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Main reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Balham

  • 1 The Balham conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Balham
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Balham have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Balham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Balham conveyancers work in partnership with Balham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress throughout
  • 4 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Balham registered with the SRA or CLC.
  • 5 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Balham estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Balham since June 2022*

Disposal

of flat Endlesham Road SW12 8JN, at sale sum of £730,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of flat Endlesham Road SW12 8JL, at buying consideration of £750,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of semi-detached residence, Bellamy Street, SW12 8BU completing on 28/06/2022 at a price of £1,105,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of apartment Balham Hill SW12 9EL, at the agreed sum of £282,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Balham

Would the conveyancing practitioners that are recommend handle auction conveyancing in Balham?

We know of a number of niche practitioners we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Balham is one of hundreds of locations in which our lawyers have offices.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Balham. Conveyancing is required. What is next?

Given that you have now to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you should choose a conveyancing solicitor soon as you are faced with a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the purchase. An auction property should have a corresponding auction set of papers. This will likely include most,if not all of the documents that your conveyancer requires. In the case of leasehold property the legal pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork specific to leasehold premises. You must give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that your finances are in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

Are all Balham Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel?

Some major lenders now make use of the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

I have paid off my mortgage with TSB. I assume I don't need a Balham property lawyer on the TSB panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your TSB mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the TSB mortgage from the register. TSB, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where TSB has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. TSB has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your TSB mortgage has been paid off.

A relative suggested that where I am buying in Balham I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Balham conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Balham around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Balham Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Balham.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Balham. I happened to discover a web site which appears to be the ideal solution If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via email that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only Fifty years remaining on my flat in Balham. I need to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you have made all reasonable attempts to find the freeholder. For most situations a specialist would be helpful to carry out a search and prepare an expert document to be used as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Balham.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Balham conveyancing firm to help?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Balham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Balham flat is First Floor Flat 152a Ramsden Road in June 2009. The net result of the tribunals calculation produced a premium payable of £23,975. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 56.67 years.

It may have been a long time coming a mortgage offer from a lender for the remortgage of my 4 bedroom flat is expected by the end of next week. Are you able to recommend an efficient remortgage conveyancing law firm in Balham ?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of a cheap conveyancing in Balham. We can offer you value for money conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Do not be fooled by companies offering £99 conveyancing in Balham.In your best case scenario, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get what you pay for and at worst you will end up invoiced for additional fee and still not receive the service you were hoping for.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Balham regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Balham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Sjs Solicitors, 82 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9AG
  • A-z Law Solicitors Limited, 198-200 Balham High Road, London, SW12 9BP
  • Ines De Vecchi, 18 Holmside Road, London, SW12 8RJ
  • Andrew Croft & Co, 240 Balham High Road, London, London, SW17 7AW
  • John Williamson Ltd, 55 Carminia Road, London, SW17 8AJ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Balham regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Balham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

Planning law solicitors in Balham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Balham practicing in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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