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Reasons to use our Bankside conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Using a high street Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Bankside home moves can become a lot more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Bankside is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Bankside property lawyers work in partnership with Bankside estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Bankside have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Bankside and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bankside since August 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bankside

My grandson is buying a house that has just been built in Bankside with a mortgage from Coventry BS. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Coventry BS conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I own a freehold house in Bankside yet charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Bankside and has limited impact for conveyancing in Bankside but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

Is it the case that all Bankside conveyancing solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Aldermore approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Some mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be overseen by the CLC.

We had chosen conveyancers locally in Bankside on the TSB solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional fee for handling the TSB mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by TSB?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your conveyancer can levy a fee for this. This fee is not set by TSB but by your Bankside lawyer. Numerous firms on the TSB panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Nationwide. Bankside conveyancing solicitors were chosen. How long does it take for Nationwide to forward the offer to the property lawyer?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Nationwide completed the valuation? Have you informed Nationwide as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Bankside. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bankside

    Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

As co-executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a residence in Neath but live in Bankside. My conveyancer (who is 200 miles from meneeds me to execute a statutory declaration before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Bankside to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Bankside

I am an executor of my recently deceased mum’s Will, with a bungalow in Bankside which is to be sold. The property is unregistered at the Land Registry and I'm told that some buyers solicitors will insist that it is in place before they will move forward. What's the mechanism for this?

In the circumstances you refer to it seems prudent to apply to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. HMLR’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and certified copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bankside regulated by the SRA

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

  • Maunsell Bower, 167-169 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Ola Leslie Solicitors Llp, 60 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XF
  • Rls Solicitors Limited, Suite 30-33, The Hop Exchange, 24 Southwark Street, London, London, SE1 1TY
  • Collins Long, 24 Pepper Street, London, SE1 0EB

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Bankside regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bankside but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG

Planning law solicitors in Bankside regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bankside practicing in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Deighton Pierce Glynn Limited, 8 Union Street, London, SE1 1SZ
  • Ola Leslie Solicitors Llp, 60 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XF
  • Greenberg Traurig Maher Llp, The Shard, Level 8, 32 London Bridge Street, London, London, SE1 9SG
  • Howard Kennedy Llp, No.1 London Bridge, London, SE1 9BG

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

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