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  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Elmers End - if so sets of conveyancers will be less confrontational
  • 2 This site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Elmers End will be conducted by a solicitor on your lender’s authorised panel.
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Elmers End are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Elmers End and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 4 The practices shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Elmers End is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Elmers End since December 2018*

Transfer

of flat Langley Road BR3 4AH, at purchase sum of £237,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of house premises, Harrington Road, SE25 4NE completing on 17/12/2018 at a price of £410,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Clock House Road, BR3 4LA completing on 07/12/2018 at a price of £458,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Transfer

of apartment Birkbeck Road BR3 4SX, at buying sum of £244,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Elmers End

Me and my partner are buying a 2 bedroom apartment in Elmers End with a mortgage. We have a Elmers End conveyancer, but the mortgage company says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel firms or keep our Elmers End solicitor and pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. We consider that this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Elmers End conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Finally the sale completed on my house in Elmers End last December yet the purchaser is texting me to moan that their solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

Following your house sale your solicitor should send the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. If applicable, your lawyer should also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities just for conveyancing in Elmers End.

How does conveyancing in Elmers End differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Elmers End approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because house builders in Elmers End typically purchase the site, 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 Elmers End or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Elmers End prior to appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor has said that some lenders will not give a loan on such a premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Halifax. If you contact us we can investigate further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Elmers End. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Elmers End especially if they are familiar with such properties in Elmers End.

How easy is it to transfer to a new solicitor as I have to choose one who is on the Accord Mortgages Ltd conveyancing list. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Elmers End five minutes from me but the firm is not approved by Accord Mortgages Ltd

It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Elmers End on the Accord Mortgages Ltd panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Elmers End. In utilising search facility on this page, you can scrutinise charges for conveyancing solicitors in Elmers End and beyond.

I am employed by a busy estate agent office in Elmers End where we have experienced a few flat sales put at risk due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received inconsistent advice from local Elmers End conveyancing firms. Can you clarify whether the owner of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible 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 given up negotiating a lease extension in Elmers End. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to judgment on the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Elmers End residence 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 26.38 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Elmers End regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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
  • Charles Clarke & Co, 77 High Street, London, SE20 7HW
  • A Ransley Limited, Kelsey House, 77 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Elmers End

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Elmers End specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Elmers End regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note 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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