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Reasons to use our West Heath conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The West Heath conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in West Heath
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in West Heath is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 West Heath solicitors work in conjunction with West Heath estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 4 West Heath property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to West Heath conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your home move
  • 5 Excellent communication together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. West Heath property deals can be made a lot more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Heath since July 2021*

Transfer

of house property, Westbourne Road, DA7 5LQ completing on 20/08/2021 at a price of £420,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Disposal

of semi-detached residence, Tavistock Road, DA16 1HA completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £499,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced residence, Chessington Avenue, DA7 5NR completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £420,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi-detached property, Alliance Road, SE18 2AY completing on 16/07/2021 at a price of £515,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Heath

Willappointing a West Heath conveyancing practitioner make the ownership transfer smoother?

West Heath is a unique place, where regional experience is a significant benefit. The relaxed pace of life has it’s attractions – but not when it comes to your conveyancing. The conveyancers that we work with providing a wealth of West Heath know how with a positive, can doapproach that helps the conveyancing to progress without delay. It is a distinct advantage where they benefit from long term relationships with mortgage brokers, estate agents, surveyors and other West Heath conveyancing practitioners

I am hoping to complete my purchase in West Heath next Friday. My solicitor now wants me to supply her with evidence of content and building insurance for the property as as she informs me that she is duty bound to validate that it is in order for the lender. What does the insurance need to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for mortgage companies would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 instructions. These requirements are not limited to conveyancing in West Heath.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in West Heath? What am I being asked for?

West Heath conveyancing solicitors as well as nationwide property lawyers accross the UK have a duty under money laundering regulations to verify the ID of any client in order to ensure that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients will need to disclose two forms of certified identification; proof of identity (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and proof of address (typically a Bank Statement less than 3 months old).

Proof of the origin of funds is also necessary under the money laundering regulations as solicitors are duty bound to check that the money you are utilising to buy a property (be it the exchange deposit or the full purchase amount if you are a cash purchaser) has come from legitimate source (such as an inheritance) as opposed to the fruits of illegitimate activity.

I am helping my step-mother sell her house in West Heath. Does the solicitor arrange the energy assessment or it is for me to coordinate?

Following the abolition of Home Packs, energy assessments was maintained a compulsory component of moving property. An EPC needs to be commissioned in advance of the property being placed on the market. It is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers normally arrange. Where you are using a West Heath conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with reputable West Heath energy assessors

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as a 1st time buyer of a garden flat in West Heath. Do I collect the keys to the house on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in West Heath?

On the day of completion you do not need to attend the conveyancers office in West Heath. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the seller's lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be called to receive the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.

I have paid off my mortgage with Clydesdale. I assume I don't need a West Heath lawyer on the Clydesdale panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Clydesdale mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Clydesdale mortgage from the register. Clydesdale, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Clydesdale has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Clydesdale has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Clydesdale mortgage has been paid off.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one near me in West Heath I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in West Heath suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in West Heath. I've discover a site which looks to be the perfect offering If there is a chance to get all this stuff completed via web that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Heath regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Heath practicing in commercial conveyancing in West Heath. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Margaret Olusegun, 3 The View, London, Bexley, SE2 0DX
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Stuart Hurrion & Green, 33 Crook Log, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8EB
  • Gough Clinton & Broom, 104 Bellegrove Road, Welling, Kent, Welling, Kent, DA16 3QD
  • Baynards, 308b Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in West Heath regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in West Heath but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB

Planning law solicitors in West Heath regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Heath specialising in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH

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

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