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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Greenhithe

  • 1 Using a a family Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personalised service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Greenhithe home moves can be made a lot more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Greenhithe
  • 4 Greenhithe conveyancers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 The companies identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Greenhithe since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Greenhithe

My fiance and I are looking to buy a home in Greenhithe and are in fact using a Greenhithe conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our conveyancer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Birmingham Midshires have this evening contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Greenhithe conveyancer is not on their conveyancing panel. What do we do from here?

If you are buying a property needing a mortgage it is standard for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Greenhithe lawyers, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it will likely delay the transaction as you have another set of people involved.

Can I be sure that the Greenhithe conveyancing solicitor on the Clydesdale panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Greenhithe seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Greenhithe. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

It is not clear whether my bank requires a lease extension. I have called my Greenhithe building society branch on various occasions and was reassured it wasn't an issue and they will lend. My Greenhithe conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their specific requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

The conveyancer has to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 specifications for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I got the keys to my house on 13 February and my personal details is not yet registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Greenhithe advises it should be registered in less than a month. Are properties in Greenhithe uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Greenhithe is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can vary subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry need to notify any third persons or bodies. Currently roughly three quarters of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be extensive delays. Registration takes place after the buyer has moved in to the property so 'speed' is not always primary concern yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Greenhithe in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Greenhithe. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

My business partner and I are planning to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering no-move-no charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Greenhithe for under 1500k?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Greenhithe, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are looking to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will put you in touch with the right solicitor. As for the fees this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or call us so that we may supply you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.

There are only Seventy years unexpired on my lease in Greenhithe. I now want to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What are my options?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have done all that could be expected to find the lessor. On the whole an enquiry agent would be helpful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document to be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Greenhithe.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Greenhithe conveyancing firm to assist?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Greenhithe conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Greenhithe residence 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 affected 13 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 76 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Greenhithe regulated by the SRA

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

  • Attwood & Co, 20 London Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5XY
  • M. Reynolds Partnership Solicitors, 24 London Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5XY
  • Cumming & Riley, 11a High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6NB
  • Hattens Solicitors, 90 Orsett Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5ER
  • Estate And Corporate Solicitors Ltd, 57 Hythe Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1BG

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Greenhithe?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales not just Greenhithe. When appointed a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Have a timeous, independent and comprehensive service where if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Greenhithe.

Greenhithe commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Commercial finance including remortgages Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 procedures, including serving section 25 and 26 notices Negotiating, completing and terminating commercial leases

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

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