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5 reasons to let us assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Otford

  • 1 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law practices carrying out conveyancing in Otford regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Otford lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Otford conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 3 The Otford conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Otford
  • 4 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Otford are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Otford and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 5 The companies shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Otford since March 2022*

Sale

of detached residence property, Hillcrest Road, BR6 9AJ completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £720,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Cloonmore Avenue, BR6 9LF completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £602,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Disposal

of terraced premises, Croft Road, TN16 1RY completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £640,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Otford

My mortgage broker has requested my Otford solicitor’s panel reference for the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have called my local Otford office but they cant find it on their system.

Have you tried contacting your Otford conveyancing practitioner about this?. Most Otford law firms will retain a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each bank.

As someone with no idea as to conveyancing in Otford what is your top tip you can give me concerning the legal transfer of property in Otford

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Otford or throughout Kent is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of room for conflict between you and other parties involved in the home moving process. For example, the seller, property agent and even potentially a lender. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Otford is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the legal process whose interest is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.

On occasion a potential adversary will attempt to persuade you that you should follow their advice. For example, the selling agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your lawyer is wrong. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do take action that is contrary to your conveyancers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Otford. My lender is Chelsea Building Society

Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 19/6/2022, the requirements read as follows :

I am assisting my niece sell her flat in Otford. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange the EPC or it is for the seller to coordinate?

Following the abolition of HIPs, energy performance certificates became a compulsory element of moving house. An energy assessment needs to be to hand in advance of the property being marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms normally arrange. If you are instructing a Otford conveyancing practitioner they might be willing to arrange EPC’s given their relationships with long established Otford providers

I am planning to move house in August. Will my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you suggest a removal company in Otford. Conveyancing firm was organised before I stumbled across your site.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to pick up the keys from your selling agent but this can only occur once the vendors conveyancers inform the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be handed over. After that you should advise the removal company that they can start moving you in. We are not in a position to suggest a particular removal organisation but can help you choose a conveyancing in Otford or a legal practice that specialises in conveyancing in Otford.

I'm in the throws of looking at houses in Otford and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I am planning to take a mortgage with Yorkshire BS.

You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the EA. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.

As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a residence in Monmouth but live in Otford. My conveyancer (who is 260 miles from meneeds me to sign a stat dec before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Otford to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Otford based

Why do I have to send my conveyancing practitioner with numerous items of identification before they can proceed with my conveyancing in Otford?

Otford conveyancing practitioners are duty bound by the Law Society, Solicitors Regulation Authority, HMLR and current AML legislation to record that the have verified the identity of their clients. It is also sometimes a condition of your mortgage offer. Furthermore they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to SDLT and need to have information such as your full names, national insurance number and DOB.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Otford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Dmb Law, The Old Bat and Ball, St. Johns Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3PF
  • Baker Macdonald, 3 The Square, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2AA
  • Knocker & Foskett, The Red House, 50 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1JL
  • D F Brazel Limited, C/o Knocker & Foskett, The Red House, 50 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1JL
  • F.g.b. Williams Limited, C/o Knocker & Foskett, The Red House, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1JL

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Otford regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Otford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT

Planning law solicitors in Otford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Otford practicing in planning law. This should include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Sharratts (london) Llp, 1 The Old Yard, Rectory Lane, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1JP

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

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