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Reasons to use our Erith conveyancing solicitors

  • 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 large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Erith are familiar with the local issues specific to Erith and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 The companies shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 No matter what any other on-line conveyancers advise it just might be important to attend your lawyer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a house sale without having to add the postman into the pot.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Erith

Examples of recent conveyancing in Erith since September 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Erith

We chose a Erith based solicitor for my conveyancing in Erith yesterday. Going through the official terms of business I noteI am responsible for fees even if the movefalls through. Would I be best advised to appoint a web based conveyancing brokerage advertising no move no charge conveyancing in Erith?

It is usually a trade off in that if "No Sale No Fee" is advertised then the fee levels will tend to be be more expensive to offset those conveyances that fail to complete. Also remember that such schemes rarely protect you from expenses such your Erith conveyancing search expenses.

The Erith conveyancing firm that I appointed last week on my purchase in Erith have suddenly closed. They were on acting for me because I had to have a solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel and my previous Erith lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What are my options?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.

What can a local search inform me regarding the house I am buying in Erith?

Erith conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search is essential in every Erith conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic sections.

How does conveyancing in Erith differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Erith come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because developers in Erith usually acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Erith or who has acted in the same development.

I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agency in Erith where we have experienced a number of leasehold sales jeopardised as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given contradictory information from local Erith conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Following months of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Erith. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

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 premises 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 lease term was 76 years.

There are a number of properties in Erith on private roads. My wife and I are purchasing one such house. What are the pros and cons of buying a property on a private road?

Erith conveyancing lawyers are well versed in dealing homeson private. The lawyer will investigate Land Registry data to find any rights or responsibilities. In many cases there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that owners pay into to maintain the road. If one exists, the road will likely be maintained and look better than publicly adopted.

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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 small selection of solicitors in Erith practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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

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

Please be aware 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

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

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