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Logical reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Copse Hill

  • 1 Using a a family Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in appointing a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Copse Hill property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Copse Hill home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 3 Solicitor conveyancing firms have extremely good personal connections with Copse Hill selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 The Copse Hill conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Copse Hill
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Copse Hill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Copse Hill since April 2019*

Sale

of detached residence residence, Grange Park Place, SW20 0EE completing on 10/05/2019 at a price of £1,800,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of house premises, Cottenham Drive, SW20 0TD completing on 10/05/2019 at a price of £1,000,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Purchase

of flat Parkfields Avenue SW20 0QS, purchased for £455,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Transfer

of terraced property, Coombe Lane, SW20 0BD completing on 18/04/2019 at a price of £920,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Copse Hill

Do the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site conduct right to buy conveyancing in Copse Hill?

We do have numerous conveyancing lawyers who can conduct right to buy conveyancing matters Please get in touch with us to secure a conveyancing quote.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Copse Hill is more expensive?

Copse Hill leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

We are planning to purchase with Earl Shilton BS. We have called around locally yet cant to find a Copse Hill conveyancing firm on the Earl Shilton BS approved list. Please you help?

You should take advantage of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this site. Pick the mortgage company and type Copse Hill or your preferred area and you will discover a number of lawyer based in Copse Hill or nearest you.

How does conveyancing in Copse Hill differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Copse Hill come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Copse Hill tend to buy 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 property lawyers 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 Copse Hill or who has acted in the same development.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Copse Hill conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Copse Hill conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Copse Hill property 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.

What are the common defects that you come across in leases for Copse Hill properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Copse Hill is not unique. Most leases are individual and drafting errors can result in certain sections are wrong. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Insurance obligations

You could have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Lloyds TSB Bank, Chelsea Building Society, and Alliance & Leicester all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

Our conveyancer in Copse Hill has discovered a defect with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Copse Hill. The seller’s lawyers have suggested title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our lawyer says that as he is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel he must ensure that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the lender?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the mortgage company are the client. A precondition to being on the bank approved panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that the mortgage company can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Copse Hill regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Copse Hill practicing in commercial conveyancing in Copse Hill. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Copse Hill regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note 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

Planning law solicitors in Copse Hill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Copse Hill practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX
  • Capsticks Solicitors Llp, 1 St. Georges Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4DR
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Jeremy Marozzi & Co Solicitors, 12 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NT

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

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