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Reasons to use our West Wickham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 No matter what any other sites tell you it may be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign legal papers. There are various parties with involved in a homemove without needing to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 2 West Wickham conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to West Wickham conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 3 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in West Wickham are familiar with the local issues peculiar to West Wickham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in West Wickham
  • 5 West Wickham solicitors work in conjunction with West Wickham estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Wickham since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Wickham

The West Wickham conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in West Wickham have without warning shut down. They were on acting for me because I needed a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel and my preferred West Wickham lawyer was not. I paid them money in advance. What do I do now?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.

I require quick conveyancing in West Wickham as I am faced with a deadline to complete inside 4 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are are a cash buyer you are at free not to have searches carried out although no law firm would recommend that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in West Wickham the following are instances of issues that can be revealed and therefore affect future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in West Wickham?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in West Wickham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am buying a new build apartment in West Wickham. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in West Wickham

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

We're FTB’s - agreed a price, but the property agent informed us that the vendor will only go ahead if we use the agent's chosen conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family solicitor used to conveyancing in West Wickham

We suspect that the seller is unaware of this requirement. If they want ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Contact the vendors directly and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to use your own,trusted West Wickham conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing targets demanded by senior management.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in West Wickham. Before I get started I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and most are in West Wickham - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I inherited a ground-floor 1950’s flat in West Wickham. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount payable for the purchase of the freehold?

if there is a absentee freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to determine the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a West Wickham flat is 26 Manor Road in July 2010. the Tribunal decided that price to be paid for the freehold was £12,420 This case related to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 76.75 and 88.83.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in West Wickham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • A Ransley Limited, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN
  • Pritchard Joyce & Hinds, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Wickham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Wickham specialising in commercial conveyancing in West Wickham. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Pritchard Joyce & Hinds, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN
  • A Ransley Limited, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in West Wickham regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in West Wickham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB

Neighboring Locations

Eden Park
Shirley
West Wickham
Coney Hall
Addington

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

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