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  • 1 New Eltham property lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory listing lender approved law practices conducting conveyancing in New Eltham regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in New Eltham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in New Eltham
  • 5 The firms shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Eltham since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Eltham

My New Eltham lawyer has spotted an inconsistency when comparing the assumptions in the valuation report and what is in the title deeds. My solicitor informs me that he needs to ensure that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s approach appropriate?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Nottingham Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in New Eltham?

The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may impact a commercial land in New Eltham?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in New Eltham will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in New Eltham. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in New Eltham.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in New Eltham it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to New Eltham commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in New Eltham.

It has been three months since my purchase conveyancing in New Eltham took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am buying a new build apartment in New Eltham. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in New Eltham

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in New Eltham with the purpose of expediting the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in New Eltham can be reduced where you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and ask them to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ lawyers.
  • The majority of freeholders or managing agents in New Eltham charge for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should discover the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in New Eltham. Some New Eltham leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their solicitors. If you have had any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is essential that these are settled before the property is put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where there is a current dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and discharge any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as over rather than ongoing.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a New Eltham conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a New Eltham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a New Eltham residence is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case was in relation to 1 flat.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in New Eltham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Eltham practicing in commercial conveyancing in New Eltham. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Watts & Leeding, 4 Novar Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 2DN
  • Kirk And Partners, 25-27 Passey Place, Eltham, London, SE9 5DF
  • Cook Taylor Woodhouse Limited, 68/70 High Street, Eltham, London, London, SE9 1BZ
  • Preston Mellor Harrison, 30 High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5AS
  • Woolsey Morris & Kennedy, 100 Station Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7DT

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in New Eltham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

Planning law solicitors in New Eltham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Eltham specialising in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • 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
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH

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

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