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  • 1 The Kennington conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Kennington
  • 2 Kennington conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Kennington conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Kennington
  • 4 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Kennington selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Kennington property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kennington since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kennington

Can the conveyancing practitioners identified through your search tool execute auction conveyancing in Kennington?

There are a few auction solicitors we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Kennington is just one of hundreds of locations in which our lawyers have a presence.

I just bought a property at auction in Kennington. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Now that you have exchanged you should instruct a conveyancing lawyer quickly as you are facing a pending deadline in which to complete the deal. An auction property will have a corresponding legal pack. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold property the auction pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that your finances are organised to complete on the on the contractual date .

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the home moving as a first time purchaser of a ground floor flat in Kennington. Do I collect the keys to the premises on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Kennington?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the purchase money to the seller's conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be able to pick up the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

Are all Kennington Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel?

A selection of lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

I require fast conveyancing in Kennington as I am under an ultimatum to exchange contracts inside one month. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not getting a home loan you are at liberty not to have searches carried out although no solicitor would advise that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Kennington the following are instances of what can crop up and adversely impact the marketability of the property: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Charges, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

I am buying a new build apartment in Kennington. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Kennington

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply a car parking plan. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

I work for a busy estate agent office in Kennington where we have experienced a few leasehold sales put at risk due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given contradictory information from local Kennington conveyancing firms. Please can you confirm whether the seller of a flat can instigate the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has owned the lease 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 disposal of the property.

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 purchaser.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can a leaseholder make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Kennington conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to decide the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Kennington residence is Ground Floor Flat 39 Bronsart Road in May 2010. Following a vesting order by West London County Court the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal concluded that the price to be paid for the extended lease of the premises was Thirteen Thousand Two hundred pounds (£13,200) in accordance with the valuation. The extended lease was granted for a term of 90 years from the expiry date of the Lease and at a peppercorn ground rent from the date of the vesting order. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 74.77 years.

We are looking to purchase a repossessed house in Kennington and the mortgagee in possession require completion within a week. Do solicitors complete in this timeframe? Am I best advised to select a local Kennington firm or an online firm that advertises to complete quickly?

Attend your Kennington shopping parade. Go in to a couple of firms and ask to talk to a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Explain your needs and get assurances on deadlines. Appoint the one that comes across as most trustworthy. Make sure to choose a conveyancer on the panel of property lawyers who can act for your bank.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Kennington regulated by the SRA

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

  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Mcdonald & Co, Flat 40 Rivermill, 151 Grosvenor Road, London, SW1V 3JN
  • Eagle Solicitors, 163 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 4EZ
  • Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors, 70 St. Georges Square, London, SW1V 3RD
  • Hockfield And Co, 41 Reedworth Street, Kennington, London, SE11 4PQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kennington regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kennington specialising in commercial conveyancing in Kennington. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Mcdonald & Co, Flat 40 Rivermill, 151 Grosvenor Road, London, SW1V 3JN
  • Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors, 70 St. Georges Square, London, SW1V 3RD
  • Hockfield And Co, 41 Reedworth Street, Kennington, London, SE11 4PQ
  • Nag Law Solicitors Ltd, Unit 3, Holles House, Overton Road, London, SW9 7AP

Planning law solicitors in Kennington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kennington specialising in planning law. This could include advice on compulsory purchases in Kennington
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Keystone Law Limited, Second Floor Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HX
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW

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