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Reasons to use our West Wickham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in West Wickham
  • 2 No matter what any alternative on-line conveyancers inform you it could be important to pop into your solicitor to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in West Wickham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 West Wickham property lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 Excellent communication together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. West Wickham home moves can become a lot more protracted due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Wickham since May 2019*

Transfer

of house property, Ravenswood Avenue, BR4 0PW completing on 23/05/2019 at a price of £618,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Disposal

of house property, The Glade, CR0 7UQ completing on 24/05/2019 at a price of £385,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of terraced premises, Fernhurst Road, CR0 7DG completing on 24/05/2019 at a price of £452,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Acquisition

of apartment The Knoll BR3 5UD, purchased for £400,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Wickham

What is the best way to discover of the solicitor conducting my conveyancing in West Wickham is on the bank’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Yorkshire Building Society thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in further conveyancing costs.

Please do take advantage of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this site. Pick the lender and type ‘West Wickham’ or your preferred area and you will see a number of lawyer based in West Wickham or near you.

Do I select a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in West Wickham?

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in West Wickham and Solicitor practices in West Wickham to choose from It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. They may both also handle associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in West Wickham. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

Intending to buy a maisonette in West Wickham. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the West Wickham conveyancer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.

What will a local search tell me concerning the house we're buying in West Wickham?

West Wickham conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Searches UK The local search plays a central part in many a West Wickham conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic headings.

My business partner and I are intending to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering competitive costs for non-domestic conveyancing in West Wickham for below £2000?

We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in West Wickham, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are looking to purchase or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will put you in touch with the right lawyer. As for the charges this will depend on the structure and complexity of the deal. Please provide us with your details or phone us so that we may provide you with a fixed commercial conveyancing quote.

We're new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent has warned us that the owners will only move forward if we instruct their preferred lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor used to conveyancing in West Wickham

It is unlikely the sellers are driving this. Should the vendor want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated purchaser is counter productive. Speak to the vendors direct and make the point that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to instruct your preferred West Wickham conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or hit his conveyancing targets set by head office.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 72 years left on my flat in West Wickham. I am keen to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What options are available to me?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to locate the lessor. In some cases an enquiry agent may be useful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document to be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer in relation to proving the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering West Wickham.

Having spent months of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in West Wickham. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a West Wickham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a West Wickham property is 26 Manor Road in July 2010. the Tribunal decided that price to be paid for the freehold was £12,420 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired lease term 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Wickham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Wickham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • Pritchard Joyce & Hinds, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN
  • Mta Solicitors Llp, 1 Elmfield Park, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1LU
  • Tinklin Springall, Devonshire House, Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1TF

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 will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

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