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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Shortlands’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Shortlands.

Reasons to use our Shortlands conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Shortlands
  • 2 Shortlands lawyer are the key to a successful Shortlands conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s lawyers have offices in Shortlands - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 Shortlands conveyancers work in partnership with Shortlands estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers advise it just might be necessary to pop into your solicitor to sign legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a house sale without having to add the postman into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shortlands since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shortlands

What is the first thing I need to know about purchase conveyancing in Shortlands?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Shortlands and elsewhere in Kent is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the seller, selling agent and even potentially your lender. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Shortlands an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the transaction whose interest is to protect your best interests and to keep you safe.

Sometimes a third party with a vested interest may try and convince you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your conveyancer is wrong. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do something that is against your solicitors guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

We're in Shortlands, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Barclays , and our lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

I have justdiscovered that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Shortlands for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to check if the premises is in your name, 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 Shortlands conveyancing specialists.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business premises in Shortlands and how can you help?

The 1954 Act provides protection to commercial lessees, granting the a statutory right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Shortlands is one of the numerous areas of the UK in which the firms we work with have offices

Looking forward to exchange soon on a studio apartment in Shortlands. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they report fully within the next couple of days. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Shortlands should include some of the following:

    What the implications are if you are in breach of your lease terms? Ground rent - what is due and when is collected, and also know whether this will change in the future Who has the liability to repair and maintain the main walls and foundations. It is important that you know which party is responsible the repair and maintenance of all parts of the block and communal areas The landlord’s rights to access the property. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. Repair and maintenance of the property
For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Shortlands please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Shortlands.

I am the proprietor of a first flat in Shortlands. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?

Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Shortlands conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Shortlands property is Ravensbourne Lodge 4 Highland Road in February 2013. the Tribunal held that the amount payable for the freehold was £22,268

Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the bank approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?

Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the lender conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the bank solicitor panel.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Shortlands regulated by the SRA

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

  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Wellers Staff Ltd, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Judge And Priestley Llp, Justin House, 6 West Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1JN
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Shortlands regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Shortlands with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Shortlands. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Wellers Staff Ltd, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • J & P Credit Solutions Limited, Justin House, 6 West Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1JN
  • Judge And Priestley Llp, Justin House, 6 West Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1JN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Shortlands regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Shortlands but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB

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

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