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Sidcup Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 72% freehold and 28% leasehold conveyancing in Sidcup for this year to date
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Sidcup that are buy to let is 21%
  • 3 February was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while November was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Sidcup
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Sidcup is 6% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 115 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Sidcup

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sidcup since April 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sidcup

Is there a reason to appoint a Sidcup conveyancing solicitors firm when internet based conveyancers are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Sidcup and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t be focused with looking for the lowest priced Sidcup conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the difference between a seamless and a frustrating move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist solicitor. An e-mail can never replace a telephone call and are no substitute for a one to one consultation. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of hand holding that you will never get with an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will update you as to any developments making sure that you are never in the dark. Should it ever be necessary to phone the office you will be sure who to ask for and they will endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

I bought my house on 5 July and my personal details is yet to be on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Sidcup said it would be recorded in less than a month. Are transfers in Sidcup particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in Sidcup registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary depending on the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry communicate with any other parties. Currently approximately 80% of such applications are fully addressed within 12 days but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Historically registration occurs after the new owner is living at the property therefore an expedited registration is not always primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I am buying a new build house in Sidcup with the aid of help to buy. The sellers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The sale representative told me not disclose to my lawyer about the extras as it could affect my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Sidcup is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Sidcup are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Sidcup you must be sure that your lawyer goes 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 Sidcup 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.

Is it best to use a Sidcup conveyancing practitioner based in the location that I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can handle the conveyancing however his firm is located approximately 350miles drive away.

The benefit of a local Sidcup conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, present your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. Having local Sidcup know how is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and they were happy that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Sidcup conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Sidcup conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Sidcup conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you talk with two or three firms including non Sidcup conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:

    How many lease extensions have they completed in Sidcup in the last 12 months?

Following years of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Sidcup. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

in cases where there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to arrive at the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Sidcup property is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case was in relation to 1 flat.

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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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Sidcup practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sidcup regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Sidcup specialising in commercial conveyancing in Sidcup. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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
  • Strube & Co, 70 St James Way, Sidcup, Kent, London, Kent, DA14 5HF

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

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