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Reasons to use our West Wickham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in West Wickham
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative solicitors tell you it may be necessary to visit your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 West Wickham property lawyers work in conjunction with West Wickham estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 The West Wickham conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in West Wickham
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in West Wickham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Wickham since July 2021*

Transfer

of apartment The Alders BR4 9PZ, at purchase price of £239,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi premises, Shirley Way, CR0 8PT completing on 16/07/2021 at a price of £532,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi-detached property, Pickhurst Lane, BR4 0HH completing on 17/08/2021 at a price of £635,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion

Sale

of terraced premises, Overhill Way, BR3 6SW completing on 09/08/2021 at a price of £795,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Wickham

I require conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (five years built) in West Wickham. Almost all the properties have already been occupied. Is it really necessary to order neighbourhood searches as part of conveyancing in West Wickham?

You would be opening yourself up to an unnecessary risk in failing carrying out West Wickham conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying without a mortgage there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would absolutely advise in no uncertain terms that your conveyancer conducts them. If accelerating the process and cost are top of your concerns you should discuss with your lawyer about the viability of search insurance

The West Wickham conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in West Wickham have suddenly shut down. I chose them because I had to have a firm on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel and my preferred West Wickham lawyer was not. I paid them money on account. What should be my next steps?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors 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 should appoint new lawyers that are on the Leeds Building Society 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 lawyers may be able to assist.

I have been told that property searches are the primary reason for delay in West Wickham house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in West Wickham.

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

Restrictive covenants 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…’

My business partner and I are looking to take an assignment of a lease of an office on a shopping parade. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-sale-no costs for commercial conveyancing in West Wickham for less than £2000?

We are happy to recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in West Wickham, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are intending to acquire or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we will find you the right lawyer. Regarding the charges these will vary based on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your details or phone us so that we may provide you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing quote.

As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but live in West Wickham. My conveyancer (approximately 235 miles awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in West Wickham who can witness this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in West Wickham

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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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in West Wickham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in West Wickham but also conveyancing across 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

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

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Wickham practicing in planning law. This could include advice on compulsory purchases in West Wickham
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH

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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