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Orpington Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 114 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Orpington
  • 3 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Orpington is 25% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 4 78% freehold and 22% leasehold conveyancing in Orpington for this year to date
  • 5 Average time frame of 17 days for registration of title in Orpington

Examples of recent conveyancing in Orpington since December 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Orpington

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Orpington. I I am struggling to find out whether they are accepted on the Platform Home Loans Ltd approved list of lawyers. Could you assist?

You should e-mail your lawyer and enquire whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you should get in touch with Platform Home Loans Ltd who may be able to help.

I am buying a property and the lawyer has referenced Chancel Repair to which the house could be liable given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. She has recommended insurance. Is this strictly appropriate for conveyancing in Orpington

Unless a prior acquisition of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you can expect conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Orpington to continue to propose a a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Orpington. Now, I need the documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do call 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 Orpington of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Orpington. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Orpington

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Orpington for my house move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone can read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Orpington. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in Orpington - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

After months of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Orpington. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Orpington conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Orpington premises is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 50.57 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Orpington regulated by the SRA

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

  • Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd, Valiant House, 12 Knoll Rise, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0PG
  • Thomas Dunton Solicitors, 217-219 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NZ
  • Pumfrey & Lythaby, 155-159 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LN
  • Beynons, 113 Glentrammon Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 6DQ
  • Pishon Gold Limited, Chislehurst Business Centre, 1 Bromley Lane, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6LH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Orpington regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Orpington practicing in commercial conveyancing in Orpington. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd, Valiant House, 12 Knoll Rise, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0PG
  • Thomas Dunton Solicitors, 217-219 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NZ
  • Pumfrey & Lythaby, 155-159 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LN
  • Preston Mellor Harrison, 30 High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5AS
  • Braund & Fedrick, 13 Market Parade, High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6EP

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Orpington regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

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

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