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Main reasons to let us assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Battersea

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Battersea selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The organisations shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 3 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing bank approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Battersea regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 Battersea solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Battersea conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your conveyancing
  • 5 Battersea solicitors will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Battersea since December 2018*

Transfer

of flat Chippenham Gardens NW6 5LH, at purchase amount of £276,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of terraced premises, Graham Road, W4 5DR completing on 21/12/2018 at a price of £780,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion

Transfer

of terraced premises, Caesars Walk, CR4 4LE completing on 21/12/2018 at a price of £395,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Battersea

Is the fact that my solicitor in Battersea is not on my bank's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of the firm’s work?

That is most likely a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Battersea conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Battersea but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Battersea and has limited impact for conveyancing in Battersea 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 generation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with HSBC. I assume I don't need a Battersea lawyer on the HSBC panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your HSBC 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 HSBC mortgage from the register. HSBC, 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 HSBC has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. HSBC has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your HSBC mortgage has been paid off.

It is not clear whether my lender requires a lease extension. I have telephoned my Battersea building society branch on numerous occasions and was told it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My Battersea conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they refuse to lend in accordance with their specific requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

The conveyancer must comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 conditions for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Battersea. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an advanced payment of £150. A couple of days later, the conveyancer contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Bank of Ireland panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and found one close by in Battersea I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Battersea for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of maisonettes in Battersea which have approximately fifty years left on the lease term. Do I need to be concerned?

A lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a period of time. As a lease gets shorter the marketability of the lease reduces and results in it becoming more costly to extend the lease. This is why it is often a good idea to increase the term of the lease. Sometimes it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We recommend you get professional assistance from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this arena.

Having spent years of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Battersea. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Where there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to determine the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Battersea property is 150A Albert Palace Mansions Lurline Gardens in July 2013. The Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the new lease of the subject property was £42,069 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 57.06 years.

I yesterday discovered that one of the partners of the firm handling the purchase conveyancing in Battersea is a relative of the vendor. Is this allowed?

Provided no conflict arises this is allowable. Where you are needing mortgage finance then the lender may have a say as many lenders have specific instructions on this. For example for RBS - Direct Line as of 21/3/2019, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

No, your firm may not act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower. However, your firm may act if a separate fee earner or separate partner within the firm acts for us

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Battersea

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Battersea specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Adam Perry & Co, 10 Spaces Business Centre, 15-17 Ingate Place, London, London, SW8 3NS
  • Waran & Co, 5a Clapham Common South Side, London, SW4 7AA
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Clapham Law Llp, 9 Bedford Road, Clapham, London, SW4 7SH
  • Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors, 70 St. Georges Square, London, SW1V 3RD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Battersea regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Battersea practicing in commercial conveyancing in Battersea. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Adam Perry & Co, 10 Spaces Business Centre, 15-17 Ingate Place, London, London, SW8 3NS
  • Graftons, 44 Grafton Square, London, London, SW4 0DB
  • Waran & Co, 5a Clapham Common South Side, London, SW4 7AA
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Mohabirs Solicitors, 11 Clapham Park Road, London, SW4 7EE

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Battersea regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Battersea 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
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN

Neighboring Locations

Chelsea
Nine Elms
Battersea
Clapham

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