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Erith Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Erith is 20% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Average time frame of 34 days for registration of title in Erith
  • 3 November was the busiest month and September was the next busiest month while March was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Erith
  • 4 71% freehold and 29% leasehold conveyancing in Erith for this year to date
  • 5 74 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Erith

Examples of recent conveyancing in Erith since December 2018*

Disposal

of detached residence residence, Carlton Road, DA8 1DT completing on 14/12/2018 at a price of £345,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Transfer

of terraced residence, Christchurch Avenue, DA8 3AP completing on 07/12/2018 at a price of £340,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of apartment Avenue Road DA8 3BZ, acquired for £232,500. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of flat Sandcliff Road DA8 1NB, at buying sum of £108,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Erith

Do banks and building societies provide you with an approved list of Erith conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel?

Erith conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Kent Reliance directly.

My Conveyancer in Erith is not listed on the Birmingham Midshires Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the Birmingham Midshires list of approved lawyers?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Erith solicitors but Birmingham Midshires will need to use a lawyer on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall legal charges and result in frustration.
  2. Choose an alternative practitioner to act in the purchase, remembering to check they are Convince your conveyancer to do everything within their powers to join the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could affect a commercial property in Erith?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Erith will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Erith. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Erith.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Erith it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to Erith commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Erith.

Have purchased a a detached house in Erith , how long will it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my proprietorship? My Erith conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure the post completion formalities are dealt with.

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Erith registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can vary subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any other persons or bodies. Currently in the region of 80% of such applications are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be extensive delays. Registration is effected once the new owner has moved in to the premises thus an expedited registration is not typically an essential issue yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

About to purchase a new build flat in Erith. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Erith

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? 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. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 72 years unexpired on my flat in Erith. I need to extend my lease but my freeholder is can not be found. What are my options?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to track down the freeholder. In some cases an enquiry agent would be useful to conduct investigations and prepare an expert document to be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on proving the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Erith.

I have given up negotiating a lease extension in Erith. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to assess the price payable.

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 affected 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Erith practicing in commercial conveyancing in Erith. This may 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

Planning law solicitors in Erith regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Erith practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • 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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