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Main reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Petts Wood

  • 1 The companies listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Petts Wood
  • 3 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Petts Wood has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Petts Wood estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Petts Wood property lawyer are the key to a successful Petts Wood conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Petts Wood since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Petts Wood

The sellers of the home we are hoping to buy hired a conveyancing firm in Petts Wood who has suggested a lock out agreement with a deposit two thousand pounds. Are such contracts recommended for Petts Wood conveyancing transactions?

This type of preliminary agreement isn't frequently used in Petts Wood, conveyancers will often encourage clients away from them as they detract from the main conveyancing focus and if you end up having your deposit forfeited then the lawyer is left exposed. Secondly, there is no guarantee that just because the proprietor has entered into a lock out agreement they will sell to you. They may be tempted to break the agreement if they receive a big enough financial inducement to do so because a wronged buyer with the benefit of a exclusivitycontract will still be legally obliged to show losses as a consequence of the breach and these may not compare to the extra amount that the owner may obtain by breaching the agreement, no matter how morally shameful the behaviour is.

What does a local search inform me about the house I am purchasing in Petts Wood?

Petts Wood conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Searchflow The local search is essential in every Petts Wood conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic headings.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Petts Wood is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?

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 diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Petts Wood may determine 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 premises.

Am I better off to appoint a Petts Wood conveyancing lawyer based in the vicinity that I am hoping to buy? An old friend can conduct the conveyancing but his firm is located over three hundred miles away.

The primary upside of using a local Petts Wood conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to execute paperwork, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Petts Wood know how is a benefit. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were content that must trump using an unfamiliar Petts Wood conveyancing solicitor just because they are based in the area.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Petts Wood. Conveyancing and Santander mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing practitioner in Petts Wood who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to instruct a Petts Wood conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

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

in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the LVT to judgment on the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Petts Wood residence 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 related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 50.57 years.

I require the services of a bank panel solicitor in Petts Wood. Could you help me?

Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Petts Wood panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to the mortgage company to find out which solicitors in Petts Wood are on their panel . If you do find such a firm in Petts Wood not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Petts Wood regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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
  • Preston Mellor Harrison, 30 High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5AS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Petts Wood regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Petts Wood specialising in commercial conveyancing in Petts Wood. This could 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

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

The firms 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 tree preservation orders
  • 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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