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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Keston

My partner’s step-father is a conveyancing practitioner. I hope that I can be offered friends and family rates for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of figure should I be expecting for conveyancing in Keston?

It’s sensible to look for 3 or more like-for-like conveyancing estimates. Make use of our search tool on this page. You will notice that charges may be different but the service one can expect differ between solicitors as is true with most professions.

Our Keston lawyer has spotted a discrepancy between the assumptions in the home valuation report and what is in the legal papers for the property. My lawyer informs me that he must ensure that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s approach legitimate?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Keston?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Keston. 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…’

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business offices in Keston and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to provides a safeguard to business tenants, giving them the legal entitlement to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Keston is one of the many locations in which our lawyers are based

There are a lot of houses in Keston on unadopted lanes. I am acquiring one such property. Are there any advantages to buying a property on a privately owned road?

Keston conveyancing practices will be familiar with transacting propertieson unadopted roads. Your conveyancing practitioner should review the Land Registry data to find any rights or responsibilities. It is possible that there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that owners make annual payments for the upkeep of the road. If one exists, the road should be maintained and appear better than publicly owned.

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