Conveyancing Solicitors in Catford

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Conveyancing in Catford

Conveyancing is the legal process carried out by a solicitor to transfer the ownership of a property from one person to another. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Catford, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Catford and throughout Lewisham with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Eltham, Greenwich, Lewisham, South East London and London

Catford Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Catford

An area of South London, Catford is known for its large fibreglass cat statue, its theatre, and the nearby Mountsfield Park. The area offers a mix of Victorian houses and modern flats. Catford has two railway stations, providing links to central London. Catford has a population of approximately 15,000.

Catford house prices

The average price paid for a property in Catford between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Catford (2023/24)

Catford is in London Borough of Lewisham.

Band Amount
A £1,284.18
B £1,498.21
C £1,712.24
D £1,926.27
E £2,354.33
F £2,782.39
G £3,210.45
H £3,852.54

What does a Catford property lawyer do?

A conveyancer or solicitor guides you through the legal side of the transaction.

Your solicitor will raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, order property searches, review the contract of sale and take care of tasks after the sale, such as paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

In addition to standard searches, Catford conveyancing solicitors may also carry out checks for leasehold issues, such as excessive service charges and ground rents.

Are you funding your home purchase with a mortgage?

If you are getting a mortgage, your solicitor will also need to act for your bank or building society.

If your conveyancing solicitor isn't accepted on your chosen lender's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

Over 100 mortgage lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors, so we can help you complete your Catford transaction smoothly.

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Listed buildings

There are around 500,000 listed buildings in England and Wales - around 370 of which are in London Borough of Lewisham.

Catford listed buildings include:

  • Church Of St George, Vancouver Road, Non Civil Parish, Catford, Lewisham, Greater London Authority
  • Lewisham Theatre And Department Of Environmental Service, Rushey Green, Catford, Lewisham, Greater London Authority
  • Livesey Memorial Hall, Perry Hill, Catford, Lewisham, Greater London Authority
  • Livesey Hall Boundary Wall, Perry Hill, Catford, Lewisham, Greater London Authority

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Our specialist panel of solicitors will help you understand what duties your ownership will impose. Examples include consent for any alterations that might change the character of the property, and an obligation to maintain and preserve the property to prevent deterioration.

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Shared Ownership Conveyancing

Buying a shared ownership property means buying only a share in the property from a not-for-profit housing association. Shared ownership conveyancing is more involved. This is because contracts are more complicated, and housing associations work to tight deadlines.

With years of experience, Quittance's panel of expert solicitors can help you with your shared ownership purchase or staircasing.

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Selling a property in Catford

As part of the property selling process in Catford, your lawyer will compile key documents, including the title deeds and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and help you fill out this paperwork.

The conveyancer will sort out potential snags, handle questions from the buyer's side and handle the mortgage redemption. The solicitor will also work with all parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, so your transfer of ownership completes without delay.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Catford?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is significantly more involved than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Catford will usually undertake additional work, such as obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the buildings insurance for the common parts.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as early as possible.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Catford

The official base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor, verify your remortgage solicitor's lender panel status.

Our remortgage panel solicitors can act for over 100 banks and building societies, so whether you are changing to a 2-year fixed rate with NatWest or moving to a 3-year tracker rate with Accord, we can help take care of the legal side.

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Catford Transfer of equity

Whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, transferring the ownership of your home to your daughter, son or other family member or buying out a co-owner, you'll need the help of a solicitor who specialises in transfers of equity.

Your conveyancer will complete the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Catford?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

The quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your lawyer charges you for the work they complete during your transaction.

Disbursements

A disbursement is a cost that your lawyer must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and telegraphic transfer fees.

Is it a fixed fee quote?

Some firms include additional fees in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a higher-than-expected final bill. When you compare conveyancing quotes, watch out for additional charges.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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