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Examples of recent conveyancing in Blackheath since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Blackheath

I am six weeks into the sale of my ground floor flat in Blackheath and the EA has just text me to say that the purchasers are changing their law firm. The excuse is that the mortgage company will only work with property lawyers on their conveyancing panel. Why would a big named lender only work with certain solicitors rather the firm that they want to select to handle their conveyancing in Blackheath ?

Banks have always had panels of law firms they are willing to work with, but in the past few years big names such as Santander, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for more than 15 years.

Banks blame a rise in fraud by way of justification for the pruning – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. Banks tend not to reveal how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The purchasers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

The Blackheath conveyancing firm handling our Blackheath conveyancing has discovered a difference when comparing the information in the valuation report and what is in the conveyancing documents. My solicitor has advised that he must check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s approach correct?

Your conveyancing practitioner must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

I own a freehold house in Blackheath but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Blackheath and has limited impact for conveyancing in Blackheath 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 have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

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

My lawyer in Blackheath is not on the Birmingham Midshires Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to use my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Birmingham Midshires list of approved lawyers?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Blackheath solicitors but Birmingham Midshires will need to retain a lawyer on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional total conveyancing fees as well as cause frustration.
  2. Find a new lawyer to act in the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may affect a commercial premises in Blackheath?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Blackheath will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Blackheath. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Blackheath.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Blackheath it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to Blackheath commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Blackheath.

Do online conveyancing organisations cover everything a high street Blackheath solicitor does or must I use a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Blackheath?

If you use an online conveyancer they will undertake all the tasks your Blackheath solicitor will cover.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Blackheath regulated by the SRA

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

  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Cunningham Blake Solicitors, Spencer House, 3 Tranquil Vale, London, SE3 0BU
  • Whimsters, 72 Foyle Road, London, SE3 7RH
  • Jein Solicitors, Jein Buildings, 3 - 5 Lee High Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 5LD
  • Mandy Peters Solicitors, 345 Lee High Road, London, SE12 8RU

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Blackheath regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Blackheath but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG

Planning law solicitors in Blackheath regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Blackheath practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Llp, Tower Bridge House, St. Katharines Way, London, E1W 1AA

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

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