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5 reasons to let us help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Higham Wood

  • 1 Higham Wood conveyancing lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Higham Wood conveyancer have developed valuable working relationships with Higham Wood local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Higham Wood.
  • 3 No matter what any other lawyers may claim it just might be important to attend your conveyancer to sign contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the mix.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Higham Wood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 The firms listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Higham Wood since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Higham Wood

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Higham Wood is more expensive?

Higham Wood leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a online directory to list law firms on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel for example in Higham Wood?

We would not expect to be advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.

I have paid off my mortgage with Nationwide. I assume I don't need a Higham Wood lawyer on the Nationwide panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Nationwide mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nationwide mortgage from the register. Nationwide, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Nationwide has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Nationwide has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nationwide mortgage has been paid off.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Higham Wood off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Bank of Ireland. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Higham Wood solicitor - who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Coventry BS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Coventry BS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Higham Wood surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Do I need to take out insurance to protect me from financial exposure to chancel repairs when buying a house in Higham Wood?

Unless a previous acquisition of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you could expect conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Higham Wood to continue to suggest a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

The deeds to my house are lost. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Higham Wood 5 years ago have long since closed. What are my next steps?

You no longer need to have the physical original deeds to prove you are the owner of your registered land or premises, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in Higham Wood for my home move. Can I check a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

Anyone may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded call for training reasons.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Higham Wood regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bailey & Cogger, 139 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DG
  • Warners Law Llp, Bank House, Bank Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BL
  • Sean O'connor & Co, 54 The Drive, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2LR
  • Burtons Solicitors Limited, Tyled House, 23a High Street, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4PH
  • Cooperburnett Llp, Napier House, 14-16 Mount Ephraim Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Higham Wood regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Higham Wood practicing in commercial conveyancing in Higham Wood. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Bailey & Cogger, 139 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DG
  • Warners Law Llp, Bank House, Bank Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BL
  • Burtons Solicitors Limited, Tyled House, 23a High Street, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4PH
  • Cooperburnett Llp, Napier House, 14-16 Mount Ephraim Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EE
  • Cripps Secretaries Limited, Wallside House, 12 Mount Ephraim Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EG

Higham Wood commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Offices, retail or industrial units Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Options and guarantees Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts Land use planning and environmental matters Subletting, licences and sharing occupation

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

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