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Reasons to use our Crystal Palace conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Crystal Palace conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Crystal Palace home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 The organisations identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 Crystal Palace lawyers work in partnership with Crystal Palace estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing lender approved property lawyers conducting conveyancing in Crystal Palace regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other lawyers say it may be necessary to attend your lawyer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to include the postman into the equation.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Crystal Palace since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crystal Palace

Having been told to check out your service we were going to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Crystal Palace endorsed by you but have come across alternative estimates on the internet look cheaper – how come?

There are numerous conveyancers offering what appear to be the cheapest conveyancing in Crystal Palace. Our advice is to think twice as to how important this transaction is to you that want to take 'cheap' risks in relation to the quality of the legal work. Many of them list a cheap quote to tempt you but bury extra charges in the fine print..

My wife and I are purchasing a flat in Crystal Palace. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we have to deposit our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

My stepmother informed me that in purchasing a property in Crystal Palace there may be various restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external alterations to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Crystal Palace which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Crystal Palace should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

is it true that all Crystal Palace solicitors on the Barclays conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Barclays approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the firms would be regulated by the CLC.

Should my lawyer be making enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Crystal Palace.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Crystal Palace. Some people will acquire a house in Crystal Palace, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that may be initiated by the buyer or by their solicitors which can figure out the risks in Crystal Palace. The conventional set of information given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual question of the owner to find out if the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the seller, then a buyer could commence a compensation claim stemming from an inaccurate reply. A buyer’s conveyancers may also carry out an environmental report. This should higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be made.

How does conveyancing in Crystal Palace differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Crystal Palace come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Crystal Palace typically acquire 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 Crystal Palace or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Crystal Palace for my house move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

Members of the public can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training purposes.

Two months into buying a house in Crystal Palace. Conveyancing lawyer has told us the property is "Leasehold". Should this adversely affect our Santander valuation?

Crystal Palace conveyancing does not in most situations involve leasehold houses. The key factor here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If there are hundred of years years remaining with a nominal rent, it's almost the same as freehold, so it shouldn't impact the marketability significantly.

At the other extreme, if it's, say, 50 years it will have a adverse effect on the saleability, and most likely wouldn't be acceptable to the mortgage company. The length of lease and ground rent will be specified in the lease which should be made available to your conveyancing practitioner.

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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 buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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 be aware 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

Planning law solicitors in Crystal Palace regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Crystal Palace specialising in planning law. This could include advice on development on contaminated land
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG

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