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Reasons to use our Goddington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Goddington lawyers work in conjunction with Goddington estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Personal touch and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Goddington home moves can be made significantly more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal connections with Goddington selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 The Goddington conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Goddington
  • 5 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Goddington regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Goddington and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Goddington since June 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Goddington

Last June we completed a house move in Goddington. We have noticed several issues with the property which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? What searches should? have been conducted for conveyancing in Goddington?

The query is vague as what problems have arisen and if they are relate to conveyancing in Goddington. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken as part of the buying process are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a property owner answers a document referred to as a SPIF. If the information ends up being inaccurate, then you may have a claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Goddington.

My apartment in Goddington is up for sale and I have accepted an offer. Will my conveyancing practitioner have to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Lloyds conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently currently.

What will a local search tell me concerning the property I am purchasing in Goddington?

Goddington conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for instance Searches UK The local search is essential in every Goddington conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable 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.

I'm buying a new build house in Goddington with a mortgage from Platform Home Loans Ltd. The developers would not move on the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not disclose to my solicitor about this side-deal as it will jeopardize my loan with Platform Home Loans Ltd. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

We're new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent told us that the owners will only go ahead if we use their preferred solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Goddington

We suspect that the owner is not behind this requirement. Should the vendor require ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they understand (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to instruct your own,trusted Goddington conveyancing firm - rather thanthe ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a kickback or meet his conveyancing thresholds set by head office.

Back In 2007, I bought a leasehold flat in Goddington. Conveyancing and Alliance & Leicester mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing practitioner in Goddington who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to instruct a Goddington conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I own a ground floor flat in Goddington. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Goddington conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Goddington flat is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 50.57 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Goddington regulated by the SRA

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

  • Thomas Dunton Solicitors, 217-219 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NZ
  • Pumfrey & Lythaby, 155-159 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LN
  • Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd, Valiant House, 12 Knoll Rise, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0PG
  • Beynons, 113 Glentrammon Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 6DQ
  • Pishon Gold Limited, Chislehurst Business Centre, 1 Bromley Lane, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6LH

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Goddington regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Goddington but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG

Planning law solicitors in Goddington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

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

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

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