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Reasons to use our Forest Hill conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Forest Hill lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Forest Hill conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing
  • 2 Forest Hill property lawyers work in partnership with Forest Hill estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you require
  • 3 Our site is the first site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Forest Hill will be conducted by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s member panel.
  • 4 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Forest Hill has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 5 Personal touch and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Forest Hill property deals can be made significantly more complicated because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Forest Hill since May 2019*

Sale

of flat Devonshire Road SE23 3ND, at purchase sum of £352,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Hengrave Road, SE23 3NW completing on 10/05/2019 at a price of £822,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of terraced property, Canonbie Road, SE23 3AP completing on 10/05/2019 at a price of £1,000,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of house premises, Westwood Park, SE23 3QH completing on 13/05/2019 at a price of £765,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest Hill

Our conveyancer has uncovered a a problem with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Forest Hill. The other side have offered title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our property lawyer has advised that he must check that the mortgage company is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the bank?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your conveyancing practitioner will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

How do I check that the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Forest Hill is on the mortgage lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for The Mortgage Works thus spending £175.00 in additional conveyancing invoice.

You should take advantage of the search tool on this page. Pick the mortgage company and type ‘Forest Hill’ or your preferred area and you will see a number of lawyer located in Forest Hill or nearest you.

It has been three months since my purchase conveyancing in Forest Hill concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Forest Hill before instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders may not grant a mortgage on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Forest Hill. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Forest Hill especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Forest Hill.

Last February I purchased a leasehold flat in Forest Hill. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Following years of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Forest Hill. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

if there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Forest Hill property 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 remaining number of years on the lease was 61.81 years.

What can I expect to pay for conveyancing in Forest Hill?

Almost all Forest Hill conveyancing firms will charge a standard fee. Where additional work arise during the transaction your lawyer is obliged disclose to you in writing of such extra charges for any work as soon as it becomes foreseeable. Some work on a no sale no fee principle, others will levy an bill for a fraction of the agreed charges, according to the point at which the deal fails.

We would recommend that you seek various firms to send you an estimate.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Forest Hill

The firms listed below are a small selection 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 wrongful eviction

  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Forest Hill regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Forest Hill but also conveyancing throughout 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 solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Forest Hill practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Forest Hill
  • 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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