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Reasons to use our Brixton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Brixton has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 Brixton property lawyer are the key to a successful Brixton conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 3 No matter what any other companies say it may be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute documents. There are various parties with involved in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 Over the years Brixton conveyancer have developed valuable links with Brixton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in Brixton.
  • 5 Brixton conveyancers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brixton since November 2023*

Disposal

of flat Ferndale Road SW9 8AY, at buying amount of £618,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of flat Grove Lane SE5 8SL, at buying consideration of £400,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Conveyance

of apartment Wingate Square SW4 0AF, sold for £550,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced property, Langdale Close, SE17 3UF completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £580,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brixton

I am soon to complete buying a property in Brixton but as a result of damage from a small fire at the property I have managed to agree compensation from the vendor in the sum of six thousand pounds by way of a deduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of a side agreement yet Co-operative will not permit this. Should they have been approached?

Your conveyancer that is on a Co-operative approved list is duty bound to inform Co-operative of any amendments to the sale price. If you were to refuse your conveyancer to disclose the price change to Co-operative then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Co-operative and you would have to appoint a new solicitor for your conveyancing in Brixton.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Brixton. My lender is Nationwide Building Society

Nationwide Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 17/2/2024, the requirements read as follows :

Are all Brixton Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel?

A selection of lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of firms.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Brixton. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

I have finally had an offer on a flat in Brixton agreed to, the owners do nevertheless have a dependent purchase. The sellers have put an offer on somewhere, but it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other flats in the pipeline. I have chosen a high street conveyancing solicitor in Brixton. What do I do now? At what point should I apply for the mortgage with Nottingham?

It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (home loan application is approx £1k, then survey, Brixton conveyancing search charges, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Nottingham approved list. Regarding the subsequent stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market the majority of purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Nottingham and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they request their conveyancer to press on with the conveyancing in Brixton.

Should our conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Brixton.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Brixton. Some people will buy a property in Brixton, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that may be undertaken by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Brixton. The standard completed inquiry forms given to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard inquiry of the vendor to discover if the property has historically flooded. If the premises has been flooded in past and is not disclosed by the owner, then a purchaser could bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading reply. A buyer’s solicitors will also carry out an environmental search. This should higlight whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be made.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Brixton in advance of retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks will not issue a loan on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Brixton. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Brixton especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Brixton.

Do I need to have a meeting at the offices of the mortgage company conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Brixton as it will be easier to attend their offices if necessary.

As opposed to 15 years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Brixton.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Brixton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Brixton specialising in commercial conveyancing in Brixton. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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 note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Brixton but also conveyancing throughout 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

Planning law solicitors in Brixton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Brixton with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Deighton Pierce Glynn Limited, 8 Union Street, London, SE1 1SZ

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

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