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

  • 1 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Keston will be carried out by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 3 Solicitor conveyancing firms have excellent personal connections with Keston selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Keston is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Keston regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Keston and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Keston since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Keston

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Keston?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Keston. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Keston differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Keston approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Keston typically acquire the site, 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 conveyancers 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 Keston or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Keston ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Halifax. If you contact us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Keston. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Keston to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

What does commercial conveyancing in Keston cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Keston incorporates a wide array of advice, provided by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Keston for my home move. Can I check a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

One may search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded call for training purposes.

I have just started marketing my ground floor apartment in Keston. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have recently received a yearly maintenance charge demand – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the service charge as normal because all rents and maintenance invoices should be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a Keston conveyancing firm to represent me?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Keston conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Keston premises 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 related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 50.57 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Keston regulated by the SRA

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

  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX
  • Tinklin Springall, Devonshire House, Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1TF
  • C R Burton & Co, Devonshire House, 29 - 31 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1LT
  • Beynons, 113 Glentrammon Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 6DQ
  • Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd, Valiant House, 12 Knoll Rise, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0PG

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Keston regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Keston but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB

Planning law solicitors in Keston regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Keston specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Keston
  • 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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