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Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Balham

  • 1 Balham solicitors will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 Balham property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Balham conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 Balham lawyer are the key to a successful Balham home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 4 The practices listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Balham have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Balham and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Balham since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Balham

I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and must be out of my rented apartment in Balham by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. Is it possible to complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?

Generally one should not serve notice for your tenancy until exchange of contracts has taken place. If you have not previously done so, speak to your solicitor and ask them to they cajole the other side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will work towards

I am considering mortgaging my apartment in Balham, does my lawyer need to be on the Leeds Building Society Solicitor panel?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel, but Leeds Building Society would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.

What can a local search inform me concerning the house my wife and I buying in Balham?

Balham conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Balham conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search will supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject sections.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Balham?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Balham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

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 seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because builders in Balham tend to acquire the site, 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 conveyancers 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.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Balham is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Balham are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Balham you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender 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 residence.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Balham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Balham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Balham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Balham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Balham. This will likely 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 solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Balham with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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

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