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Examples of recent conveyancing in Battersea since April 2019*

Transfer

of detached residence property, Warriner Gardens, SW11 4EB completing on 03/05/2019 at a price of £1,300,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of apartment Lurline Gardens SW11 4DG, at sale sum of £656,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of flat Tennyson Street SW8 3ST, at the agreed consideration of £410,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of apartment Prince Of Wales Drive SW11 4HP, at buying price of £1,400,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Battersea

Me and my partner are buying a 1 bedroom apartment in Battersea with a mortgage. We would like to retain our Battersea solicitor, however the mortgage company advise he's not on their "panel". It appears that we have no option but to appoint one of the mortgage company panel firms or retain our Battersea lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. We consider that this is inequitable; can we not demand that the bank use our Battersea conveyancing practitioner ?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Battersea conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

I have 7378 less than 75 years unexpired on my lease and need a lease extension for my flat in Battersea. Conveyancing solicitors on the The Mortgage Works panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 19/7/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum unexpired lease term is 70 years with 30 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term.
Ground Rents and event fees must be reasonable at all times during the term of the lease. If you’re unsure as to whether the terms of a lease are unreasonable or onerous, please refer the details to us for Valuer consideration. See the guidance below.

SECOND HAND PROPERTIES

Unacceptable - advise Originations (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term <70 years
- Ground Rent >0.5% of the property value
- Ground Rent doubles <every 20 years (e.g. doubles every 5, 10 or 15 years)
- Ground Rent is compounded RPI
- Ground Rent review period ≤5 years

Refer to Originations (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Unexpired lease term is 70 to 85 years
- Ground Rent >0.1% and ≤0.5% of the property value
- Ground Rent escalation is linked to any indices greater than RPI
- Ground Rent escalation is linked to the value of the building*
- Ground Rent review period is >5 and <10 years
- Event clauses exist for normal use e.g. changing the carpet, installing a TV aerial etc
- Estate Rent Charges >£500 p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Service Charges >0.5% of property value p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Anything that appears onerous, unusual or out of the ordinary

Acceptable (no requirement to advise Originations):
- Unexpired lease term >85 years
- Ground Rent ≤0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period ≥10 years
- Ground Rent escalation ≤RPI

NEW BUILD PROPERTIES (includes office conversions)

Unacceptable - advise Originations (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term <125 years on a new build flat or <250 years on a new build house
- Starting Ground Rent >0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period ≤ 5 years
- Ground Rent doubles < every 20 years (e.g. doubles every 5, 10 or 15 years)
- Ground Rent is compounded RPI

Refer to Originations (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Ground Rent is linked to any indices greater than RPI
- Ground Rent is linked to the value of the building*
- Event clauses exist for normal use e.g. changing the carpet, installing a TV aerial etc
- Estate Rent Charges >£500 p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Service Charges >0.5% of property value p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Anything else appears onerous, unusual or out of the ordinary

Acceptable (no requirement to advise Originations):
- Unexpired lease term ≥125 years on a new build flat or ≥250 years on a new build house
- Starting Ground Rent ≤0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period >5 years
- Ground Rent escalation ≤RPI

* Where the Ground Rent escalation is linked to the value of the building, please provide the following:
- How is the value of the block/unit currently calculated and if the assessment relates to the block(s), how is the Ground Rent calculated/apportioned per property?
- The current valuation and Ground Rent for each unit
- What is the mechanism for future valuations of the block and how is the Ground Rent calculated/apportioned?
- What is the right of appeal? And is this a documented process within the lease?
- Who bears the cost of the valuation (and appeal) process?
- Confirmation the review period is not less than twenty years

I am helping my aunt sell her house in Battersea. Will the conveyancer arrange the energy assessment or do I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was maintained a required part of selling a house. An EPC needs to be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers ordinarily arrange. If you are instructing a Battersea conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with long established local assessors

My wife and I buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Battersea. We would like to an extension at the rear at the house.Will legal conveyancing on the property involve enquiries to determine if these alterations are allowed?

Your conveyancer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Battersea can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain works or require the consent of a 3rd party. Some works need local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I have a mortgage with Leeds Building Society for my property in Battersea. Conveyancing has been completed months ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Leeds Building Society?

Your original mortgage agreement with Leeds Building Society will provide that you need their approval in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Leeds Building Society’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Leeds Building Society will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Leeds Building Society directly. You need not do this via a Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel lawyer.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property can not be found. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Battersea 10 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?

These day there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should be aware precisely where to find all the relevant documentation so you may buy or sell your house without a hitch. Where duplicates are not available, your solicitor can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities protecting you against possible claims on the premises.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Battersea is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Battersea are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Battersea you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Battersea 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.

I am looking to buy a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Battersea who is on the bank conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a Battersea or local Battersea conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the lender who carry out conveyancing in Battersea. We dont recommend any particular solicitor.

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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 practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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 non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Battersea specialising in commercial conveyancing in Battersea. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Battersea regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Battersea specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD

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