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Cheap conveyancing in Thamesmead does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Logical reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Thamesmead

  • 1 Thamesmead conveyancing lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Thamesmead registered with the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Over the years Thamesmead property lawyer have developed excellent connections with Thamesmead local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Thamesmead.
  • 4 The Thamesmead conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Thamesmead
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Thamesmead

Examples of recent conveyancing in Thamesmead since February 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thamesmead

My previous solicitor has sent a quote for £1700 for fixed fee conveyancing in Thamesmead. I’m hoping to sell a newly refurbished property for £275,000. This sounds over the top. Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Thamesmead?

The estimate does seem marginally steep. If you shop around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you mightlive to regret opting for an an untested conveyancer. Remember to enquire the firm can represent your bank. You can utilise our search tool to locate a Thamesmead conveyancing company on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Thamesmead.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Thamesmead is more expensive?

In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Thamesmead and elsewhere usually requires more work compared to freehold transactions. This includes lease investigation, corresponding with the landlord about serving applicable notices, obtaining current service charge and management information, obtaining the landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different leaseholders have owned the lease since it was first granted.

Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a online directory to to identify firms on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Thamesmead?

We would not expect to be advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a register.

My father advised me that in buying a property in Thamesmead there may be a number of restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Thamesmead which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Thamesmead should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Are all Thamesmead Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel?

It is true that some lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

is it true that all Thamesmead solicitor firms on the Aldermore conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Aldermore conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of mortgage companies do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I moved into my apartment on 13 April and the transaction details are still not registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Thamesmead advises it would be dealt with inside ten days. Are properties in Thamesmead uniquely lengthy to register?

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Thamesmead registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. Currently in the region of 80% of such applications are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration takes place after the purchaser has moved in to the property therefore an expedited registration is not usually primary concern but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

How does conveyancing in Thamesmead differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Thamesmead come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because new home sellers in Thamesmead tend to acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Thamesmead or who has acted in the same development.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Thamesmead regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Thamesmead practicing in commercial conveyancing in Thamesmead. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Margaret Olusegun, 3 The View, London, Bexley, SE2 0DX
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Cook Taylor, 3 Thomas Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HR
  • Anaysse-jacobs Solicitors, First Floor Offices, 33-35 Powis Street, London, London, SE18 6HZ
  • Atlantic Solicitors, Suite 209 Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, London, SE18 6PF

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Thamesmead regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Thamesmead but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA

Planning law solicitors in Thamesmead regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Thamesmead practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Abdullah Solicitors, 56 Mansfield Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3BD
  • Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ
  • Kenneth Elliott And Rowe Llp, Enterprise House, 18 Eastern Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3PJ

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

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