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Main reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Penge

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Penge
  • 2 Our site is the first site that enables you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Penge will be carried out by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 3 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Penge have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Penge and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Penge property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Penge conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 5 Penge property lawyers work in partnership with Penge estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you require

Examples of recent conveyancing in Penge since October 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Penge

My son is purchasing a house that has just been built in Penge with a home loan from Kent Reliance. His solicitor has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Having invested time reading consumer advice sites for a conveyancing lawyer in Penge, most comment that I must instruct a CQS assured lawyer. What is CQS?

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * adherence to prudent and efficient conveyancing procedures via the scheme protocol It includes many companies who execute conveyancing in Penge.

My wife and I have organised the release of further monies on our home loan from Principality as we want to conduct renovations to our property in Penge. Are we obliged to appoint a nearby Penge solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Principality don't usually instruct firms on their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality list.

I'm at the point of viewing houses in Penge and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it best to have my conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with Virgin Money.

It would be sensible to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the EA. As you are taking out a mortgage with Virgin Money, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

It is not clear whether my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have telephoned my Penge building society branch on numerous occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My Penge conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called to say that they would not lend based on their published requirements. Who do I believe?

The conveyancing practitioner must follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 conditions for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company 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 mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

My wife and I purchased a semi-detached Edwardian property in Penge. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Coventry Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Penge and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Penge in advance of instructing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders tend not issue a loan on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Penge. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Penge especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Penge.

Should I be suspicious about 3rd parties that I am dealing with are suggesting an internet conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Penge conveyancing practice?

As is the case with many service providers, often referrals from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are lots of parties with a vested interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all put forward conveyancers to instruct. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You have the discretion to appoint your preferred lawyer. Don't forget that most mortgage providers specify a panel list of lawyers you have to use for the lender related work in your house move.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Penge regulated by the SRA

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

  • Charles Clarke & Co, 77 High Street, London, SE20 7HW
  • Bennett Welch & Co, Bank Chambers, Westow Hill, London, SE19 1TY
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU
  • Amphlett Lissimore Bagshaws Llp, Greystoke House, 80-86 Westow Street, London, London, SE19 3AF
  • Rose Samuel Odele & Partners, 252 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, SE26 4NL

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Penge regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Penge but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG

Planning law solicitors in Penge regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Penge specialising in planning law. This should include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • 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 Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU

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

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