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  • 1 The companies shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Bedford Hill regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative solicitors tell you it just might be necessary to pop into your solicitor to execute documents. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the mix.
  • 4 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Bedford Hill has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Excellent communication together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Bedford Hill home moves can be made significantly more stressful due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bedford Hill since February 2020*

Transfer

of terraced premises, Harberson Road, SW12 9QW completing on 06/03/2020 at a price of £1,130,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Sale

of semi property, Ormeley Road, SW12 9QE completing on 02/03/2020 at a price of £1,650,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries

Transfer

of flat Balham Grove SW12 8AZ, at purchase sum of £720,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title

Sale

of apartment Old Devonshire Road SW12 9RD, at the agreed consideration of £345,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bedford Hill

I was recommended to a lawyer who has given a fee estimate £1400 for fixed fee conveyancing in Bedford Hill. I’m hoping to downsize from a Edwardian house for £250,000. Is this expensive? Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Bedford Hill?

The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. If you shop around you may be able to reduce the fees marginally by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you maycome to regret choosing an an untested lawyer. If is important to check that the conveyancer can also act for your lender. You can employ our search tool to select a Bedford Hill conveyancing firm on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Bedford Hill.

I am under pressure from the owner of a property in Bedford Hill to complete within four weeks. What can be done to accelerate the buying process?

Where the seller is applying a tight deadline to exchange we would recommend that your solicitor is familiar with the location as they will have local connections and intelligence. It is possible that they would have handled previoushouses in the same neighbourhood. You would be best advised to use a Bedford Hill conveyancing firm. Second, check that the conveyancing firm is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is understood that just under twenty per cent of Bedford Hill conveyancing transactions are held up or derailed after finding out that a purchaser’s solicitor was not on their banks list of approved solicitors. In many cases this discovery resulted in the conveyancing being frustrated by as much as three weeks. It is said that this issue affects approximately one hundred thousand home sales every year. Almost all Bedford Hill conveyancing practices can not represent certain lenders so do check as early as possible.

I have Fifty Six years unexpired on my lease and require a lease extension for my apartment in Bedford Hill. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 23/5/2020 the requirements read as follows :

70 years unexpired at application, 30 years at the end of the mortgage term, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

Me and my brother own a semi-detached Georgian house in Bedford Hill. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Barnsley Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. Is it worth asking Barnsley Building Society to clarify?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Bedford Hill and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.

I am buying a new build house in Bedford Hill benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The property agent advised me not reveal to my conveyancer about this extras as it will affect my mortgage with Bank of Scotland. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Should local authority consent be needed to split a house into multiple appartments in Bedford Hill? This has been carried out to a property next door to my house in Bedford Hill and was not aware of the conversion until it was complete.

Planning permission is necessary for splitting a single house in Bedford Hill into flats but probably not for reverting once again to single dwelling-house so, in answer to your question, yes,a it is required.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bedford Hill

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Bedford Hill with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Regents & Co. Solicitors (solicitor-advocate), Unit 3, Hildreth Street Mews, London, London, SW12 9RZ
  • Sjs Solicitors, 82 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9AG
  • A-z Law Solicitors Limited, 198-200 Balham High Road, London, SW12 9BP
  • Andrew Croft & Co, 240 Balham High Road, London, London, SW17 7AW
  • John Williamson Ltd, 55 Carminia Road, London, SW17 8AJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bedford Hill regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bedford Hill with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Bedford Hill. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Regents & Co. Solicitors (solicitor-advocate), Unit 3, Hildreth Street Mews, London, London, SW12 9RZ
  • Sjs Solicitors, 82 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9AG
  • A-z Law Solicitors Limited, 198-200 Balham High Road, London, SW12 9BP
  • Andrew Croft & Co, 240 Balham High Road, London, London, SW17 7AW
  • John Williamson Ltd, 55 Carminia Road, London, SW17 8AJ

Planning law solicitors in Bedford Hill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Bedford Hill with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on tree preservation orders
  • 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
  • Ashworths Solicitors Llp, The Old Exchange, 12 Compton Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7QD

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

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