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

Reasons to use our Copse Hill conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Copse Hill conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Copse Hill conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your home move
  • 2 Copse Hill property lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 3 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Copse Hill selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 No matter what any other sites advise it just might be necessary to attend your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without having to add the postman into the mix.
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Copse Hill lawyer have developed excellent connections with Copse Hill local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Copse Hill.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Copse Hill since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Copse Hill

What is the optimal way of identifying a reasonably priced conveyancing in Copse Hill?

Option 1 is to ask relatives who they would recommend.

Second, use a search tool on the web for conveyancing in Copse Hill. Call two or three listed and ask them to email you their conveyancing fees and speak to the lawyer who will conduct the conveyancing beforecommitting.

Option 3 is to make use of this site to assist you in finding the right solicitors for you based on your personal factors including location,deadlines, complications and who your intended lender is. Avoid the trap of appointing £100 conveyancing in Copse Hill

Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Copse Hill even where I’m not buying or selling a house, for example where I intend to acquire an office in Copse Hill with a loan from Santander?

Our search tool is primarily there to find domestic conveyancing solicitors in Copse Hill but we have set out at the bottom of this page a few Copse Hill commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the company directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Santander

We're in Copse Hill, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Clydesdale , and our lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no property lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

I happen to be the only beneficiary of my late father’s estate and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in Copse Hill. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in March. I plan to dispose of the property. I do know about the CML 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership may be treated the same way as if I'd bought the house in March. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you may be impacted by that. How practical a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the lender as this obligation primarily exists to identify subsales or the quick reselling of properties.

Can I be sure that the Copse Hill conveyancing solicitor on the Skipton panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Copse Hill seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing.

Having digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Copse Hill solicitor - who is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Lloyds will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Lloyds 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 conveyancer 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 Copse Hill postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Lloyds, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Copse Hill.

I am looking for a flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Copse Hill I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Copse Hill for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage that many years will be an issue. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

I only have Fifty years remaining on my flat in Copse Hill. I now wish to extend my lease but my landlord is missing. What options are available to me?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the magistrate. You will be obliged to prove that you have made all reasonable attempts to locate the lessor. In some cases a specialist would be useful to carry out a search and prepare a report which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor in relation to devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Copse Hill.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Copse Hill conveyancing firm to help?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Copse Hill conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Copse Hill flat is 83 Balvernie Grove in February 2012. The Tribunal assessed the price to be paid by the leaseholder to the freeholder for the lease extension pursuant to section 48 of the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993 should be£16,603.00 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 69.32 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Copse Hill regulated by the SRA

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

  • C L Clemo & Co, 88 Copse Hill, London, SW20 0EF
  • Michael & Company, 75 Cottenham Park Road, London, SW20 0DR
  • Burnley Jones Bate & Co, 7 Approach Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BA
  • Pamela Clemo & Co, 146 Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7DE
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Copse Hill regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Copse Hill with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Copse Hill. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • C L Clemo & Co, 88 Copse Hill, London, SW20 0EF
  • Michael & Company, 75 Cottenham Park Road, London, SW20 0DR
  • Burnley Jones Bate & Co, 7 Approach Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BA
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Peacock & Co, 94 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5EG

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Copse Hill regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Copse Hill but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA

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

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