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Logical reasons to let us assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Forest Hill

  • 1 Using a high street Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Forest Hill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Forest Hill conveyancers work in conjunction with Forest Hill estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 Our site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Forest Hill will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s authorised panel.
  • 5 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal connections with Forest Hill estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Forest Hill since January 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest Hill

Willinstructing a Forest Hill conveyancing practice make the legal process smoother?

In the main conveyancing practitioners in your neck of the woods will enjoy good relationships with your local authority, which can assist with your Forest Hill conveyancing searches that your lawyer will inevitably need. It can only assist if they have strong relationships with the Local Land Registry Office your area Forest Hill, other lawyers in the neighbourhood and Forest Hill Estate Agents.

Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Forest Hill even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance if I intend to buy an office in Forest Hill with a mortgage from Barnsley Building Society?

Our search tool is primarily there to help choose residential conveyancing solicitors in Forest Hill but we have listed towards the end of this page a selection of Forest Hill commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the company directly to see if they can also act for Barnsley Building Society

There are plenty of conveyancing solicitors in Forest Hill but how do I know who's good?

Do not opt for the cheapest Forest Hill conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay 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 go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I am planning to move home in July. Should my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you recommend a removal company in Forest Hill. Conveyancing lawyer was found before I stumbled across this page.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to pick up the keys from the property agent however this can only take place once the sellers solicitors confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. You can inform the removal men that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to recommend a specific removal company but can assist you in choosing a residential property solicitor in Forest Hill or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Forest Hill.

I am expecting a AIP from TSB this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do TSB recommend any Forest Hill solicitors on the TSB conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Forest Hill solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the TSB conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and TSB through the process.

My wife and I purchased a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Forest Hill. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Barnsley Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. Is it worth asking Barnsley Building Society to clarify?

You need to review 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 owner 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 remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Forest Hill prior to instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to give a mortgage on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Forest Hill. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Forest Hill especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Forest Hill.

I am employed by a reputable estate agency in Forest Hill where we have experienced a number of flat sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Forest Hill conveyancing solicitors. Could you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can initiate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease 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 proposed purchaser 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 prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

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.

Having spent years of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Forest Hill. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to arrive at the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Forest Hill premises is Flat 1 40-42 Ewelme Road in August 2012. the Tribunal assessed the premium for the lease extension in the sum of £11,800 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 61.81 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Forest Hill

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Forest Hill practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Forest Hill regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Forest Hill specialising in commercial conveyancing in Forest Hill. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Frank Stimpson & Son, 179 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 1HR
  • Armstrong & Co, 2 Dartmouth Road, London, SE23 3XU
  • Hall & Co, 399 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8JN
  • Bridges Solicitors, 5 Turnham Road, Brockley, London, London, SE4 2HH
  • Glazer Delmar, 27-31 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 9ET

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

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Forest Hill practicing in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • 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

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