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  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in New Eltham
  • 2 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. New Eltham home moves can become a lot more complicated as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in New Eltham since July 2021*

Conveyance

of flat Ellis Close SE9 3AH, at a price of £320,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of terraced property, Spekehill, SE9 3BW completing on 10/08/2021 at a price of £460,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of house property, Fairoak Drive, SE9 2QG completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £850,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Sale

of apartment Invicta Close BR7 6SJ, at the agreed price of £239,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Eltham

Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in New Eltham?

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in New Eltham and Solicitor firms in New Eltham to choose from It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. The two can handle associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

It is not clear whether my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local New Eltham bank branch on various occasions and was told it does not affect the mortgage offer and they would lend. My New Eltham conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- called and was told they would not lend in accordance with their specific requirements. Who do I believe?

As long as the lawyer is on the mortgage company approved list, she or he must adhere to the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook conditions for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I have finally had an offer on an apartment in New Eltham agreed to, but there is a chain. The sellers have put an offer on somewhere, but it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other flats booked. I have chosen a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in New Eltham. What should be my next step? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Bank of Ireland?

It is understandable to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (mortgage application is approx £1k, then valuation, New Eltham conveyancing search costs, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your solicitor is on the Bank of Ireland approved list. As to the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the specifics of your transaction, desire for this property and on the state of the market. During a hot market the majority of home buyers would apply for the mortgage with Bank of Ireland and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their lawyer to proceed with the conveyancing in New Eltham.

I'm buying my first flat in New Eltham benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent suggested that I not reveal to my solicitor about the extras as it could adversely affect my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.

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.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. New Eltham is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in New Eltham are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside New Eltham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in New Eltham may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I am downsizing from my home. My past lawyers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in New Eltham if that makes things easier.

You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in New Eltham. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

I am four weeks into a residential purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the high street agent to carry out the conveyancing in New Eltham. I am am extremely dissatisfied with the quality of service. Can you you assist me in finding new lawyers?

They would need to be very poor to suggest changing them. Has the mortgage offer been issued? If so you will need to advise them of the new contact details and get the loan are re-sent. Your conveyancer should be on the lenders panel to avoid added costs and complications. That should be your starting point. Our search tool can assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in New Eltham

My wife and I today found out that one of the partners of the law firm acting on the purchase conveyancing in New Eltham is an uncle of the owners that we are buying from. Is this acceptable?

Provided there is no conflict of interest this is allowable. If you are requiring a mortgage then the bank may have a say as many banks have specific instructions on this. For example for RBS - Virgin One as of 15/10/2021, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

No, your firm may not act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower. However, your firm may act if a separate fee earner or separate partner within the firm acts for us.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in New Eltham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in New Eltham specialising in commercial conveyancing in New Eltham. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial 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

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

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Eltham specialising in planning law. This could 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

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