Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Petts Wood

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Reasons to use our Petts Wood conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Regardless other companies inform you it just might be important to attend your conveyancer to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 2 Petts Wood property lawyers work in partnership with Petts Wood estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 The Petts Wood conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Petts Wood
  • 4 The organisations identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 5 Petts Wood solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Petts Wood conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Petts Wood since October 2021*

Sale

of house residence, Willett Way, BR5 1QE completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £1,000,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of terraced property, Eccleston Close, BR6 8BD completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £510,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of terraced property, Drayton Avenue, BR6 8JN completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £850,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of terraced residence, Plymouth Road, BR1 3JD completing on 21/10/2021 at a price of £475,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Petts Wood

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Petts Wood is not on my bank's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of her work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Petts Wood conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.

What happens if my solicitor is expelled from the Barclays Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Petts Wood?

First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

We are due to move property in April. Will my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Petts Wood. Conveyancing lawyer was organised prior to coming across this website.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to collect the keys from your selling agent but this should only occur when the previous owners lawyers advise the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be released. After that you can inform the removal men that they can start moving you in. We do not recommend a particular removal organisation but can help you find a conveyancing in Petts Wood or a legal practice that specialises in conveyancing in Petts Wood.

is it true that all Petts Wood solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Nottingham approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the firms would be overseen by the CLC.

We had selected solicitors locally in Petts Wood on the Virgin Money solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a supplemental sum for dealing with the Virgin Money mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Virgin Money?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your lawyer may levy a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Virgin Money but by your Petts Wood lawyer. Numerous firms on the Virgin Money panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many practices include it on their overall fee.

I need some fast conveyancing in Petts Wood as I am under an ultimatum to complete inside one month. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a cash buyer you have the choice not to do searches although no lawyer would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Petts Wood the following are instances of issues that can show up and therefore affect the marketability of the property: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Charges, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I own a semi-detached Edwardian property in Petts Wood. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Barclays Direct. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. Is it worth asking Barclays Direct to clarify?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Petts Wood and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.

Much to my surprise my solicitor in Petts Wood has informed me that he requires ID documents asserting that this forms part of his requirements as a conveyancer on the bank Conveyancing panel. This is news to me - can I refuse?

Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the bank. This is not unique to conveyancing in Petts Wood

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Petts Wood

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Petts Wood with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Petts Wood regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Petts Wood practicing in commercial conveyancing in Petts Wood. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd, Valiant House, 12 Knoll Rise, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0PG
  • Pumfrey & Lythaby, 155-159 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LN
  • Thomas Dunton Solicitors, 217-219 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NZ
  • Preston Mellor Harrison, 30 High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5AS
  • Tinklin Springall, Devonshire House, Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1TF

Planning law solicitors in Petts Wood regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Petts Wood specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Petts Wood
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ

Neighboring Locations

Elmstead
Chislehurst
Petts Wood
Locksbottom
Green Street Green
Orpington

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