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

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Swanley property lawyer have established valuable connections with Swanley local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Swanley.
  • 2 Swanley conveyancers work in conjunction with Swanley estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s solicitors are located in Swanley - if so sets of solicitors will be on good working terms
  • 4 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Swanley has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 5 Using a a family Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Swanley since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swanley

Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Swanley even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for instance where I intend to buy an office in Swanley with a loan from HSBC Bank?

Our search tool is predominantly there to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Swanley but we have listed towards the bottom of this page some Swanley commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the company directly to see if they can also act for HSBC Bank

My Solicitor in Swanley is not listed on the Leeds Building Society Approved Panel. Can I still use my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the Leeds Building Society panel?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Swanley lawyers but Leeds Building Society will need to instruct a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional total conveyancing charges as well as cause delays.
  2. Choose an alternative lawyer to act in the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are Leeds Building Society approved.
  3. Try to convince your Leeds Building Society solicitor to seek to join the Leeds Building Society panel

We are buying a flat in Swanley. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On the day of competition we have to put our life savings into their account. What protection do 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 buying a victorian detached house in Swanley. We would like to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will the conveyancing process include checks to ascertain if these works are allowed?

Your property lawyer will review the registered title as conveyancing in Swanley can on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit categories of works or need the consent of another owner. Many extensions need local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be sensible to check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

I have instructed a Swanley solicitor having made sure that they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Clydesdale will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Clydesdale 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. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Swanley postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Swanley.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Swanley is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Swanley are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Swanley 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 Swanley 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 premises.

Is it possible to change firm as I need to find a firm on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Swanley round the corner but she is not approved by Barnsley Building Society

It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Swanley on the Barnsley Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Swanley. In making use of search facility on this page, you can contrast charges for conveyancing solicitors in Swanley and throughout England and Wales.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the disposal of our £475,000 garden flat in Swanley in just under a week. The managing agents has quoted £372 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Swanley?

Swanley conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes often requires the buyer’s lawyer submitting questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so. They are at liberty to invoice a reasonable administration fee for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is in excess of £800. The management information fee required by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has no choice but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to sell the property.

Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in trying to purchase the freehold in Swanley. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Swanley conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Swanley residence is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case affected 13 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 76 years.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Swanley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Swanley practicing in commercial conveyancing in Swanley. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

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

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