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Examples of recent conveyancing in Crofton Park since May 2019*

Sale

of terraced property, Parbury Road, SE23 1NZ completing on 17/05/2019 at a price of £792,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of apartment Brookdale Road SE6 4JP, at a price of £280,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries

Conveyance

of flat Stanstead Road SE23 1BZ, purchased for £366,150. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Purchase

of apartment Devonshire Road SE23 3ND, purchased for £352,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crofton Park

I have just started taking steps with the intention of swapping over from my domestic loan to a Buy to Let Barnsley Building Society mortgage. The bank has said that I need a lawyer as part of the process. I spoke to my former Crofton Park conveyancing firm who who completed the conveyancing when I originally bought the house. The fee calculation sent of just over five hundred pounds has shocked me as its a remortgage than a sale or purchase.

The charges are a tad high. Where you are happy to spend time scrutinising quotes you could shave off some of the expense by as much as £125. That being said, if you were happy with the service the firm provided you maylive to regret choosing an a cheaper conveyancer. Remember to be sure that the solicitor can also act for Barnsley Building Society. Do employ our search tool to choose a Crofton Park conveyancing firm on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Crofton Park.

The owners of the house we are looking to purchase have instructed a conveyancing solicitor in Crofton Park who has suggested a preliminary contract with a deposit of 5k. Are such agreements sensible?

There are a couple of main downsides with executing a lock out agreement (sometimes termed a shut-out contract) is that it diverts attention away from making progress with the conveyancing process, so in the absence of it needing limited or no negotiation then it could turn out to be a hindrance. It is not particularly popular amongst Crofton Park conveyancing practitioners as a result. The other main issue is the extent of the remedies available - an aggrieved purchaser is extremely unlikely to secure an injunction to bar the owner disposing of the property to a third party, so the only remedy open via the contract will be the recovery of abortive costs and, in limited situations, the extra payment of penalties.

I am assisting my step-mother sell her house in Crofton Park. Does the conveyancer order the energy performance certificate or it is for the seller to coordinate?

Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy assessments was retained a mandatory component of selling a property. An energy performance certificate must be commissioned in advance of the property being marketed. It is not a task that solicitors normally arrange. If you are using a Crofton Park conveyancing solicitor they might help arrange energy assessments given their contacts with reputable Crofton Park providers

is it true that all Crofton Park conveyancing solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the SRA. The majority of mortgage companies do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Crofton Park. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £175. Soon after, the lawyer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Leeds Building Society panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I have been told that property searches are a common cause of delay in Crofton Park house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Crofton Park.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have since been informed that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Crofton Park. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Crofton Park ?

The majority of houses in Crofton Park are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Crofton Park so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Crofton Park conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the landlord’spermission to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.

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

in cases where there is a missing landlord 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 First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to assess the price.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Crofton Park residence is Flat b 14 Kemble Road in May 2014. The Tribunal assessed the value of the premium payable for the lease extension to be £9,761 This case related to 1 flat.

I'm selling a house in Crofton Park. I can find my conveyancer's company on the Law Society's list, but I can't locate my lawyer's name as listed on the regulator's website. Should I be concerned?

Not all staff in the law firm must be listed by the regulator. As long there is a manager qualified to 'oversee' the work, the actual day-to-day activity can be conducted by unlicensed staff.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Crofton Park regulated by the SRA

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

  • Dpna Solicitors, 77 Ladywell Road, London, SE13 7JA
  • Parker Arrenberg Limited, 37 Rushey Green, London, SE6 4AS
  • Frank Stimpson & Son, 179 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 1HR
  • Kingscourt Solicitors, 117 Catford Hill, London, SE6 4PR
  • Francis Solicitors, 171 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6AA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Crofton Park

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Crofton Park specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Waterdenes Solicitors, 367 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2AG
  • Dpna Solicitors, 77 Ladywell Road, London, SE13 7JA
  • Bridges Solicitors, 5 Turnham Road, Brockley, London, London, SE4 2HH
  • Astute Legal Solicitors, 22b Catford Hill, Catford, London, SE6 4PX
  • Morrison Spowart Ltd, 191 - 193 Rushey Green, Catford, London, SE6 4BD

Planning law solicitors in Crofton Park regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Crofton Park with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW

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