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Top reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Swanley

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal connections with Swanley estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Swanley is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 No matter what any alternative on-line conveyancers say it could be necessary to visit your conveyancer to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without needing to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 5 Swanley property lawyers work in partnership with Swanley estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Swanley since August 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swanley

What is the best method for choosing a cost effective conveyancing in Swanley?

First ask relatives who they would recommend.

Second, use a comparison service on the internet for conveyancing in Swanley. Telephone two or three listed and request that they email you their conveyancing costs illustrations and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee your conveyancing ahead ofcommitting.

Third is to make use of our search tool to assist you in finding the right solicitors taking into account your individual factors including location,timings, complexity and who your intended lender is. Don't take the bait of £99 conveyancing in Swanley

I am under pressure from the seller of a property in Swanley to sign contracts within four weeks. What can I do to speed up matters?

Where the seller is applying time constraints for your conveyancing it is advisable to make sure that your solicitor is familiar with the area as they will make use of local contacts and insight. It is even conceivable that they may have transacted otherproperties in the same neighbourhood. Therefore consider using a Swanley conveyancing firm. Second, check that the lawyer is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is estimated that 18% of Swanley conveyancing deals are delayed or derailed after discovering a purchaser’s lawyer was not on their mortgage lender’s list of approved solicitors. In many cases this discovery resulted in the legal process being frustrated by almost 21 days. It is believed that this issue impacts in the region of 100,000 home sales annually. Almost all Swanley conveyancing firms can not act for certain lenders so do check as early as possible.

It is 10 years ago since I acquired my house in Swanley. Conveyancing solicitors have just been instructed on the sale but I am unable to locate the title documents. Is this a major issue?

You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be kept by the lender or they could still be with the solicitor who handled the purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining current official copies of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Swanley involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it is more tricky but is not insurmountable.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Swanley. I need to find out if they are accepted on the Alliance & Leicester conveyancing panel. Could you help?

The first thing you should do is phone your solicitor and ask them whether they can act for the lender. Alternatively please call Alliance & Leicester who may be able to assist.

I have been told by my conveyancer that missing deeds insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Swanley conveyancing?

The right level of missing deeds indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Accord Mortgages Ltd and Virgin Money. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

I am purchasing a property in Swanley. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Leeds Building Society be concerned?

As your lender is Leeds Building Society your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions outlined in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Leeds Building Society. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Leeds Building Society where a lease fails to meet these specifications. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not isolated to Swanley.

Nottingham have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a house in Swanley has been accepted, now what?

The property agent will wish to be informed of your lawyer's details (make sure the conveyancers are on the bank’s approved list). Contact Nottingham or the financial adviser and finalise any outstanding forms. Nottingham will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or vendor to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a fortnight to get a mortgage offer. Nottingham will issue the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Swanley.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Swanley I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Swanley in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a home loan that many years may be problematic. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

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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 Licensed Conveyancers in Swanley regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

Planning law solicitors in Swanley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Swanley with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX

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

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