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Reasons to use our Plumstead conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Plumstead conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Plumstead conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Plumstead
  • 3 Personal touch together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Plumstead conveyancing can be made significantly more stressful due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 Plumstead conveyancers work in conjunction with Plumstead estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Plumstead have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Plumstead and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Plumstead since October 2021*

Disposal

of terraced residence, Alexander Close, DA15 8QY completing on 22/10/2021 at a price of £420,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of terraced property, Scrattons Terrace, IG11 0UB completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £218,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Crooms Hill Grove, SE10 8HB completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £1,425,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Acquisition

of apartment Rossland Close DA6 7PP, sold for £266,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Plumstead

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Plumstead is not identified on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of his conveyancing?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters 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. Where you are concerned you should contact the Plumstead conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

My partner and I are acquiring a brand new flat in Plumstead and my lawyer is telling me that she has to the bank to disclose incentives from the builder. I am on a tight deadline to exchange contracts and I don't want to prolong matters. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your solicitor. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Plumstead. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Now that you are to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you must retain a conveyancing practitioner as a matter of urgency as you now have a fast approaching a fixed date to complete the purchase. Every auction property will have an associated auction set of papers. This should include most,if not all of the paperwork that your conveyancer requires. If you have purchased leasehold premises the conveyancing papers should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You must pass this on to the lawyer instructed by you as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete on the on the contractual date .

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as FTB of a garden flat in Plumstead. Do I collect the keys to the property on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Plumstead?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be called to pick up the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

We had chosen conveyancers based in Plumstead on the Virgin Money solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional fee for dealing with the Virgin Money mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Virgin Money?

Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your property lawyer may levy a fee for this. This charge is not set by Virgin Money but by your Plumstead property lawyer. Some firms on the Virgin Money panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my house are lost. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Plumstead 5 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?

Nowadays there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should be aware exactly where to find all the appropriate documentation so you can purchase or dispose of your house without any difficulty. Where duplicates are not available, your lawyer can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your premises.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one near me in Plumstead I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Plumstead suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage that many years will be problematic. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

I have been recommended by numerous selling agents in Plumstead to find a conveyancer using your seach tool. What’s the financial upside for Estate Agents to offer your site ahead of another?

We don’t give any commission for sending work our way. We thought it would be too underhand a fee because members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Plumstead regulated by the SRA

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

  • Rees Myers Solicitors, Gunnery House, 9 - 11 Gunnery Terrace, Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SW
  • A&c Solicitors, 2nd Floor, 7-9 Woolwich New Road, London, SE18 6EX
  • Cook Taylor, 3 Thomas Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HR
  • H E Thomas & Co, 16 Beresford Square, London, SE18 6AY
  • Anaysse-jacobs Solicitors, First Floor Offices, 33-35 Powis Street, London, London, SE18 6HZ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Plumstead regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Plumstead specialising in commercial conveyancing in Plumstead. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Cook Taylor, 3 Thomas Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HR
  • Anaysse-jacobs Solicitors, First Floor Offices, 33-35 Powis Street, London, London, SE18 6HZ
  • Atlantic Solicitors, Suite 209 Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, London, SE18 6PF
  • James Solicitors, Ground Floor, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF
  • Whitehorse Solicitors, Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Plumstead regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Plumstead but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

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

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