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Erith Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Erith is 18% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 124 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Erith
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £7,752
  • 4 74% freehold and 26% leasehold conveyancing in Erith for this year to date
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Erith since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Erith

As a novice what is the most important piece of guidance you can give me about purchase conveyancing in Erith?

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Erith and elsewhere in South East London is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for conflict between you and others involved in the transaction. For instance, the seller, estate agent and even potentially a mortgage company. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Erith an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the legal process whose role it is to look after your best interests and to protect you.

There is a distinct ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone must be blamed for the process taking so long. You should always trust your solicitor above all other players when it comes to the legal assignment of property.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to have a meeting at the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Erith so that I can attend their offices if required.

These days conveyancing panel lawyers for banks carry out their work via the post, e-mail or over phone calls. This enables them to conduct the conveyancing transaction no matter where you live in the country. That being said you should check if you have the option of going to the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.

Should my solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Erith.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors conducting conveyancing in Erith. There are those who acquire a property in Erith, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that can be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better understanding of the risks in Erith. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms given to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a usual inquiry of the seller to discover whether the premises has ever been flooded. If the property has been flooded in past and is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer may issue a claim for damages stemming from an incorrect reply. A buyer’s conveyancers will also commission an environmental report. This should indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries should be carried out.

Hoping to buy a property located in Erith and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Erith. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Erith area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Erith. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Erith. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Erith - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Having spent years of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Erith. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Erith conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Erith residence is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case related to 13 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 76 years.

I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the lender approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?

Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the lender conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Erith regulated by the SRA

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

  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Margaret Olusegun, 3 The View, London, Bexley, SE2 0DX
  • Stephen J Burton Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Michael A Clark Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Clive M Walters Limited, C/o T G Baynes Solicitors, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Erith

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Erith specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Dorcas Funmi & Co, 12 Brook Street, Erith, Kent, DA8 1JQ
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Caroline Mathews Solicitors, 57 Perry Street, Crayford, Dartford, Kent, DA1 4RB
  • Margaret Olusegun, 3 The View, London, Bexley, SE2 0DX
  • Augustine Clement, 1st Floor 3 Market Place, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Erith regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Erith specialising in commercial conveyancing in Erith. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Margaret Olusegun, 3 The View, London, Bexley, SE2 0DX
  • Augustine Clement, 1st Floor 3 Market Place, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DU
  • Andrew J Robertson Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG
  • Simon C Potts Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

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

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