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Main reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Mottingham

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Mottingham
  • 2 Mottingham lawyer are the key to a successful Mottingham home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 Mottingham conveyancers work in partnership with Mottingham estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 4 Mottingham property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Mottingham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Mottingham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mottingham since June 2022*

Sale

of apartment Marvels Lane SE12 9QQ, at buying price of £201,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Edward Tyler Road, SE12 9QF completing on 13/07/2022 at a price of £445,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion

Transfer

of house property, College View, SE9 4QG completing on 17/06/2022 at a price of £765,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Transfer

of detached residence property, Westdean Avenue, SE12 9NH completing on 11/07/2022 at a price of £465,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mottingham

Our conveyancer has identified a defect with the lease for the flat we are buying in Mottingham. The other side have put forward defective title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our property lawyer says that he must ensure that the lender is content with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?

Even though you have a mortgage offer from the mortgage company does not mean to say that the property will meet their provisions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. You and the mortgage company are the client. The appropriate lender provisions have to be complied with.

Completed the sale of my flat in Mottingham last August but our buyer keeps telephoning every few hours to moan that their conveyancer needs to hear from myconveyancer. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

After completion of your house sale your solicitor should send the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer must also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the purchasers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Mottingham.

In looking at online forums for an affordable lawyer in Mottingham, most advise that I should look for a CQS accredited solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's major mortgage companies. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Mottingham is one of the numerous areas of the UK where there are Accredited solicitors.

I am being told by my solicitor that lack of building regulations insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Mottingham?

The right level of lack of building regulations indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Barclays and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

Can you point me to a directory of Clydesdale panel solicitors in Mottingham on the Building Society Association’s Website?

No. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association sites. Very few banks make their panel listings available online. Where you are in need of a Mottingham conveyancer on the Clydesdale please make the most of our facility.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Principality. I assume I don't need a Mottingham property lawyer on the Principality panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Principality 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 Principality mortgage from the register. Principality, 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 Principality has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Principality has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Principality mortgage has been paid off.

I have justbecome aware that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Mottingham for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I check that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Mottingham conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Mottingham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Mottingham contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because new home sellers in Mottingham tend to 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 used to new build conveyancing in Mottingham or who has acted in the same development.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Mottingham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Mottingham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Cook Taylor Woodhouse Limited, 68/70 High Street, Eltham, London, London, SE9 1BZ
  • Kirk And Partners, 25-27 Passey Place, Eltham, London, SE9 5DF
  • Mensons & Associates, 99 Eltham High Street, London, SE9 1TD
  • Watts & Leeding, 4 Novar Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 2DN
  • Preston Mellor Harrison, 30 High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5AS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Mottingham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Mottingham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Mottingham. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Cook Taylor Woodhouse Limited, 68/70 High Street, Eltham, London, London, SE9 1BZ
  • Kirk And Partners, 25-27 Passey Place, Eltham, London, SE9 5DF
  • Watts & Leeding, 4 Novar Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 2DN
  • Preston Mellor Harrison, 30 High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5AS
  • Grand & Machyle Solicitors, 499 Bromley Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 4PQ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Mottingham regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Mottingham but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT

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

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