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Reasons to use our New Eltham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s lawyers are located in New Eltham - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be familiar
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that New Eltham solicitor have established excellent links with New Eltham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in New Eltham.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in New Eltham
  • 5 New Eltham conveyancing lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Eltham since June 2022*

Transfer

of terraced property, Ellison Road, DA15 8BN completing on 27/06/2022 at a price of £485,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of terraced property, Green Lane, SE9 3TG completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £895,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi residence, Parkhill Road, DA15 7NJ completing on 29/06/2022 at a price of £1,075,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Sale

of flat Greenacres SE9 5BE, at buying amount of £375,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Eltham

Why would I use a New Eltham conveyancing firm when national conveyancers are less expensive?

By all means make sure that you shop around for conveyancing costs in New Eltham and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t expend your energy looking for the lowest priced New Eltham conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a distressing move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted conveyancer. An e-mail can never replace a phone call and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of hand holding that you rarely receive from an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will keep you updated on headway making sure that you are regularly updated. If you ever need to contact the firm you will be sure who to ask for and we'll ensure you are in the know.

I need some fast conveyancing in New Eltham as I am faced with an ultimatum to exchange contracts within 3 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are are a mortgage free purchaser you have the choice not to do searches although no lawyer would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in New Eltham the following are examples of issues that can show up and therefore affect future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

I'm purchasing my first flat in New Eltham with a mortgage from Skipton Building Society. The developers would not budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative told me not to tell my solicitor about this side-deal as it could impact my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in New Eltham prior to retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor has said that some lenders will not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in New Eltham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

My step-father has encouraged me to use his lawyers for conveyancing in New Eltham. Should I find my own property lawyer?

There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to find a conveyancing practitioner is to get referrals from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the conveyancer that you are considering.

Back In 2006, I bought a leasehold house in New Eltham. Conveyancing and Alliance & Leicester mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing practitioner in New Eltham who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a New Eltham conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

After months of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in New Eltham. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

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

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal 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 related to 1 flat.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in New Eltham regulated by the SRA

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

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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in New Eltham regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in New Eltham but also conveyancing throughout 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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Eltham with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • 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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