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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Cheam conveyancing

Reasons to use our Cheam conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Cheam
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Cheam regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Cheam and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 Cheam solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Cheam is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cheam since April 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cheam

When can the exchange of contracts occur in domestic conveyancing in Cheam and am I required to be at the solicitors branch?

If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Cheam you are invited in to sign documents. That being said, the firms we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The executing of the purchase agreement is not the important part. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the conveyancer to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Cheam)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

My lender has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Cheam but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Cheam or nearer to where I live. Are you able to assist?

Far from all Cheam conveyancing practices are on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Do make use of the above search tool to find a Cheam conveyancing conveyancer on the on the lender panel.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Cheam

There are two types of lawyers who can conduct conveyancing in Cheam namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals handle conveyancing services that required to complete the sale or purchase of property. They are both required to execute Cheam conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you can be sure that your conveyancing will be professionally carried out and that the requisite procedures should be appropriately followed.

I have instructed a Cheam conveyancer having checked that they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Nottingham will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nottingham will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Cheam postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Cheam.

I have finally had an offer on an apartment in Cheam agreed to, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on a flat, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other flats in the pipeline. I have selected a high street conveyancing solicitor in Cheam. What should be my next step? When do I get the mortgage application with Aldermore going?

It is normal to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then survey, Cheam conveyancing search fees, etc). The first thing to do is ensure that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Concerning the next stages this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market some home buyers would apply for the mortgage with Aldermore and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they request their solicitor to move forward with the conveyancing in Cheam.

I opted to have a survey done on a house in Cheam ahead of retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can look into this further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Cheam. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the sale of our £350,000 apartment in Cheam in 8 days. The managing agents has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Cheam?

For the majority of leasehold sales in Cheam conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Answering pre-exchange enquiries Where consent is required before sale in Cheam Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Cheam leasehold property is £350. For Cheam conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to provide answers.

After months of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Cheam. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Where there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to determine the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Cheam premises is 33 The Maisonettes Alberta Avenue in June 2014. the Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of a new lease be the sum of £20,680 (Twenty Thousand six hundred and eighty pounds). This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 60.43 years.

We have an offer in principle from Halifax who suggested that they will lend up to £300k. When do I need to appoint a practitioner for conveyancing? Cheam is where we plan to move to.

You can instruct a conveyancer now so that the solicitor can open the ledger so they can do their ID checks etc. If and when you wish them to start work you will be asked for a deposit usually approximately £225. That would normally be once you have the mortgage offer and survey results, nevertheless if you wish to speed matters you can start sooner albeit risking some money.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cheam regulated by the SRA

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

  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Copley Clark Llp, 36 Grove Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1BS
  • Porter & Co, 40 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4DA
  • Freedman Alexander Llp, 61 High Street, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1RX
  • Charmini Ravindran Law Ltd, 8 Lind Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4PJ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cheam

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cheam practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Copley Clark Llp, 36 Grove Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1BS
  • Craden Moore Solicitors, Chancery House, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1JB
  • Porter & Co, 40 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4DA
  • Freedman Alexander Llp, 61 High Street, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1RX

Planning law solicitors in Cheam regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cheam practicing in planning law. This should include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Cuff And Gough Llp, Lamborn Place, 26 High Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2LJ
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Jeremy Marozzi & Co Solicitors, 12 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NT

Neighboring Locations

Worcester Park
Sutton
Cheam
Belmont
Belmont
Banstead

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

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