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Reasons to use our Balham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Balham will be carried out by a law firm on your lender’s authorised panel.
  • 2 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Balham regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have valuable personal connections with Balham selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what other companies tell you it may be important to attend your conveyancer to sign legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without having to add the postman into the mix.
  • 5 Chances are that the the conveyancers for the other party have offices in Balham - if so both parties are likely to be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Balham since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Balham

It is a dozen years since I acquired my property in Balham. Conveyancing solicitors have now been retained on the sale but I am unable to track down the title documents. Will this jeopardise the sale?

You need not be too concerned. First the deeds may be with the lender or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who oversaw the purchase. Secondly in all probability the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Balham relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

Please explain the implications if my solicitor is expelled from the Nationwide Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Balham?

The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

Do I select a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Balham?

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Balham and Solicitor practices in Balham to choose from It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. Both can conduct other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

We previously selected solicitors based in Balham on the Santander solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a supplemental sum for handling the Santander mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Santander?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer is entitled to levy a fee for this. This charge is not set by Santander but by your Balham conveyancer. Numerous firms on the Santander panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms include it on their overall fee.

My wife and I are in the throws of viewing apartments in Balham and I am about to put in an offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I am planning to take a home loan with HSBC.

It would be wise to start your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the selling agent. Given that you are getting a mortgage with HSBC, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

How does conveyancing in Balham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Balham approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because builders in Balham typically acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Balham or who has acted in the same development.

My business partner and I are intending to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering fixed fees for commercial conveyancing in Balham for under 1500k?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Balham, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are intending to purchase or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we will find you the right solicitor. Regarding the costs these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or call so as to enable us to furnish you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

Me and my wife accepted an offer on a Balham bungalow we inherited ten years ago in 2011. I have over 12 years conveyancing know-how and, now retired, see no reason not to undertake the conveyancing. The buyer's conveyancing practitioner has informed me that their bank will not allow you to do your own conveyancing mandating that the funds to be released via a solicitor's bank account.

Mortgage instructions to conveyancing practitioners from all mainstream lenders state that If the vendor does not have legal representation the borrower's lawyers should check whether the bank needs to be informed so that a decision can be made as to whether or not they are prepared to move forward.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Balham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Balham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Balham. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Balham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • 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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