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Logical reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Erith

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Erith is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Erith solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Erith conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 There is a strong possibility the other side’s conveyancers are located in Erith - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to be less confrontational
  • 4 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums often suggest that in appointing a an online conveyancing factory, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 The practices shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Erith since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Erith

Would the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend carry out right to buy conveyancing in Erith?

We do have numerous conveyancing solicitors carrying out right to buy transactions You should call us with a view to obtain a costs illustration.

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to use their panel lawyer as I would much rather appoint a Erith based conveyancing firm?

Do check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel solicitors where you take up the "fee-free" offer. Contact the lender to explore if they allow a monetary alternative. Some lenders have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near Erith.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Erith ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks tend not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Erith. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Erith especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Erith.

Do I need to be suspicious about estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Erith conveyancing firm?

As is the case with many professional services, often referrals from connections can be worth their weight in gold. But there are numerous parties with a vested interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may put forward conveyancers to retain. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there may be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to appoint your own lawyer. Don't forget that some banks operate an approved list of solicitors you have to use for the lender related work in your transaction.

Is it best to go with a Erith conveyancing solicitor based in the area that I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can handle the legal work but her office is approximately 350miles away.

The benefit of a local Erith conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Erith know how is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and on the whole were impressed that must trump using an unknown Erith conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have just found out that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Erith. Conveyancing advisers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Erith are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Erith so you should seriously consider looking for a Erith conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your lawyer should advise you fully on all the issues.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to purchase the freehold in Erith. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Most definitely. We can 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 number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 76 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Erith

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Erith with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Erith specialising in commercial conveyancing in Erith. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Erith regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Erith but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG

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