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Conveyancing in Elmers End : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Elmers End conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The companies identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Elmers End are familiar with the local issues specific to Elmers End and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Elmers End
  • 4 Regardless alternative lawyers may claim it could be necessary to attend your conveyancer to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a homemove without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 5 Excellent communication together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Elmers End property deals can become significantly more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Elmers End since July 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Elmers End

As a FTB what is the most important piece of guidance you can give me regarding purchase conveyancing in Elmers End?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Elmers End and elsewhere in South East London is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the seller, selling agent and sometimes the lender. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Elmers End an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the legal process whose responsibility is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.

There is a distinct emergence of a "blame" culture- someone must be at fault for the process being so protracted. You your first instinct should be to trust your conveyancer ahead of the other parties when it comes to the legal assignment of property.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Elmers End. I need to find out whether they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Can you assist?

You should phone your solicitor and ask them if they are on the lender panel. Otherwise please call Aldermore who may be able to help.

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of hinderance in Elmers End house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Elmers End.

I am buying a new build house in Elmers End benefiting from help to buy. The builders would not reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The estate agent suggested that I not disclose to my lawyer about the deal as it may jeopardize my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

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'm converting the mortgage on my existing home to a buy to let loan with Britannia and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on another house. The neighborhood we are interested in is Elmers End. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the two deals?

Make use of our search tool on this page to be sure that the solicitors are approved by both banks. Having checked that they are the conveyancer should be able to simultaneously deal with the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you solicitor and specify your expectations and requirements.

I am employed by a reputable estate agent office in Elmers End where we see a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Elmers End conveyancing solicitors. Could you confirm whether the seller of a flat can initiate the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

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 purchaser.

I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Elmers End. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for a lease extension?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Elmers End conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Elmers End flat is Flats 55, 67 & 70 Melbourne Court Anerley Road in July 2013. The tribunal calculated that the premium for the extended lease at £48,366.00 for at 55, and £88,329.00 for ats 67 and 70 combined. This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 26.38 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Elmers End

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Elmers End with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Deton Solicitors, 28 Portland Road, South Norwood, London, London, SE25 4PF
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU
  • Haider Kennedy Legal Services Ltd, 25 Station Road, London, SE25 5AH
  • Kirvan Bond Solicitors, 107 High Street, Penge, London, SE20 7DT
  • Pritchard Joyce & Hinds, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Elmers End regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Elmers End specialising in commercial conveyancing in Elmers End. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU
  • Kirvan Bond Solicitors, 107 High Street, Penge, London, SE20 7DT
  • Charles Clarke & Co, 77 High Street, London, SE20 7HW
  • Pritchard Joyce & Hinds, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN
  • A Ransley Limited, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Elmers End regulated by the CLC

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