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Reasons to use our Brixton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Brixton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal links with Brixton estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Chances are that the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Brixton - if so sets of lawyers will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Brixton has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Personal touch together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Brixton property deals can become a lot more complicated because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brixton since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brixton

My partner and I are planning to acquire a house in Brixton and have instructed a Brixton conveyancing practice. Within the past 48 hours our solicitor has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with a view to exchanging next week. Bank of Scotland have this evening contacted us to inform me that they have now hit a problem as our Brixton lawyer is not on their conveyancing panel. Please explain?

Where you are buying a property requiring a mortgage it is standard for the purchasers' lawyers to also act for the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the bank's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Brixton lawyers, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

My husband and I are refinancing our penthouse in Brixton with Barclays. We have a son 18 who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the apartment is forfeited by the lender. I have a couple of questions (1) Is this document specific to the Barclays conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 5 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Barclays. This is solely used to protect Barclays if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Barclays had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

My friend recommended that where I am purchasing in Brixton I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Brixton conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Brixton around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Brixton Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Brixton.

Just bought a semi-detached house in Brixton , how long will it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my ownership? My Brixton conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be certain that my purchase is recorded.

As far as conveyancing in Brixton is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry have to notify any 3rd parties. As of today approximately 80% of such applications are fully dealt with within 12 days but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Registration takes place once the purchaser is living at the property therefore registration formalities is not typically top priority yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I am purchasing a new build house in Brixton with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The property agent suggested that I not reveal to my conveyancer about this side-deal as it could put at risk my loan with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Brixton. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Brixton. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to assess the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Brixton property is 66 Southwell Road in March 2012. By Order of Deputy District Judge Stone dated 25 January 2012 a vesting order was made. The determination of the purchase price was referred to the Tribunal who decided that the amount payable for the freehold should be£29,612.00 This case affected 3 flats. The unexpired term was 72.58 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Brixton

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Brixton 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

  • Asr Solicitors, 35 Gresham Road, London, London, SW9 7NU
  • Wainwright & Cummins Llp, 57-61 Atlantic Road, London, London, SW9 8PU
  • Peter Thomson, 203 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8RZ
  • Lambeth Solicitors, 463-465 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, London, SW9 8HL
  • Chris & Co Solicitors, Ground Floor, Suite 13, Eurolink Business Centre, 49 Effra Road, London, London, SW2 1BZ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Brixton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brixton specialising in commercial conveyancing in Brixton. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Asr Solicitors, 35 Gresham Road, London, London, SW9 7NU
  • Wainwright & Cummins Llp, 57-61 Atlantic Road, London, London, SW9 8PU
  • Peter Thomson, 203 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8RZ
  • Lambeth Solicitors, 463-465 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, London, SW9 8HL
  • Justice And Law Solicitors, Unit 35b Eurolink Business Ce, 49 Effra Road, London, SW2 1BZ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Brixton regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Brixton but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

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

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