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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Shortlands conveyancing

Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Shortlands

  • 1 Shortlands solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Shortlands conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your conveyancing
  • 2 Regardless other sites advise it just might be important to attend your lawyer to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Shortlands solicitors are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Shortlands lawyer are the key to a successful Shortlands home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 5 Shortlands conveyancers work in partnership with Shortlands estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shortlands since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shortlands

I am purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Shortlands who is on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Godiva Mortgages Ltd in certain locations such as Shortlands. We dont recommend any particular firm.

How does conveyancing in Shortlands differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Shortlands contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because developers in Shortlands typically buy the site, 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 property lawyers 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 Shortlands 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 two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Shortlands is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Shortlands are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Shortlands 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 Shortlands may decide 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.

How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial offices in Shortlands and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to affords security of tenure to commercial tenants, giving them the a statutory right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing solicitors who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Shortlands

We are 18 days into a residential purchase having been directed to solicitors by the estate agent to perform conveyancing in Shortlands. We are not happy. Can you help me find new lawyers?

They would need to be very poor to suggest changing them. Has your loan offer been issued? In the event that it has you need to inform them of the new contact details and have the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your conveyancer should be on the mortgage company panel to avoid supplemental expenses and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. Our search tool can assist you in finding a lender approved solicitor for your home move in Shortlands

I’m about to sell my 2 bed flat in Shortlands. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have recently received a yearly service charge demand – what should I do?

It best that you discharge the maintenance contribution as normal as all ground rent and maintenance charges should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless 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. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to purchase the freehold in Shortlands. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

in cases where there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the price payable.

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

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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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shortlands specialising in commercial conveyancing in Shortlands. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Shortlands regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware 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

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