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Reasons to use our Balham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Balham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Balham has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers are based in Balham - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 Balham lawyers work in conjunction with Balham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and support you require
  • 5 The practices shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Balham since December 2018*

Purchase

of apartment Ramsden Road SW12 8QX, acquired for £460,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Montholme Road, SW11 6HY completing on 18/12/2018 at a price of £1,450,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Disposal

of terraced residence, Huron Road, SW17 8RB completing on 18/12/2018 at a price of £1,712,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of detached residence premises, Wandle Road, SW17 7DW completing on 18/12/2018 at a price of £1,550,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Balham

Would the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site execute conveyancing in Balham by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing experts carrying out one day exchanges. You should e-mail us to secure a costs illustration and details as to availability.

When can the exchange of contracts occur in purchase conveyancing in Balham and do I need to attend the conveyancers branch?

Where you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Balham you are welcome to attend to sign documents. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the property agreement is not the important part. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the firm to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Balham)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Balham is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Balham are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Balham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Balham may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

My father-in-law has suggested that I instruct his conveyancers in Balham. Should I use them?

There are no two ways about it the best way to find a conveyancing lawyer is to seek recommendations from friends or family who have used the solicitor you're contemplating using.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on our sale of a £225,000 garden flat in Balham in seven days. The management company has quoted £384 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Balham?

Balham conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes normally involves the purchaser’s solicitor sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address these enquiries the majority will be willing to do so. They are at liberty to charge a reasonable charge for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it exceeds £800. The management information fee invoiced by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of rights and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the invoice is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that one has little choice but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to sell the property.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can a leaseholder make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Balham conveyancing firm to assist?

if there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to determine the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Balham property 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 residue of the current lease was 56.67 years.

We are in the middle of buying a house in Balham. Conveyancing solicitor has phoned to say the property is "Leasehold". Will this likely adversely affect the marketability of the house?

Balham conveyancing does not normally involve leasehold houses. The crucial consideration here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If there are hundred of years years remaining with a nominal rent, it's almost the same as freehold, so it shouldn't impact the saleability significantly.

On the flip side, if it's, say, 50 years it will have a material effect on the saleability, and probably wouldn't be acceptable to the bank. The length of lease and ground rent will be specified in the lease to be supplied to your property lawyer.

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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 Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Balham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Balham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Sjs Solicitors, 82 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9AG
  • Regents & Co. Solicitors (solicitor-advocate), Unit 3, Hildreth Street Mews, London, London, SW12 9RZ
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Balham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Balham with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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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