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Sidcup Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 66% freehold and 34% leasehold conveyancing in Sidcup for this year to date
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 Average time from start to completion was 95 days for conveyancing in Sidcup
  • 4 September was the busiest month and October was the next busiest month while June was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Sidcup
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £8,811

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sidcup since February 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sidcup

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Sidcup is not identified on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of his work?

It would be unwise 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) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Sidcup conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

Do the conveyancing practitioners that are recommend execute auction conveyancing in Sidcup?

We know of a few auction solicitors we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Sidcup is one of our areas of in which our lawyers cover.

My wife and I purchasing a victorian detached house in Sidcup. We would like to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve enquiries to determine if these alterations are allowed?

Your solicitor should review the deeds as conveyancing in Sidcup can on occasion identify restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of alterations or require the consent of another owner. Many extensions need local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Sidcup. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £225. A few days later, the conveyancing practitioner contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nationwide panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Having read lots of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Sidcup solicitor - who is on the UBS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

UBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually UBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Sidcup surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one near me in Sidcup I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Sidcup suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

What makes your site different to alternative online quote calculators for conveyancing in Sidcup?

At this site receive a fixed fee quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the nuances of your conveyancing in Sidcup. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we do not operate kick-back deals with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors that pays the highest kickback, not the best value conveyancing in Sidcup

Is it best to choose a Sidcup conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can execute the legal work however they are based 400miles away.

The benefit of a local Sidcup conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to execute documents, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Sidcup know how is a bonus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and they were impressed that must surpass using an unfamiliar Sidcup conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Sidcup

The list below is 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 Service charge disputes

  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Sidcup regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Sidcup but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT

Planning law solicitors in Sidcup regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sidcup practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • 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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