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Top reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Forest Hill

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Forest Hill
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Forest Hill are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Forest Hill and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Forest Hill lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Forest Hill conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your sale or purchase
  • 4 Forest Hill property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Forest Hill home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 Forest Hill conveyancing lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Forest Hill since October 2021*

Disposal

of terraced residence, Beauval Road, SE22 8UQ completing on 12/10/2021 at a price of £1,483,333. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced premises, Colwell Road, SE22 8QP completing on 08/10/2021 at a price of £769,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Disposal

of apartment Gipsy Road SE27 9QT, at the agreed amount of £371,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi premises, Fawnbrake Avenue, SE24 0BG completing on 22/10/2021 at a price of £1,800,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest Hill

Having been recommended your organisation we were going to use a conveyancing solicitor in Forest Hill recommended by you but have come across some other fee calculations via the web appear less expensive – why is this?

There are lots of conveyancers marketing theoretically looks to be cut price. You should give due consideration as to how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to take 'cheap' risks with regard to the standard of the legal work. Many of them accentuate a bargain quote as a headline but conceal extra charges in the small print..

What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Forest Hill

It would be unwise to be seduced by the lowest Forest Hill conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.

Do I select a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Forest Hill?

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Forest Hill and Solicitor partnerships in Forest Hill who can help with your conveyancing We would stress that the two are regulated professionals specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. The two can conduct other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

It is not clear whether my bank requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Forest Hill bank branch on a couple of occasions and was reassured it wasn't an issue and they will lend. My Forest Hill conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called to say that they will not lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

Your conveyancer has to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook section two provisions for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

My wife and I purchased a 4 bedroom Georgian property in Forest Hill. Conveyancing solicitor represented 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. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be 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 Forest Hill and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.

I am looking for a flat up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Forest Hill I like with a park and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Forest Hill for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage that many years will likely be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

Given that I am about to part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a property in Forest Hill I wish to have a conversation with the conveyancer regarding thetransaction before appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?

Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the solicitor who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in Forest Hill.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a file number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for your conveyancing in Forest Hill should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

My husband and I are 3 weeks into a leasehold purchase having been directed to a firm by the selling agent to execute conveyancing in Forest Hill. I am am starting to be dissatisfied with the level of service. Could you help me find new lawyers?

They would have to be really poor to suggest replacing them. Has your loan offer been sent? If so you need to make them aware of the replacement conveyancer and ensure the offer are re-sent. Your new conveyancer needs to be on the lenders approved list to avoid added charges and delays. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool can assist you in finding a lender approved conveyancer for your home move in Forest Hill

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Forest Hill

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Forest Hill practicing 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

  • Frank Stimpson & Son, 179 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 1HR
  • May Morris & Co, 9b Perry Vale, London, SE23 2NE
  • Armstrong & Co, 2 Dartmouth Road, London, SE23 3XU
  • Hall & Co, 399 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8JN
  • Kingscourt Solicitors, 117 Catford Hill, London, SE6 4PR

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Forest Hill regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Forest Hill 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
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

Planning law solicitors in Forest Hill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Forest Hill specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG

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

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