear in mind that some banks specify a panel list of law firms you are obliged to use for the mortgage aspect of your transaction.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Downham. I've land on a web site which looks to be the perfect offering If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Downham regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Downham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Downham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Downham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Downham. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Downham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

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