At Express Conveyancing we pride ourselves in providing high quality conveyancing services to all of our clients across England and Wales. As a south London Borough, Croydon is a popular place to live and work, and of course with those commuting into central London. Let our conveyancing solicitors in Croydon help with your next home move.
Express Conveyancing is a nationwide panel management firm. Since the start of Express Conveyancing, we have worked with some of the finest law firms around the country building a panel of good quality and cost effective conveyancing services. We provide conveyancing for sales, purchases, transfers and remortgages. We also can handle auction properties and commercial property. In working alongside the conveyancer and law firm, we have honed our methods to complement the process. All our clients get access and full contact details to their appointed conveyancing solicitors Croydon and also a dedicated case manager. It is the case manager’s role to provide support to both you as the client and also the conveyancer. We are on hand to answer questions, chase up delays and step in if anything is required.
When instructing through Express Conveyancing, we provide our clients with additional benefits that not all law firms offer to clients instructing directly.
We pride ourselves on offering transparency on fees. All clients considering instructing Express Conveyancing will be given a fully itemised quotation showing legal fees and also third party disbursements.
We will discuss individual circumstances with clients to check for any additional fees prior to instructing that a client may not have considered, for example using gifted deposits. As the transaction progresses, your quote will only change if the mechanics of the transaction changes and we will ensure we let you know at the first available opportunity.
We also offer no completion, no legal fee on all of our first transactions. This is regardless of the reason for withdrawal. You will only be liable for any third party disbursements up to the point of withdrawal. At Express Conveyancing, we recognise how costly moving home can be and we work with our clients to ensure we reduce any unnecessary costs with our conveyancing solicitors Croydon. Please be mindful that if you are purchasing a leasehold property then there are likely costs associated with the freehold and management company such as service charge, engrossment, and administration fees. These will only be known as the transaction progresses so you should speak with your estate agent, seller and the management company directly to establish what these may be.
Your transaction will be handled using online and remote methods as much as possible, meaning you can track the progress of your transaction and complete any relevant tasks at a time and in a place convenient for you. You will be given access to our online case management portal where we post updates. You can also upload documents and contact us via the portal.
Due to our panel structure, we can act for the vast majority of mortgage and bridging lenders. We can also accommodate a change in lender during the transaction. Talk to one of our team today of conveyancing solicitors in Croydon regarding who your lender is if you are concerned it may be an issue.
With a population of around 400,000 at the time of writing, Croydon is one of the largest of all of the boroughs that make up Greater London. Croydon has a wide range of housing stock, with a variety of affordable options compared to other parts of London. There are well established transport links into central London and further afield into Surrey, other home counties and the south coast making Croydon a popular and affordable commuter location. Croydon benefits from substantial shopping facilities, a largely pedestrianised centre, a popular market and food establishments and a vibrant night life. These factors in addition to a good selection of high ranking schools, all make Croydon a popular residential location for families. Croydon was the London Borough of Culture in 2023 adding to its popularity.
Croydon started out as a small settlement which was formerly part of the county of Surrey. The settlement grew to include a church and mill and was named in the Domesday Book. During the Middle Ages, Croydon expanded further and became a well known market town and location for the production of charcoal, the tanning of leather and brewing.
The introduction of the railway is what led to Croydon becoming a commuter town for London. The railway took several different forms over the years and originally Croydon was planned to be part of the Victoria Line.
The 20th century saw a change to the industrial importance of Croydon when car manufacturing became a major industry for the area, with Trojan and later Leyland having factories and car production in Croydon. Metal working was also popular in the area at the time.
Another main draw for the Croydon area at this time was Croydon Airport. The airport was considered the major airport for the city of London until the time of the Second World War. Interestingly, it was the location in which the “Mayday” distress call originated. Following the Second World War, Heathrow became the main airport for London and the airport at Croydon slowly declined until it closed in 1959.
In line with the airport and popularity of Croydon, the high street contained several popular department stores. One of which was Grants, which was considered the Harrods of Croydon. Members of the French Aristocracy regularly flew from France to Croydon Airport and visited Grants to purchase suits and other attire. 1960 saw a visit from Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh who stayed for tea at the department store. Sadly, it closed in 1980 but the iconic building is still in use today.
In recent years, Croydon has undergone major redevelopment and regeneration schemes all of which add to the popularity of the London borough.
Get in touch with one of our team of conveyancing solicitors Croydon today either via telephone on 0800 799 9892 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use the “Get Quote” function at the top of the page to receive an instant quote straight to you email inbox.
Croydon has a wide range of housing stock which is reflective of the periods of growth in the area. It also benefits from several conservation areas and listed buildings.
There is a range of Victorian and Edwardian houses of between 3 and 5 storeys tall. Some of these have been converted into flats and apartments. There are also a wide range of medium rise blocks of flats. For families, the area benefits from semi-detached estates dating from 1925-1945, ex local authority housing dated between 1920-1960 and modern day housing developments from 1950 onwards of detached, semi-detached and terraced housing, along with maisonettes and bungalows situated on relatively modest plots. For those looking for higher ticket properties, Croydon benefits from a number of large detached homes on large plots dating between.
So, despite being only a short distance from central London, the borough of Croydon has a lot to offer by way of housing stock. The wide variety of housing types means there is something to support most lifestyles and most budgets. With the additional benefits that Croydon has to offer, it is easy to understand why Croydon is a popular place to live with families, young professionals and anyone in between.