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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Erith

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers advise it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign documents. There are enough parties with an interest in a homemove without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 2 Using a high street Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Erith conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Erith conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your home move
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Erith lawyer have developed valuable links with Erith local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Erith.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Erith

Examples of recent conveyancing in Erith since December 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Erith

What is the most effective way to find the right solicitor who will provide a 1st class service for my conveyancing in Erith?

First ask the people you trust who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Option 2 is to search the web for conveyancing in Erith. Ring two or three listed and ask them to forward you their conveyancing estimate and have a conversation with the lawyer who will handle your legal process in advance ofmaking your decision.

Option 3 is to use our search tool to help you find the right lawyers for you based on your unique expectations including location,timings, complexity and who the proposed mortgage company is. Don't take the bait of low cost conveyancing in Erith

My conveyancer has informed me that defective lease insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Erith?

The right level of defective lease indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

is it true that all Erith solicitor firms on the Skipton conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Skipton approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Many mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the organisation would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

How can we tell if a Erith conveyancing solicitor on the Co-operative panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Erith seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your transaction.

I am buying a new build apartment in Erith. 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 Erith

    Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

I decided to have a survey done on a property in Erith before appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders will refuse to give a loan on a flying freehold property.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Erith. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Should I be wary by estate agents that I am dealing with are recommending an internet conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Erith conveyancing company?

As with lots of service providers, often recommendations from family and friends can be most helpful. But there are many players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies might all suggest solicitors to use. On occasion these lawyers 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 are at liberty to appoint your own conveyancer. You need to be aware that most mortgage providers have an approved list of law firms you are obliged to use for the lender aspect of your transaction.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 68 years left on my lease in Erith. I now want to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to locate the freeholder. For most situations a specialist would be helpful to conduct investigations and prepare a report which can be used as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Erith.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Erith conveyancing firm to represent me?

if there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to assess the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal 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 was in relation to 13 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 76 years.

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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
  • T G Baynes Solicitors, 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
  • Andrew J Robertson Limited, C/o T G Baynes, Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Erith regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Erith practicing in commercial conveyancing in Erith. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Erith regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Erith specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX

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

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