Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Swanley

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There is a good reason why you won’t find people saying “if only I would have chosen a cheap factory-type firm”! Go local - instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Swanley

Logical reasons to use our service to help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Swanley

  • 1 Regardless alternative companies inform you it could be important to visit your solicitor to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 2 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Swanley will be carried out by a conveyancer on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 3 The Swanley conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Swanley
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s lawyers are based in Swanley - if so both parties are likely to be on good working terms
  • 5 Swanley property lawyer are the key to a successful Swanley conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Swanley since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swanley

We see that you have a post code search directory identifying law firms on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Swanley?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Barclays conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Swanley.

We are buying a apartment in Swanley. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we will need to send our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I am purchasing a property in Swanley. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. RBS have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with RBS your lawyer must check the conveyancing instructions set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for RBS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to RBS where a lease does not comply with these conditions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Swanley.

At last I have had an offer on a flat in Swanley agreed to, but there is a chain. The owners have placed an offer on somewhere, but it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other apartments in the pipeline. I have selected a high street conveyancing solicitor in Swanley. What do I do now? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Lloyds?

It is normal to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses too early (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Swanley conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you should check that your solicitor is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Concerning the next stages this very much depends on the specifics of your case, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market some home buyers would apply for a home loan with Lloyds and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their solicitor to move forward with searches.

I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Swanley. Now, I need my documents but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Swanley of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am purchasing a new build house in Swanley with a loan from Bank of Ireland. The builders would not reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The sale representative suggested that I not inform my conveyancer about this extras as it would jeopardize my loan with Bank of Ireland. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

Should I be suspicious by brokers that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use an internet conveyancing firm rather than a local Swanley conveyancing firm?

As is the case with lots of service providers, often referrals from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are many parties with a vested interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders may suggest solicitors to use. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there may be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You have the discretion to appoint your own lawyer. Don't forget that the majority of lenders operate an approved list of lawyers you must use for the lender aspect of your transaction.

I have just placed an offer on a leasehold flat in Swanley and the broker that we are using recommended his conveyancing practitioner. They quoted £900 excluding VAT and 3rd party costs. Does this sound expensive?

You should not rely on one quote. One should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Swanley. Then choose one that you are comfortable with and crucially, is on the approved list of the lender that you have applied for a mortgage from.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Swanley regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bishop Akers & Co, Haven House, 193 Swanley Lane, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7LA
  • Strube & Co, 70 St James Way, Sidcup, Kent, London, Kent, DA14 5HF
  • Medlicott & Benson, 5 Curates Walk, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7BJ
  • Graham Dawson & Co, Westminster House, 80d Bexley High Street, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1LE
  • Pumfrey & Lythaby, 155-159 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Swanley

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Swanley with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Medlicott & Benson, 5 Curates Walk, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7BJ
  • Graham Dawson & Co, Westminster House, 80d Bexley High Street, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1LE
  • Pumfrey & Lythaby, 155-159 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LN
  • Neves Scott, 8a Hythe Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2AG
  • Thomas Dunton Solicitors, 217-219 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NZ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Swanley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Swanley specialising in commercial conveyancing in Swanley. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Bishop Akers & Co, Haven House, 193 Swanley Lane, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7LA
  • Strube & Co, 70 St James Way, Sidcup, Kent, London, Kent, DA14 5HF
  • Medlicott & Benson, 5 Curates Walk, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7BJ
  • Graham Dawson & Co, Westminster House, 80d Bexley High Street, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1LE
  • Pumfrey & Lythaby, 155-159 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LN

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