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Fridaysmove feel conveyancing doesn't need to be stressful. Independent reviews recommend using Fridaysmove's conveyancing solicitors to buyers and sellers in Lewisham, South East London, and across the country. Our conveyancers will help to complete your sale or purchase faster.

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Cheap Lewisham conveyancers

We only work with affordable SRA-regulated conveyancing lawyers in South East London. Furthermore, in addition to cheap rates, quality of service is both without compromise and recommended by 97% of clients.

If you are searching for cheap conveyancing in Lewisham it is recommended that you obtain a few solicitors quotes and make sure you read the solicitors ts and cs for hidden conveyancing fees .

Do you know if your Lewisham prospective new home is in a designated an at risk conservation area?

Are you planning to buy a property in a conservation area in Lewisham? Conservation areas are defined by Local Councils to manage change in residential areas that people want to protect from decay. However, sadly many are falling into neglect e.g. poorly maintained roads and pavements.

The following conservation areas are reported as at risk:

  • Deptford High Street - very bad, medium vulnerability and improving.

Alternatively go to here for up to date information.

Increase the likelihood of completing Lewisham conveyancing sooner

Your property lawyer can take action to drive your move through to completion. This means that they will chase the other parties, including the other side's solicitors, search providers, the managing agents and other parties in a chain. Choosing a proactive conveyancing lawyer is a step to improving your chance of completing your home move sooner. However there are several things you can do to speed up your conveyancing:

  • Ask any specific questions you have of your solicitor quickly
  • Promptly respond to requests for information quickly
  • In the case of leaseholds, request documents from the management company as early as possible

Following these steps alone could reduce the time it takes to complete your sale or purchase by several days. If your move is time-pressured, do not delay. Instruct a solicitor now here, or call our team on 0845 643 5785.

The Assurance of No Sale No Fee Conveyancing in Lewisham

It is always very stressful when your Lewisham home move falls through. Countless problems may lead to the conveyancing not exchanging like the seller being gazundered or a poor building survey.

With our no completion no fee promise, clients will not incur any legal fees in the unlikely event that your home move does not complete.

The Lewisham solicitors deposit can be transferred to your next transaction and you only need to pay for any third party disbursements, for instance searches.

Online Conveyancing Quotes

Although it is accurate that there is considerable variety in the quality of conveyancing from firm to firm, fees, speed or quality of communication have hardly anything to do with whether or not a conveyancer markets their services online.

Fridaysmove's nationwide network of conveyancing lawyers offer the 'best of both worlds', cheaper solicitor's fees, and the ease of a local office.

Remortgage Conveyancing in Lewisham

Remortgage conveyancing solicitors who work with us handle all the legals for property owners who plan to remortgage their house or flat.

These Lewisham solicitors can act on behalf of lenders and building societies nationally. Following their results-driven approach, our solicitors could also work towards completion of the remortgage work should take place sooner.

Disadvantaged in Lewisham

Disadvantaged Areas in Lewisham

Stamp duty relief may be available for property purchases in Lewisham labelled as 'disadvantaged areas', based on local government wards and electoral divisions. As the areas which have been designated are based on local authority electoral wards, they do not always coincide with postcode districts. The postcode search tool cannot always be relied on to predict eligibility. Normal rates of stamp duty apply for purchases greater than £ 150k. A postcode search will usually determine whether a home being sold for less than the threshold is eligible. This relief is not generally available on commercial property, but some relief may be available for 'mixed use' premises such as a shop with a flat above.

Disadvantaged areas in Lewisham include Rushey Green, Evelyn.

Localauthority in Lewisham

Searches in Lewisham

If your are purchasing a new home in Lewisham a conveyancer is required to get Official Local Authority Searches. The searches provide you with any information affecting the property. The Local Authority for Lewisham is London Borough of Lewisham Council, Town Hall, Catford, London, SE6 4RU. Tel:

Tips on comparing Lewisham solicitors conveyancing fees

Home mover legal costs are split into two separate areas called legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements, e.g. a Homecheck Pro Contamination Report or Official Copies, are basically additional charges sustained by the lawyer and passed on to the home mover. Solicitors conveyancing fees are the monies that the customer pays to the Lewisham conveyancing lawyer for completing the conveyancing process.

It is crucial that you read the solicitors ts and cs when comparing Lewisham solicitors conveyancing fees.

Hidden charges can increase the bill so be wary of things like added fees for new build property supplement on purchase transactions.

New Build Conveyancing in Lewisham

Lewisham new build buyers will frequently be expected to exchange contracts, in some cases, before construction has even commenced! Advantages when purchasing new build properties include lower energy consumption, but cons may include the build schedule's potential for delay.

Conveyancing for new build properties presents additional obstacles for a solicitor. Issues can also be generated if the developer is imposing a tight deadline.

Lewisham House Prices

YearAverage House Price (£ s)
May 2004 213, 914
May 2005 222, 435
May 2006 230, 395
May 2007 259, 553
May 2008 281, 308
May 2009 237, 100
May 2010 255, 568
May 2011 265, 755
May 2012 272, 234
May 2013 287, 649

In June 2014, 2, 417 trusted us in Kent and throughout country

We are a specialist panel of solicitors with offices all over the country. Recent instructions :

  • Leasehold Purchase on Church Terrace, London, SE13, £425, 000
  • Flat Sale on Slaithwaite Road, London, SE13, £190, 000
  • Flat Sale on Thurbarn Road, Catford, London, SE6, £215, 000
  • Freehold Sale on Halesworth Road, SE13, £151, 000
Chancel in Lewisham

Lewisham Chancel Searches

Chancel Repair Liability is an ancient interest benefiting many churches across England and Wales, potentially allowing the church to require owners of former rectorial land to meet the cost of repairing the church chancel. In the medieval period, local churches were often maintained by landowners, and land owned by the parish rector, or identified as rectorial, retained a liability to pay for repairs to the chancel. This obligation may remain active today. Note that there is not a risk-free distance from a church which ensures that liability will not apply.

Chancel Liability Searches

The search will address whether the property lies within a parish where a potential chancel repair liability exists, but even if the result of this is affirmative, the home you wish to buy may not itself be affected. If you do not wish to take the risk, insurance is available to protect you in the event that the local Lewisham church does opt to pursue their right to claim repair costs.

Options to buy successor cover are usually available, so when you later sell the home, you are effectively also selling peace of mind to the new owner. Insurance is readily available for most properties.

Lenders in Lewisham

Issues to consider when your lawyer is not on your Lender's panel

Panels of solicitors are maintained by mortgage lenders in order to undertake legal work on mortgaged properties. Lenders have also reduced the size of their panels, setting more restrictive criteria for membership. If your lender does not accept your chosen solicitor, you must make a decision as to how to proceed:

  • Obtain a mortgage from a less restrictive lender
  • Instruct a solicitor whom your lender accepts
  • Pay the lenders costs for their solicitor in addition to your own

It is usually cheaper to have the same firm act both for you and your lender, and carry out all the conveyancing work in connection with a purchase and the mortgage. Issues to consider if you intend to swap to a firm on the panel:

  • The second firm may have a different fee structure, or higher fees
  • Work which the first solicitor has completed already may need to be paid for regardless of your decision.
  • Your new conveyancing solicitor may have weaker local knowledge.

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