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Sidcup Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Sidcup that are buy to let is 4%
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 84 days for conveyancing in Sidcup
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £12,404
  • 4 71% freehold and 29% leasehold conveyancing in Sidcup for last year
  • 5 June was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Sidcup

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sidcup since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sidcup

Willretaining a Sidcup conveyancing lawyer make my purchase more efficient?

Existing third party relationships is an important consideration when appointing conveyancing lawyers. Sidcup law firms enjoy connections with financial advisers and agents, local authorities, surveyors and other law firms meaning you will move in shortest possible time. Possessing a wealth of intelligence of the local area is an advantage.

In the event thatI was to acquire a simple residential homein Sidcup for cash and dispense with a survey and no local authority searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Sidcup?

Any savings you would achieve will be isolated to the Sidcup conveyancing searches. The solicitor is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, liaising with your vendors lawyer, SDLT submission, register the ownership etc. A slight saving might be made by not having to register a mortgage but it will not be a lot.

Do I select a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Sidcup?

Two types of professional can execute conveyancing in Sidcup namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. The two can provide conveyancing services that you need to complete the disposal or acquisition of property. Both are obliged to carry out Sidcup conveyancing on similar standards and guidelines so you can be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be professionally conducted and that all requirements and procedures will be suitably adhered to.

We previously selected solicitors with offices in Sidcup on the Leeds Building Society solicitor panel. They have just billed me an additional fee for handling the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Leeds Building Society?

Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner may charge a fee for this. This charge is not set by Leeds Building Society but by your Sidcup property lawyer. Numerous firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

We are getting the release of further monies on our home loan from Virgin Money as we want to carry out improvements to our house in Sidcup. Are we obliged to select a high street Sidcup solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Virgin Money would not normally appoint a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Virgin Money list.

My friend advised me that if I am purchasing in Sidcup I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your Sidcup conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Sidcup around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Sidcup Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Sidcup.

About to purchase a new build flat in Sidcup. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Sidcup

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

Do I need to be wary about brokers that I am dealing with are recommending a nationwide conveyancing firm rather than a local Sidcup conveyancing practice?

As with lots of professional services, often referrals from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are numerous players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and banks might all recommend solicitors to retain. Sometimes these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the right to choose your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that most banks operate an approved list of conveyancers you must use for the lender related work in your home move.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Sidcup regulated by the SRA

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

  • Klr Solicitors Limited, 63a High Steet, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6DW
  • Renier Gillies Limited, 25 High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6ED
  • Braund & Fedrick, 13 Market Parade, High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6EP
  • Woolsey Morris & Kennedy, 100 Station Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7DT
  • Pishon Gold Limited, Chislehurst Business Centre, 1 Bromley Lane, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6LH

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Sidcup

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sidcup practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Renier Gillies Limited, 25 High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6ED
  • Braund & Fedrick, 13 Market Parade, High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6EP
  • Woolsey Morris & Kennedy, 100 Station Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7DT
  • Cader Solicitors, Chislehurst Business Centre, 1 Bromley Lane, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6LH
  • Pishon Gold Limited, Chislehurst Business Centre, 1 Bromley Lane, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6LH

Planning law solicitors in Sidcup regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Sidcup practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ

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

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