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Reasons to use our Earlsfield conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Earlsfield solicitor are the key to a successful Earlsfield home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 2 Earlsfield conveyancers work in partnership with Earlsfield estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 3 Earlsfield property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Earlsfield conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are based in Earlsfield - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 5 Over the years Earlsfield lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Earlsfield local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Earlsfield.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Earlsfield since June 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Earlsfield

I am acquiring a house without a mortgage in Earlsfield. I have lived for the last 20 years in Earlsfield. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. Given that I have knowledge of the road and vicinity intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a mortgage, then the vast majority of the Earlsfield conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your conveyancer will try and steer you, no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches completed, but he has a professional duty to do this. Do take into account; if you are likely to dispose of the house in the future, it will be of relevance to your prospective buyer what the searches contain. There are plenty of instances where premises with no practical issues can still show up unexpected search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Earlsfield should provide you some practical guidance in this regard.

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Earlsfield?

If you are buying a property in Earlsfield your lawyer will ask you to provide them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the total price then this will be needed immediately in advance of exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer a couple of days ahead of the completion date.

I am looking to buy a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Earlsfield who is on the Barclays conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays in certain locations such as Earlsfield. We dont recommend any particular firm.

Me and my brother have a terraced Victorian house in Earlsfield. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and HSBC Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Earlsfield and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the position with the conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.

I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Earlsfield for my home move. Can I review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

You may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

I work for a long established estate agency in Earlsfield where we have witnessed a number of flat sales put at risk as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received inconsistent advice from local Earlsfield conveyancing solicitors. Could you confirm whether the seller of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a Earlsfield conveyancing firm to represent me?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the price payable.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Earlsfield property is 35 Trewint Street in February 2012. The Tribunal arrived at a premium of £32 425 for the freehold reversion. The matter was transferred back to the court for further consideration which required the applicants pay the premium (less any assessed costs) into court after which the court would execute a transfer of the freehold. This case affected 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 70.57 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Earlsfield

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Earlsfield specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Alen-buckley Llp, 2 Bennet Court, 1 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EG
  • Begum & Co, 93 East Hill, London, SW18 2QD
  • A E P Zaleski, 179-181 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LY
  • Bulcraigs, 2 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LS
  • Mcglennons Solicitors, 157 Arthur Road, London, London, SW19 8AD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Earlsfield regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Earlsfield with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Earlsfield. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Alen-buckley Llp, 2 Bennet Court, 1 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EG
  • A E P Zaleski, 179-181 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LY
  • Southfields Solicitors Limited, 1 West Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1RB
  • Bulcraigs, 2 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LS
  • Zgrp Limited, Park House, 158-160 Arthur Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 8AQ

Planning law solicitors in Earlsfield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Earlsfield specialising in planning law. This could include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD
  • Ashworths Solicitors Llp, The Old Exchange, 12 Compton Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7QD
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU

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

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