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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Kenley’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Kenley.

Reasons to use our Kenley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Kenley conveyancer are the key to a successful Kenley home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 Kenley conveyancers work in partnership with Kenley estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you require
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Kenley selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 The Kenley conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Kenley
  • 5 Using a local Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personalised service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kenley since June 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kenley

Is it the case that all Kenley solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Leeds Building Society approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some lenders do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be overseen by the CLC.

I have paid off my mortgage with Virgin Money. I assume I don't need a Kenley conveyancer on the Virgin Money panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Virgin Money 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 Virgin Money mortgage from the register. Virgin Money, 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 Virgin Money has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Virgin Money has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Virgin Money mortgage has been paid off.

I have a mortgage with Kent Reliance for my property in Kenley. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Kent Reliance?

You must advise Kent Reliance before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Kent Reliance’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Kent Reliance directly. You need not do this via a Kent Reliance conveyancing panel firm.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Kenley with a mortgage from Chelsea Building Society. The builders refused to move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not reveal to my solicitor about this extras as it will jeopardize my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Kenley before appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders may not grant a loan on this type of property.

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 investigate further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Kenley. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

What does commercial conveyancing in Kenley cover?

Kenley conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide array of guidance, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

We're new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent informed us that the owners will only issue a contract if we appoint the agent's recommended solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Kenley

It is unlikely the owners are behind this. If they require ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated purchaser is not the way to achieve this. Contact the owners directly and explain that (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to use your preferred Kenley conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn their estate agent a kickback or meet his conveyancing thresholds demanded by corporate headquarters.

Should one remove a departed person's name from the title deeds for a house in Kenley?

Where a Kenley property is jointly owned and one of the proprietors passes away, the name will not immediately be removed from the title deeds. You are not required to remove their name as in the event of a disposal you would just need to evidence why the co proprietor is not a party to the transfer, ordinarily this takes the form of the probate documents.

With a view to making things smoother in the future you can arrange to have the deceased name removed from the title entries by applying to HM Land Registry with proof of the death. There is no charge from the Registry for this service.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kenley

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kenley with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Awan Solicitors, 32 Pondfield Road, Kenley, Surrey, CR8 5JX
  • Forman Limited, Palmerston House, 814 Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2BR
  • Sandom Robinson, Triumph House, Station Approach, Sanderstead Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PL
  • Rowe Radcliffe, 139 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2NJ
  • Alfred James & Co Solicitors Llp, Alfred James House, 406a Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6AN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kenley regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kenley specialising in commercial conveyancing in Kenley. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Sandom Robinson, Triumph House, Station Approach, Sanderstead Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PL
  • Rowe Radcliffe, 139 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2NJ
  • Alfred James & Co Solicitors Llp, Alfred James House, 406a Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6AN
  • Terence Flynn & Co, 26a Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2RA
  • Mcmillan Williams Solicitors Limited, M W House, 41 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2RB

disposing of a home in Kenley is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Solicitor instructed by the owners on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the lawyer retained by the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional questions from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

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

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