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5 reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Crystal Palace

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Crystal Palace selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Crystal Palace property lawyers work in partnership with Crystal Palace estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Crystal Palace will be carried out by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s member panel.
  • 4 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party have offices in Crystal Palace - if so both parties will be familiar
  • 5 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Crystal Palace since June 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crystal Palace

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Crystal Palace but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Crystal Palace and has limited impact for conveyancing in Crystal Palace but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of new rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.

We're in Crystal Palace, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Aldermore , and our solicitor is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor 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.

A friend advised me that where I am purchasing in Crystal Palace I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Crystal Palace conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Crystal Palace around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Crystal Palace.

I have recentlybecome aware that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Crystal Palace for a purchase of a freehold house 9 months ago. How can I check that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Crystal Palace conveyancing specialists.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Crystal Palace. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Crystal Palace

    Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently been informed that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a leasehold house in Crystal Palace. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Crystal Palace ?

Most houses in Crystal Palace are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Crystal Palace so you should seriously consider looking for a Crystal Palace conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the landlord’sconsent to carry out alterations. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Crystal Palace

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Crystal Palace practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Bennett Welch & Co, Bank Chambers, Westow Hill, London, SE19 1TY
  • Amphlett Lissimore Bagshaws Llp, Greystoke House, 80-86 Westow Street, London, London, SE19 3AF
  • Rose Samuel Odele & Partners, 252 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, SE26 4NL
  • Monioro Less & Co, Suite 209, Regents House, 291 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, London, SE26 4QD
  • Kirvan Bond Solicitors, 107 High Street, Penge, London, SE20 7DT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Crystal Palace regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Crystal Palace with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Crystal Palace. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Bennett Welch & Co, Bank Chambers, Westow Hill, London, SE19 1TY
  • Amphlett Lissimore Bagshaws Llp, Greystoke House, 80-86 Westow Street, London, London, SE19 3AF
  • Charles Clarke & Co, 77 High Street, London, SE20 7HW
  • Kirvan Bond Solicitors, 107 High Street, Penge, London, SE20 7DT
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Crystal Palace regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Crystal Palace but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG

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

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