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Reasons to use our Goddington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Goddington is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Goddington solicitors work in partnership with Goddington estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 3 Over the years Goddington solicitor have developed valuable working relationships with Goddington local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Goddington.
  • 4 Goddington lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Goddington conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Goddington regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Goddington and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Goddington since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Goddington

Willretaining a Goddington conveyancing solicitor make the home moving process easier?

Goddington is a special area, where regional knowledge is a big bonus. The laid-back lifestyle is great – but not when it comes to your house move. The property lawyers that we endorse combine well rounded Goddington intelligence with a professional, hands-onapproach that helps the conveyancing to progress actively engaging with all parties thus reducing the scope for delays. It is a definite plus where they benefit from established rapport with financial advisers, search providers, surveyors and other Goddington conveyancing firms

We just had an offer accepted to purchase with Earl Shilton BS. We have called around locally but am struggling to find a Goddington conveyancing firm on the Earl Shilton BS panel. Could you assist?

You should make the most of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this page. Pick the mortgage company and type Goddington or your location and you will be presented with a number of lawyer located in Goddington or by proximity to you.

I'm the single recipient of my late mum's estate and I have everything in my name now, including the house in Goddington. The Goddington property was put into my name in October. I plan to dispose of the property. I do know about the CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship may be considered the same way as if I'd bought the property in October. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?

The CML handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be caught by that. How practical a view lenders take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this provision is primarily there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of properties.

Is it the case that all Goddington solicitor firms on the UBS conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the UBS approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the SRA. Many mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be overseen by the CLC.

My offer on a property in Goddington has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The owners have put an offer on a property, however it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other flats in the pipeline. I have chosen a local conveyancing solicitor in Goddington. What do I do now? At what point should I apply for the mortgage with Co-operative?

It is normal to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Goddington conveyancing search costs, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your lawyer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. As to the subsequent stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your transaction, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market some home buyers will apply for the mortgage with Co-operative and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with the conveyancing in Goddington.

How does conveyancing in Goddington differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Goddington contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because new home sellers in Goddington tend to acquire the real estate, 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 Goddington or who has acted in the same development.

Is it best to choose a Goddington conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am buying? An old friend can carry out the conveyancing however her office is a couple of hundredkilometers away.

The benefit of a local Goddington conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign documents, hand in your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Goddington know how is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and on the whole were happy that should trump using an unfamiliar Goddington conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.

My sealed bid on detached house in Goddington was agreed to, the vendor does nevertheless have a tied purchase. The vendors have put an offer on a property, although it’s not yet tied up, and has viewings of other apartments in the pipeline. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing lawyer in Goddington. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Co-operative going with Co-operative?

It is usual to have apprehensions where there is an associated chain given your reluctance to incur expenses prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Goddington conveyancing search costs, etc). First, you must check that your conveyancer is on the Co-operative approved list. Regarding the next stages this very much dictated by the specifics of your case, desire for the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market the majority of purchasers will apply for the mortgage with Co-operative and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their lawyer to press on with searches.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Goddington regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Goddington specialising in commercial conveyancing in Goddington. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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
  • Bishop Akers & Co, Haven House, 193 Swanley Lane, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7LA
  • Strube & Co, 70 St James Way, Sidcup, Kent, London, Kent, DA14 5HF

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Goddington regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware 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 list below is 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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