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Reasons to use our Charlton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Charlton will be carried out by a solicitor on your lender’s authorised panel.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Charlton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Charlton conveyancers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Charlton 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.
  • 5 The practices shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Charlton since February 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Charlton

Some advice if I may. My Charlton solicitor is assuring me that she is duty bound toconduct Charlton conveyancing searches asthe firm are on the Santanderconveyancing panel. Is my lawyer correct?

You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with a bank your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your property lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Charlton conveyancing searches.

Should our solicitor be raising enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Charlton.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Charlton. There are those who purchase a property in Charlton, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that may be initiated by the buyer or by their solicitors which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Charlton. The conventional set of property information forms given to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard question of the seller to find out whether the property has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer may bring a claim for damages as a result of such an incorrect reply. A buyer’s lawyers should also order an enviro report. This should higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be initiated.

How does conveyancing in Charlton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Charlton come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Charlton typically acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Charlton or who has acted in the same development.

Given that I will soon part with over three hundred thousand on a house in Charlton I would like to have a conversation with the lawyer concerning thetransaction in advance of giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

This is something that we encourage - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the lawyer who will be conducting your conveyancing in Charlton.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a file reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Charlton should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Charlton. Conveyancing and Nottingham Building Society mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing practitioner in Charlton who previously acted has long since retired. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to instruct a Charlton conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Charlton conveyancing firm to represent me?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to determine the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Charlton property is 73 Walerand Road in August 2012. the result of the findings of the Tribunal led to a premium to be paid for the extended lease in respect of Flat 73 in the sum of £10,040. The premium applicable in respect of Flat 85 was £5,710. This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 72 years.

Do I cancel the direct debit for my mortgage with Yorkshire BS once a completion date for my sale in Charlton has been set?

You are best advised to keep meeting any mortgage payments to Yorkshire BS until the mortgage is discharged on completion as part of your Charlton conveyancing.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Charlton

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Charlton specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Oasis Solicitors, 8 The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UD
  • Victory At Law Solicitors, 74a Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 0JU
  • Saviours Solicitors, 1a Barnard Close, London, SE18 6JQ
  • Atlantic Solicitors, Suite 209 Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, London, SE18 6PF
  • James Solicitors, Ground Floor, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Charlton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Charlton practicing in commercial conveyancing in Charlton. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Oasis Solicitors, 8 The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UD
  • Hudgell & Partners, 35-36 Market Street, London, SE18 6QP
  • James Solicitors, Ground Floor, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF
  • Whitehorse Solicitors, Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF
  • Atlantic Solicitors, Suite 209 Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, London, SE18 6PF

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Charlton 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
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF

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

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