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5 reasons to use our service to assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Crystal Palace

  • 1 Crystal Palace conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Crystal Palace conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Crystal Palace have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Crystal Palace and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Crystal Palace conveyancers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Crystal Palace has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 There is a strong possibility the the lawyers for the other party are based in Crystal Palace - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Crystal Palace since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crystal Palace

I am not well enough to travel far from Crystal Palace. Is there a reason why all Crystal Palace conveyancing practitioners aren't included on all mortgage company panels?

Lenders highlight the fact that solicitor-led fraud is thought to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud annually.The elimination of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the Financial Services Authority in 2011. Its outcome included recommendations for lending institutions to review their conveyancing panels, which kicked off a major policy change in the sector. This led to mortgage companies removing less reputable firms off their official list of approved lawyers .

Our god-son is buying a newly built flat in Crystal Palace with a home loan from TSB. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the TSB conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the TSB conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Please explain the implications if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Yorkshire BS Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Crystal Palace?

The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

A friend suggested that if 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 sometimes 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 Crystal Palace Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Crystal Palace.

I am purchasing my first flat in Crystal Palace with a loan from Lloyds TSB Bank. The builders refused to budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The sale representative suggested that I not inform my solicitor about this deal as it would jeopardize my mortgage with Lloyds TSB Bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in Crystal Palace ahead of retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks tend not issue a loan on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Crystal Palace. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Crystal Palace to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Crystal Palace

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Crystal Palace specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Crystal Palace specialising in commercial conveyancing in Crystal Palace. This should 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Crystal Palace regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Crystal Palace but also conveyancing throughout 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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