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Cheap conveyancing in Forestdale does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our Forestdale conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Forestdale conveyancing lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Forestdale solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Forestdale conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your home move
  • 3 The Forestdale conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Forestdale
  • 4 Regardless alternative companies say it just might be important to attend your conveyancer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the mix.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Forestdale 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 will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Forestdale since March 2022*

Disposal

of terraced residence, Bynes Road, CR2 0PS completing on 21/03/2022 at a price of £380,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Acquisition

of flat Effingham Road CR0 3NE, at a price of £290,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of apartment Harold Road SE19 3PL, at purchase sum of £345,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forestdale

My friend's uncle is a conveyancer. I expect that I will receive preferential fee for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in Forestdale?

It’s a good idea to obtain two or three conveyancing estimates. Make use of our search tool on this site. The charges may vary but the service one can expect differ between solicitors as is true with the vast majority of professional services.

The owners of the home we are looking to purchase hired a conveyancing practitioner in Forestdale who has recommended a lock out contract with a non-refundable deposit of 5k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

There are two main drawbacks with entering into any lock out agreement (occasionally termed a shut-out contract) is that it can distract from moving forward with the conveyancing work, so unless it requires little or no negotiation then it may turn out to be a hindrance. It is not particularly popular by Forestdale conveyancing lawyers for this reason. A further concern is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted buyer should not expect to be granted an injunction to prevent the vendor disposing of the property to a third party, so the only remedy open via the contract will be the recovery of wasted charges and, in restricted circumstances, the additional payment of damages.

It is 10 years ago since I bought my house in Forestdale. Conveyancing solicitors have now been retained on the sale but I am unable to track down the deeds. Is this a major issue?

Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be kept by your mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the solicitor who oversaw your purchase. Secondly the chances are that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors procuring current official copies of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Forestdale involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.

A colleague suggested that where I am purchasing in Forestdale I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Forestdale conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Forestdale around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Forestdale Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Forestdale.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Forestdale. Conveyancing and Platform Home Loans Ltd mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Forestdale who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Forestdale conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

We have reached the end of our tether in seeking a lease extension in Forestdale. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

if there is a absentee freeholder or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the amount due.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Forestdale property is The Woodlands 95 Purley Park Road in April 2009. The Tribunals own valuation produced the figure of £37,912. This case affected 6 flats. The unexpired term was 78.32 years.

My cousin is purchasing a ground floor flat in Forestdale. He was given a quote by the conveyancing practitioner recommended by the selling agents and it came to £1275 . It was eight years ago since I sold and purchased a property and it cost was £450. Have costs really gone up that much?

What does the conveyancing estimate include? Is it just for the legal fees, or what you will be paying in total (for example Forestdale searches, land registry fees, etc)

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Forestdale

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Forestdale practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • Sandom Robinson, Triumph House, Station Approach, Sanderstead Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PL
  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX
  • Alfred James & Co Solicitors Llp, Alfred James House, 406a Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6AN
  • Simman Solicitors, 83 South End, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1BG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Forestdale regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Forestdale with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Forestdale. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • Gordon Gray, 133 Addington Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8LH
  • Sandom Robinson, Triumph House, Station Approach, Sanderstead Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PL
  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX
  • Alfred James & Co Solicitors Llp, Alfred James House, 406a Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6AN

Planning law solicitors in Forestdale regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Forestdale with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF

Neighboring Locations

Shirley
Addington
Selsdon
Forestdale
New Addington

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

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