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Reasons to use our Petts Wood conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 No matter what any other companies inform you it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute legal papers. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal links with Petts Wood selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Petts Wood conveyancing lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 4 The Petts Wood conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Petts Wood
  • 5 Petts Wood conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Petts Wood conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Petts Wood since July 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Petts Wood

Can the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site conduct conveyancing in Petts Wood by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing experts who can conduct one day exchanges. Do e-mail us to obtain a conveyancing quote and details as to dates.

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Petts Wood?

If you are buying a property in Petts Wood your lawyer will request that you put them with monies to cover the search fees. Generally this is requested to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is as part of the purchase price then this will be required immediately in advance of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed should be transferred shortly before completion.

When reading mumsnet.com for a cheap solicitor in Petts Wood, many comment that I should use a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

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 best practice conveyancing procedures through the scheme protocol Membership includes numerous companies who perform conveyancing in Petts Wood.

I have todayfound out that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Petts Wood for a purchase of a freehold house 9 months ago. How can I check that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to check if the property 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 Petts Wood conveyancing specialists.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Petts Wood is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?

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 residence.

I have recently realised that I have Fifty years remaining on my flat in Petts Wood. I now want to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What options are available to me?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to find the landlord. For most situations a specialist should be useful to conduct investigations and to produce a report which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer both on devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Petts Wood.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Petts Wood conveyancing firm to assist?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the LVT to calculate the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal 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 affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 50.57 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Petts Wood

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Petts Wood with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Petts Wood practicing in commercial conveyancing in Petts Wood. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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 Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware 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

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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