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

5 reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Woolwich

  • 1 Woolwich property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Woolwich conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Woolwich regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Woolwich and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Woolwich has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party are based in Woolwich - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 5 Over the years Woolwich property lawyer have established very good links with Woolwich local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Woolwich.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Woolwich since April 2019*

Purchase

of apartment Thunderer Walk SE18 6LH, purchased for £394,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title

Acquisition

of flat Hopton Road SE18 6TH, acquired for £392,500. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of flat Marlborough Road SE18 6XD, acquired for £265,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of apartment Argyll Road SE18 6PJ, at purchase amount of £593,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woolwich

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Woolwich. I would like to know the understand why all Woolwich lawyers aren't included on all lender panels?

Mortgage companies highlight the fact that solicitor-led fraud is thought to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud annually.The elimination of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the Financial Services Authority in 2011. Its outcome included recommendations for lending institutions to review their conveyancing panels, which kicked off a major policy change in the sector. It led to banks and building societies removing less reputable firms from their panel of approved property lawyers .

I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Woolwich who is on the Lloyds TSB Bank solicitor. Can you recommend a local solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Lloyds TSB Bank in certain locations such as Woolwich. We dont recommend any particular firm.

What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Woolwich

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Woolwich conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

My conveyancer has informed me that breach of easement insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Woolwich conveyancing?

The right level of breach of easement indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and Virgin Money. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

We had appointed solicitors based in Woolwich on the Barclays solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a separate sum for handling the Barclays mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Barclays?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your solicitor is entitled to charge a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Barclays but by your Woolwich conveyancing practitioner. Numerous firms on the Barclays panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

Should our lawyer be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Woolwich.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Woolwich. There are those who buy a property in Woolwich, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that can be carried out by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which will figure out the risks in Woolwich. The standard information given to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a usual question of the vendor to find out if the premises has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred which is not disclosed by the seller, then a purchaser could commence a claim for damages as a result of such an inaccurate answer. A purchaser’s solicitors should also carry out an environmental report. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be made.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Woolwich with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not to tell my solicitor about the side-deal as it could affect my loan with National Westminster Bank. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Woolwich in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders will not issue a mortgage on such a house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can look into this further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Woolwich. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Woolwich

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Woolwich specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Powell & Co, Verbruggen's House, No 1 Street, Royal Arsenal Riverside, London, SE18 6GH
  • Saviours Solicitors, 1a Barnard Close, London, SE18 6JQ
  • Hughes-narborough & Thomas, 83-85 Powis Street, London, SE18 6JX
  • H E Thomas & Co, 16 Beresford Square, London, SE18 6AY
  • Whitehorse Solicitors, Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Woolwich regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Woolwich practicing in commercial conveyancing in Woolwich. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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
  • James Solicitors, Ground Floor, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF
  • Whitehorse Solicitors, Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF
  • Hudgell & Partners, 35-36 Market Street, London, SE18 6QP

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Woolwich regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Woolwich but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

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

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