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Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Falconwood

  • 1 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Falconwood have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Falconwood and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Falconwood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Falconwood solicitors work in conjunction with Falconwood estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you require
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 The Falconwood conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Falconwood

Examples of recent conveyancing in Falconwood since July 2021*

Transfer

of terraced property, Northumberland Avenue, DA16 2QG completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £437,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Sale

of terraced property, Wickham Street, DA16 3NN completing on 19/07/2021 at a price of £237,700. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Sale

of terraced property, Fairoak Drive, SE9 2QG completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £850,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Disposal

of apartment Gwillim Close DA15 9NQ, at sale price of £160,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Falconwood

I am buying a property without a mortgage in Falconwood. I have lived for the last twelve years in Falconwood. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. Given that I know the area and road very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a home loan, then almost all of the Falconwood conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your lawyer will try and steer you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches carried out, but she is duty bound to take that path of guidance. Do take into account; if you are going to sell the house at a future date, it will likely be be of importance to your future purchaser what the searches reveal. On occasion properties with day to day issues can still reveal adverse search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Falconwood will provide you some constructive advice concerning this.

My wife and I own a semi-detached Victorian house in Falconwood. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and The Mortgage Works. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Falconwood and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.

I am buying a new build house in Falconwood benefiting from help to buy. The builders would not budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent advised me not reveal to my lawyer about the extras as it may jeopardize my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Falconwood I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Falconwood in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Falconwood for my home move. Can I review a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

One may review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor telephone calls for training requirements.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a reasonable figure 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 issues purchasing a leasehold house in Falconwood. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Falconwood are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Falconwood in which case you should be shopping around for a Falconwood conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the freeholder’spermission to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your solicitor should advise you fully on all the issues.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Falconwood conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Falconwood conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Falconwood property is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case affected 1 flat.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Falconwood regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Gough Clinton & Broom, 104 Bellegrove Road, Welling, Kent, Welling, Kent, DA16 3QD
  • Tummings Solicitors, 9 Christopher Close, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PU
  • Stuart Hurrion & Green, 33 Crook Log, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8EB
  • Baynards, 308b Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Falconwood regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Falconwood practicing in commercial conveyancing in Falconwood. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Gough Clinton & Broom, 104 Bellegrove Road, Welling, Kent, Welling, Kent, DA16 3QD
  • Stuart Hurrion & Green, 33 Crook Log, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8EB
  • Baynards, 308b Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
  • Thomas Boyd Whyte, 302 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AB

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Falconwood but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

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

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