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Reasons to use our Petts Wood conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a strong possibility the the conveyancers for the other party are located in Petts Wood - if so sets of conveyancers will be on good working terms
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Petts Wood selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The practices listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 4 Petts Wood property lawyer are the key to a successful Petts Wood home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 5 Personal touch together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Petts Wood home moves can become significantly more complicated as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Petts Wood since July 2021*

Conveyance

of apartment Shepperton Road BR5 1DN, acquired for £298,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi property, Ascot Road, BR5 2JE completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £450,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced residence, Corn Mill Drive, BR6 0TB completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £850,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Amherst Drive, BR5 2HJ completing on 09/08/2021 at a price of £425,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Petts Wood

We went with a high street firm for my conveyancing in Petts Wood recently. Reviewing the terms of engagement I seewe are responsible for fees even if our purchase doesn't happen. Should I ditch them and use a web based solicitor practice offering no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Petts Wood?

It is usually a trade off in that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will generally be more expensive to counteract the conveyances that do not proceed. Please beware that such arrangements tend not to cover expenditure for example Petts Wood conveyancing search charges.

We are buying a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Petts Wood who is on the Leeds Building Society approved panel. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Leeds Building Society . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Petts Wood.

How does conveyancing in Petts Wood differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Petts Wood approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because house builders in Petts Wood tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Petts Wood or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Petts Wood is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Petts Wood are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Petts Wood you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Petts Wood may ascertain 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 property.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business property in Petts Wood and how can you help?

The 1954 Act provides a safeguard to commercial lessees, granting the dueness to apply to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act for protection and assist with commercial conveyancing in Petts Wood

I have just started marketing my garden apartment in Petts Wood. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, but I have recently received a quarterly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the invoice as usual because all rents and maintenance payments should be apportioned on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to purchase the freehold in Petts Wood. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Petts Wood conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Petts Wood property 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 50.57 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Petts Wood regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Petts Wood practicing in commercial conveyancing in Petts Wood. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Petts Wood regulated by the CLC

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

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

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Petts Wood practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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

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

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