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Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in New Eltham

  • 1 The practices shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 Regardless other solicitors inform you it may be important to pop into your conveyancer to sign contracts. There are various parties with involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with New Eltham selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 New Eltham solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Eltham since October 2021*

Sale

of house premises, Alexander Close, DA15 8QY completing on 22/10/2021 at a price of £420,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi-detached property, Horn Park Lane, SE12 8UX completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £980,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Disposal

of semi premises, Plymouth Road, BR1 3JD completing on 21/10/2021 at a price of £475,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced residence, Annesley Road, SE3 0JX completing on 12/10/2021 at a price of £1,825,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Eltham

Me and my fiance are planning to purchase a 3 bedroom apartment in New Eltham with a mortgage. We would like to retain our New Eltham solicitor, but the mortgage company says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little option but to appoint one of the lender panel conveyancing practices or retain our New Eltham conveyancing practitioner as well as pay for one of their panel lawyers to act for them. We feel that this is unjust; can we not insist that the lender use our New Eltham lawyer ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your New Eltham conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Can your site be used to find a Conveyancing solicitor in New Eltham even where I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for instance if I want to acquire a shop in New Eltham with a mortgage from HSBC Bank?

The service is primarily utilised to help choose domestic conveyancing solicitors in New Eltham but we have set out at the bottom of this page a selection of New Eltham commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the firm directly to see if they are also authorised to represent HSBC Bank

I have todaybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in New Eltham for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I establish that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to see if the property is registered to you, you can carry out 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 New Eltham conveyancing specialists.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in New Eltham prior to retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will refuse to grant a mortgage on this type of house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can check via 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 can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in New Eltham to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

I am using a search engine for the term conveyancing in New Eltham it shows results of many solicitorslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancing solicitor for purchase transaction?

The ideal way of seeking the right conveyancer is via personal referral, so seek the guidance of colleagues and those you trust who have bought a property in New Eltham or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in New Eltham differ, so it's advisable to request a minimum of four estimates from different conveyancers. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in New Eltham from the point of view of speeding up the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in New Eltham can be avoided where you instruct lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the buyers’ lawyers.
  • You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to verify this by asking your solicitors. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the remaining number of years is less than 80 years. In the circumstances it is important at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. If there is a history of conflict with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved before the property is put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be concerned about purchasing a flat where there is an ongoing 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 prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as over rather than ongoing. If you are supposed to have a share in the freehold, you should ensure that you have the original share certificate. Arranging a replacement share certificate can be a time consuming formality and delays many a New Eltham home move. Where a reissued share is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (where applicable) for this at the earliest opportunity.

I inherited a second floor flat in New Eltham. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?

Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension decision 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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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in New Eltham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Eltham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

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

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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in New Eltham with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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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