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Reasons to use our Coulsdon conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Coulsdon has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 2 Chances are that the other side’s lawyers are located in Coulsdon - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 3 Coulsdon solicitors work in conjunction with Coulsdon estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 The organisations shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Coulsdon since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Coulsdon

Me and my fiancee are buying our first property. Our conveyancing practitioner has e-mailedto enquire if we want to order supplemental conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's needed for conveyancing in Coulsdon

The range of Coulsdon conveyancing searches should be triggered based primarily on the premises, the location, the possibility of any of these risks, your knowledge of the locality and risks, your overall appetite to risk. What matters is that you properly understand what information the searches could provide. Then you can make a decision if you consider that you need that information. Where you are in doubt, ask the conveyancing practitioner to provide guidance.

we are a couple who intend to purchase a purpose built flat in Coulsdon with a homeloan from TSB.We have a Coulsdon conveyancing practitioner but TSB informed us she’s not listed on their approved list of firms. we are left little option but to use a TSB panel firm or keep our local solicitor and fork out for one of their panel ones to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that TSB use our lawyer?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you contains terms and conditions, a common one being that conveyancers must be on the TSB approved list. in the past, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could find one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for TSB

How does conveyancing in Coulsdon differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Coulsdon contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Coulsdon usually 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Coulsdon or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one near me in Coulsdon I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Coulsdon for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

Am I better off to appoint a Coulsdon conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can handle the conveyancing but her office is 300kilometers away.

The primary upside of using a high street Coulsdon conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them if necessary. They will also have local intelligence which is a benefit. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and the majority were content that must outweigh using an unknown Coulsdon conveyancing lawyer just because they are Coulsdon based.

My husband and I may need to rent out our Coulsdon ground floor flat temporarily due to a career opportunity. We used a Coulsdon conveyancing firm in 2003 but they have closed and we did not think at the time seek any guidance as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

Even though your last Coulsdon conveyancing lawyer is not around you can review your lease to check if you are permitted to let out the apartment. The rule is that if the deeds are silent, subletting is allowed. There may be a precondition that you must obtain permission from your landlord or other appropriate person before subletting. This means you not allowed to sublet in the absence of first obtaining permission. The consent must not not be unreasonably turned down. If your lease does not allow you to sublet you should ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

I inherited a ground flat in Coulsdon. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for a lease extension?

Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to make a decision on the amount due.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Coulsdon flat is 223 Brighton Road in September 2013. The premium payable for the acquisition freehold of the properties should be £10,934 (Ten thousand,nine hundred and thirty four pounds) This case was in relation to 3 flats. The unexpired lease term was 75 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Coulsdon regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Coulsdon practicing in commercial conveyancing in Coulsdon. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Rowe Radcliffe, 139 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2NJ
  • Terence Flynn & Co, 26a Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2RA
  • Mcmillan Williams Solicitors Limited, M W House, 41 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2RB
  • Alfred James & Co Solicitors Llp, Alfred James House, 406a Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6AN
  • Anthony Leonard Associates, Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0XZ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Coulsdon regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Coulsdon but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Sutherland & Co , Crown House, KT20 7ST

Planning law solicitors in Coulsdon regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Coulsdon specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Cuff And Gough Llp, Lamborn Place, 26 High Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2LJ
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP

Neighboring Locations

Purley
Chipstead
Coulsdon
Netherne
Old Coulsdon

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