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Conveyancing Solicitors Petts Wood - Get a Quote for Conveyancing in Petts Wood

Fridaysmove's nationwide network of friendly and communicative solicitors are conveyancing specialists that assist thousands of buyers, sellers and investors every month.

We never use misleading estimates to lure you in, and do not sting clients with additional costs. Your quote for conveyancing in Petts Wood comes with No Sale, No Fee protection, and we guarantee that your quoted fees are fixed.

Get a fixed fee quote to find out how affordable your conveyancing fees will be, or speak to a member of our conveyancing team on 0330 660 0286 if you have any specific queries.

Cheap house conveyancing in Petts Wood

Fridaysmove use affordable SRA-member solicitors in Kent. Furthermore, in addition to our cheap rates, our service levels are unparalleled and recommended by our clients.

When trying to find cheap conveyancing in Petts Wood, you should always obtain other quotes. Furthermore it is critical to read all the official terms of business for any hidden charges that may considerably add to the solicitors invoice .

Advice for completing the legal work for your property transaction sooner

Fridaysmove's conveyancing solicitors in Petts Wood can push the sale or purchase through to completion, this means that they will communicate with other parties, including the solicitors of other parties in the chain. Additionally, there are numerous things you can also do personally to speed up the sale or purchase:

  • Send questions about the property you plan to buy to your solicitor as soon as you can
  • If you are selling, respond to any queries as soon as possible
  • Contact the landlord or managing agent for the management pack

Following these steps alone could reduce the time it takes to complete your sale or purchase by several days.

No Sale No Fee Conveyancing in Petts Wood - Our Promise

It is always acutely stressful when your Petts Wood home move aborts in the last minute. Many causes might contribute to the buying or selling process falling through, such as personal or family reasons or the mortgage offer elapsing.

With the Fridaysmove no completion no fee assurance, you will not have to incur any legal fees if your house move fails to complete.

Any Petts Wood solicitors deposit will be transferred to another property sale or purchase and you will just need to cover any disbursements, for instance environmental searches.

Online Petts Wood Conveyancing

Vendors and purchasers who have selected traditional, 'high street' solicitors might think the cheaper fees marketed on a property legal website indicates that they will experience slower service.

While it is true that there is considerable variance in conveyancing between solicitors, service levels, speed or cost have little to do with whether a property lawyer markets their services online.

Although some home buyers and sellers prefer to be able to meet their solicitor face-to-face, it is not necessary. A dedicated, communicative solicitor should often move you faster than a lawyer you need to take time off work to meet in person.

Petts Wood Remortgage Conveyancing

Remortgage specialists who work with us take care of the necessary work on behalf of home owners intending to remortgage their property. Fridaysmove's conveyancing solicitors charge very competitive fees, with no additional charges.

Our Petts Wood property lawyers can act for all major building societies and lenders.

Comparing Petts Wood solicitors conveyancing fees

Legal costs for home movers for Petts Wood home buyers and sellers are made up of two separate areas called legal fees and disbursements.

Solicitors fees are the amounts that the client pays to the Petts Wood conveyancing solicitor for the actual conveyancing.

Disbursements are essentially further fees incurred by the Petts Wood conveyancer on the home buyer or sellers behalf for example a Highways Search or a Electricity Search.

It is of vital importance to always check over the conveyancing property lawyers terms when comparing Petts Wood solicitors conveyancing fees.

Conveyancing for a New Build Property

With house prices on the rise and existing stock becomes harder to find, newly built property is ever more popular. Benefits when looking at new build property include being chain-free, but disadvantages may include time spent snagging, and problems that can arise as a result.

Conveyancing for new builds can be a completely different experience to purchasing an existing property.

Flooding in Petts Wood

Flooding in parts of Petts Wood

Many buildings across Kent are susceptible to flooding.

Relying on anecdotal evidence, or merely hoping that a house is 'flood risk-free', is not recommended. It is advisable to ask the seller directly if the property or area has flooded before, and if so, what the impact was to the house. Recent flood warnings in Petts Wood:

  • Kyd Brook at Petts Wood, London Borough of Bromley - No warnings
  • Ravensbourne Catchment in the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich and Croydon - No warnings

Source: Environment Agency. Contact the agency for up to date flood information.

Lenders in Petts Wood

What are the consequences if your solicitor is not on your lender's panel?

Mortgage lenders maintain panels of solicitors who they will instruct to carry out legal work on mortgages. At one time, many lenders, especially the large banks, were prepared to instruct any firm of solicitors who asked to be placed on their panel. Lenders have also reduced the size of their panels, setting more restrictive criteria for membership. If your conveyancing solicitor is not on your preferred lender's panel, then the lender will not instruct that firm to act in connection with the mortgage. You then have a choice:

  • 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.

Bromley House Prices

YearAverage House Price (£ s)
May 2004 243, 768
May 2005 253, 584
May 2006 258, 718
May 2007 284, 599
May 2008 301, 342
May 2009 254, 854
May 2010 281, 781
May 2011 280, 602
May 2012 288, 497
May 2013 299, 302

Fridaysmove helped more than 1500 people in Kent and throughout the country in March 2015

We are a specialist network of lawyers with offices across the UK. Recent customers :

  • Leasehold Purchase on Whippendell Close, Orpington, BR5, £74,000
  • Property Purchase on East Drive, Orpington, BR5, £171,000
  • House Purchase on Gillmans Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5, £305,000
  • House Purchase on Chesham Avenue, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent, BR5, £249,950
Disadvantaged in Petts Wood

Qualifying for stamp duty relief in Petts Wood

Stamp duty relief may be available in nearly 2, 000 'disadvantaged areas' nationwide. Areas designated are identified by local government ward or 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. Note that normal rates of duty apply sales above £ 150, 000. For a purchase below the threshold, it is worth making a simple postcode search to find out if a property is in a disadvantaged area.

Environmental in Petts Wood

Is your Petts Wood house or flat at risk from any serious environmental concerns?

Whether it concerns flooding, subsidence or contamination, our Petts Wood solicitors ensure that you are aware of the risks to your planned purchase.

Your Petts Wood Conveyancing Solicitor will usually perform a search of a variety of records of issues, including

  • the historical use of the land,
  • past contaminants and polluting processes,
  • landfill,
  • waste treatment sites,
  • nearby toxic substances,
  • the probability of radon gas, and,
  • the risk of subsidence and flooding

Note that conveyancers are not qualified to interpret the technical results of environmental searches. It is your conveyancing solicitor's task to offer legal advice based on the search results, relying on the judgement of a qualified Environmental Surveyor. Although local councils are required to identify areas where land has been contaminated, the extent to which this is undertaken does vary from authority to authority, making this search a vital part of the conveyancing process. Your environmental search in Petts Wood will be supported by a range of documentation which may be available in full.

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