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Orpington Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 86% freehold and 14% leasehold conveyancing in Orpington for this year to date
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 56 days for conveyancing in Orpington
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £16,343
  • 4 119 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Orpington
  • 5 Average time frame of 27 days for registration of title in Orpington

Examples of recent conveyancing in Orpington since August 2021*

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Rosecroft Close, BR5 4DX completing on 18/08/2021 at a price of £440,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi premises, Sunningvale Avenue, TN16 3BU completing on 19/08/2021 at a price of £422,650. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Sale

of semi premises, Shoreham Road, TN14 5RP completing on 18/08/2021 at a price of £1,875,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Orpington

My previous solicitor has quoted £1200 for leasehold conveyancing in Orpington. I am looking to sell a Edwardian detached home for £225,000. Is this over the top? Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Orpington?

The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. Where you are willing to invest time scrutinising costs you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £125. That being said, you couldcome to regret opting for an an untested conveyancer. Remember to enquire the firm can also act for your bank. Do use our search tool to choose a Orpington conveyancing company on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Orpington.

IfI were to acquire a straightforward homein Orpington mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Orpington?

The only saving you would make on is the Orpington conveyancing searches. A conveyancer is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, correspond with your sellers conveyancing practitioner, SDLT submission, register the title etc. A marginal saving might be made by not needing to register a mortgage however it will not be significant.

Completed the sale of my flat in Orpington last November yet the purchaser is texting me to say her solicitor is waiting to hear from myconveyancer. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?

Post completion of your sale your lawyer is duty bound to deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Where appropriate, your conveyancer should also confirm that the home loan has been redeemed to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps just for conveyancing in Orpington.

I have todaydiscovered that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Orpington for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to check if the premises 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 Orpington conveyancing specialists.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Orpington is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Orpington are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Orpington you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Orpington may determine 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 premises.

My conveyancers in Orpington have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with the mortgage company. Is it case that being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?

It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the lender Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the bank directly.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Orpington

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Orpington specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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
  • Cader Solicitors, Chislehurst Business Centre, 1 Bromley Lane, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6LH
  • Pishon Gold Limited, Chislehurst Business Centre, 1 Bromley Lane, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6LH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Orpington regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Orpington with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Orpington. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Orpington regulated by the CLC

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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