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Reasons to use our Mottingham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Mottingham solicitor have developed excellent links with Mottingham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Mottingham.
  • 2 Regardless other companies say it just might be necessary to visit your solicitor to execute documents. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without needing to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Mottingham property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Mottingham conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 4 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 would hope for.
  • 5 Mottingham conveyancers work in conjunction with Mottingham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mottingham since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mottingham

As a novice what is the most important number one tip you can give me concerning purchase conveyancing in Mottingham?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Mottingham and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the seller, selling agent and on occasion a bank. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Mottingham is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the process whose interest is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

Sometimes a potential adversary may try and convince you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the property agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your lawyer is wrong. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do something that is against your conveyancers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

My wife and I purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Mottingham. We would like to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will the conveyancing process include checks to ascertain if these works were previously refused?

Your property lawyer will check the registered title as conveyancing in Mottingham can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of works or need the consent of another owner. Many additions require local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Bank of Ireland. Mottingham conveyancing solicitors have been appointed. How long does it take for Bank of Ireland to issue the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Bank of Ireland done the survey? Have you informed Bank of Ireland as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

My sealed bid on a semi in Mottingham has been accepted, the vendors do nevertheless have a connected purchase. The vendors have placed an offer on on an apartment, but it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other apartments in the pipeline. I have instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Mottingham. What do I do now? At what point do I apply for the mortgage with Barclays?

It is normal to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (home loan application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then valuation, Mottingham conveyancing search costs, etc). First, you should ensure that your solicitor is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Regarding the next phase this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market many buyers would apply for the mortgage with Barclays and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their property lawyer to move forward with the conveyancing in Mottingham.

I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Mottingham. Now, I need the documents however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Mottingham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am buying a new build house in Mottingham with a loan from Nottingham Building Society. The builders refused to budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep advised me not reveal to my solicitor about this deal as it may put at risk my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

We are 18 days into a residential purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the selling agent to execute conveyancing in Mottingham. I am am very frustrated with the quality of service. Can you help me find new lawyers?

A lawyer would have to be very poor in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the mortgage been sent? In the event that it has you will need to advise them of the new lawyer and have the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the lenders panel to avoid supplemental costs and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool will assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Mottingham

Planning to sign contracts shortly on a ground floor flat in Mottingham. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they report fully within the next couple of days. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Mottingham should include some of the following:

    Are pets allowed in the flat? Ground rent - how much and when is collected, and also know whether this will change in the future It needs to be made clear to you if the lease allows you to alter or upgrade aspects of the property- you should be made aware as to whether it applies to all alterations or limited to structural alteration, and whether consent is required specifics of the parties to the lease, e.g. these could be the leaseholder, superior lessor, freeholder The total extent of the premises. This could be the property itself but could also incorporate a roof area or cellar if relevant.
For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Mottingham please ask your lawyer in ahead of your conveyancing in Mottingham.

I have given up trying to purchase the freehold in Mottingham. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Mottingham premises is 49 Woodstock Court Burnt Ash Hill in May 2012. the payment of £64,116 by the leaseholder was the premium which the Tribunal found due for the lease extension in this case. This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 23.26 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Mottingham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Mottingham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Mottingham. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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 Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Mottingham but also conveyancing throughout 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

Planning law solicitors in Mottingham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Mottingham with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH

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