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Examples of recent conveyancing in Forestdale since July 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forestdale

Souldappointing a Forestdale conveyancing practitioner make the home moving process easier?

Forestdale is a special area, where local experience is a big bonus. The laid-back lifestyle has an upside – just not when it comes to your conveyancing. The conveyancers that we list host in-depth Forestdale knowledge with a positive, hands-onattitude that helps the conveyancing to progress with the minimum of fuss. It is a distinct advantage that they enjoy long term rapport with mortgage brokers, search providers, valuers and other Forestdale conveyancing practices

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Forestdale costs more?

Forestdale leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

I have 71 years unexpired on my lease and require a lease extension for my apartment in Forestdale. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 21/10/2019 the requirements read as follows :

70 years unexpired at application, 30 years at the end of the mortgage term, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Forestdale. Now, I need my files however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Forestdale of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am a negotiator for a busy estate agent office in Forestdale where we see a number of flat sales put at risk as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received contradictory information from local Forestdale conveyancing solicitors. Can you clarify whether the vendor of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities 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 start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser 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 sale.

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 have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a Forestdale conveyancing firm to assist?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Forestdale conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Forestdale flat is The Woodlands 95 Purley Park Road in April 2009. The Tribunals own valuation produced the figure of £37,912. This case was in relation to 6 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 78.32 years.

My conveyancing in Forestdale completes next Friday, however the sellers I am purchasing off wishes to move out on the Saturday afternoon. Do I accept this?

Where you are having a bank loan then your conveyancer will require that the premises arevacant on Friday - the bank will compel it.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Forestdale regulated by the SRA

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

  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • Gordon Gray, 133 Addington Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8LH
  • Manchesters, 21 Limpsfield Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 9LA
  • Sandom Robinson, Triumph House, Station Approach, Sanderstead Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PL
  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Forestdale regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Forestdale with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Forestdale. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • Gordon Gray, 133 Addington Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8LH
  • Sandom Robinson, Triumph House, Station Approach, Sanderstead Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PL
  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX
  • Alfred James & Co Solicitors Llp, Alfred James House, 406a Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6AN

Planning law solicitors in Forestdale regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Forestdale with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF

Neighboring Locations

Shirley
Addington
Selsdon
Forestdale
New Addington

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