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Reasons to use our Mottingham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Mottingham registered with the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 Mottingham conveyancers work in partnership with Mottingham estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress all the way along
  • 3 Regardless other lawyers inform you it just might be necessary to attend your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the mix.
  • 4 Mottingham property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Mottingham conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your home move
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Mottingham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mottingham since October 2021*

Disposal

of house residence, Plymouth Road, BR1 3JD completing on 21/10/2021 at a price of £475,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of semi-detached property, Alexander Close, DA15 8QY completing on 22/10/2021 at a price of £420,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of apartment Avenue Park Road SE27 9BT, sold for £645,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Transfer

of terraced residence, Fawnbrake Avenue, SE24 0BG completing on 22/10/2021 at a price of £1,800,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mottingham

We were about to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Mottingham found by you but have come across alternative quotes via the web appear cheaper – why is this?

There are plenty of conveyancers offering at first sight what seems to be very low prices. You should think twice about how much you respect your own move to you are willing to take 'cheap' risks with regard to the standard of the legal work. Some hide fees well inside the terms and conditions. The law firms that we list for conveyancing in Mottingham neverbehave this way.

Some advice if I may. My Mottingham solicitor is advising me that he has toconduct Mottingham conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Nat Westapproved lawyer panel. These Mottingham searches cost a lot of money can this be avoided?

You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with a mortgage company your property lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your solicitor would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook conditions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Mottingham conveyancing searches.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Mottingham. Now, I need the documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

My uncle has recommend that I instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Mottingham. Should I use them?

No doubt it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to have recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a Mottingham conveyancing firm to help?

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

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Mottingham property 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 as at the valuation date was 23.26 years.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Mottingham what are the most common lease defects?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Mottingham. Most leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain sections are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.

You may have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Yorkshire Building Society, Barnsley Building Society, and Clydesdale all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

I have just appointed agents to market my garden flat in Mottingham.Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon but I have recently received a yearly service charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is clear the invoice as you normally would as all ground rent and service payments will be apportionedas part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until 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. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Mottingham regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Mottingham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Mottingham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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

Residential 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 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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