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Reasons to use our Greenwich conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Greenwich conveyancing lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Personal touch and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Greenwich property deals can become a lot more complicated as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Greenwich will be conducted by a solicitor on your lender’s member panel.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers tell you it just might be important to pop into your solicitor to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 Greenwich lawyers work in conjunction with Greenwich estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times

Examples of recent conveyancing in Greenwich since June 2022*

Purchase

of flat Westcombe Park Road SE3 7QX, sold for £400,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of house residence, Annandale Road, SE10 0JZ completing on 11/07/2022 at a price of £1,195,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of flat Ruthin Road SE3 7SL, purchased for £318,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of flat Stratheden Road SE3 7TE, at the agreed amount of £640,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Greenwich

Much to our surprise we have been told by our estate agent that my Greenwich the law firm I have appointed is not on the mortgage company Solicitor panel. How can I check?

You need to contact your Greenwich conveyancer. You lawyer should notify you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your bank.

Do the conveyancing solicitors identified through your search app handle right to buy conveyancing in Greenwich?

We have identified plenty of conveyancing experts carrying out right to buy transactions Please get in touch with us in order to get a conveyancing quote.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Greenwich is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Greenwich and South East London usually necessitates additional hours of investigation compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes checking the lease terms, liaising with the landlord about serving required notices, securing current service charge and management information, procuring the landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different leaseholders have owned the lease since it was first granted.

We are aiming to move home in October. Should my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Greenwich. Conveyancing lawyer was organised before I stumbled across your page.

On the afternoon of completion you can pick up the keys from the selling agent but this can only occur after the vendors lawyers advise the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be handed over. You will need to advise the removal men that they can start moving you in. We do not recommend a specific removal company but can help you choose a conveyancing in Greenwich or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Greenwich.

Are all Greenwich Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing list of approved solicitors?

It is true that some banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their panels.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Aldermore. I assume I don't need a Greenwich property lawyer on the Aldermore panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Aldermore mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Aldermore mortgage from the register. Aldermore, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Aldermore has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Aldermore has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Aldermore mortgage has been paid off.

I am buying a new build flat in Greenwich. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Greenwich

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on our sale of a £175,000 apartment in Greenwich on Wednesday in a week. The freeholder has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Greenwich?

Greenwich conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes usually necessitates the purchaser’s conveyancer submitting questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to these enquiries most will be content to do so. They are at liberty to invoice a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it exceeds £800. The administration charge required by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the invoice is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that you have little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.

I own a first flat in Greenwich. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Greenwich conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Greenwich premises is 73 Walerand Road in August 2012. the result of the findings of the Tribunal led to a premium to be paid for the extended lease in respect of Flat 73 in the sum of £10,040. The premium applicable in respect of Flat 85 was £5,710. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 72 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Greenwich regulated by the SRA

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

  • Whimsters, 72 Foyle Road, London, SE3 7RH
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Cunningham Blake Solicitors, Spencer House, 3 Tranquil Vale, London, SE3 0BU
  • Grant Saw Solicitors Llp, 1st Floor, Norman House, 110-114 Norman Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9EH
  • Oasis Solicitors, 8 The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Greenwich regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Greenwich with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Greenwich. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Cunningham Blake Solicitors, Spencer House, 3 Tranquil Vale, London, SE3 0BU
  • Brown And Co. Solicitors, Athelney House, 161- 165 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, London, SE10 8JA
  • Grant Saw Solicitors Llp, 1st Floor, Norman House, 110-114 Norman Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9EH
  • Oasis Solicitors, 8 The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UD

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Greenwich regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Greenwich but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG

Neighboring Locations

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

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