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Reasons to use our Dulwich conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 The Dulwich conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Dulwich
  • 3 Experience means that Dulwich property lawyer have developed very good working relationships with Dulwich local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in Dulwich.
  • 4 Dulwich conveyancer are the key to a successful Dulwich home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Dulwich estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dulwich since June 2022*

Transfer

of flat Panmure Road SE26 6NA, at purchase consideration of £375,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Derby Hill, SE23 3YD completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £771,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Sale

of terraced property, Albion Villas Road, SE26 4DB completing on 29/06/2022 at a price of £1,482,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Acquisition

of flat Wood Vale SE23 3DS, purchased for £320,500. Leasehold conveyancing work included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dulwich

IfI was to purchase a freehold propertyin Dulwich mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no conveyancing searches how much could I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Dulwich?

Any savings you would make will be isolated to the costs for searches. Your property lawyer still got to do everything else - money laundering, communicating with your sellers solicitor, SDLT submission, register the property etc. You might save a bit for them not having to register a mortgage but it will not be significant.

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to instruct their panel lawyer as I would prefer to use a specialised conveyancing solicitor in Dulwich?

You should check but the the probability is that give you one of their panel lawyers where you take up the "fee-free" deal. Contact the bank to explore if they allow a cash alternative. Some banks have previously offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Dulwich.

I just acquired a house at auction in Dulwich. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?

Now that you have for in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you must find a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you will have a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the transaction. Every auction property will have a bespoke auction set of papers. This will include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the legal pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You must give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

My solicitor has informed me that chancel insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Dulwich?

The appropriate level of chancel indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and Skipton Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

My fiancee and I are in the throws of looking at apartments in Dulwich and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a property lawyer appointed at this stage? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Nationwide.

You should start obtaining conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the EA. As you are seeking a mortgage with Nationwide, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I have justbecome aware that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Dulwich for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I establish that my home is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to see if the property is registered to you, you can make 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 Dulwich conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Dulwich differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Dulwich come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Dulwich tend to acquire the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Dulwich or who has acted in the same development.

What can I expect to pay for conveyancing in Dulwich?

The total sum levied for Dulwich conveyancing charges are likely to be calculated at:

  1. a set fee; or
  2. an hourly rate (i.e. the time spent on the particular case).

In practice very few Dulwich conveyancing solicitors invoice on time basis

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Dulwich regulated by the SRA

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

  • Armstrong & Co, 2 Dartmouth Road, London, SE23 3XU
  • Monioro Less & Co, Suite 209, Regents House, 291 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, London, SE26 4QD
  • Rose Samuel Odele & Partners, 252 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, SE26 4NL
  • Hall & Co, 399 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8JN
  • Frank Stimpson & Son, 179 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 1HR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Dulwich regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Dulwich with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Dulwich. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Armstrong & Co, 2 Dartmouth Road, London, SE23 3XU
  • Hall & Co, 399 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8JN
  • Frank Stimpson & Son, 179 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 1HR
  • Bennett Welch & Co, Bank Chambers, Westow Hill, London, SE19 1TY
  • Charles Clarke & Co, 77 High Street, London, SE20 7HW

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Dulwich regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Dulwich 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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