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Main reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Kennington

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Kennington is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Kennington property lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 Notwithstanding what other sites advise it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute documents. There are various parties with engaged in a homemove without needing to include the postman into the equation.
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Kennington are familiar with the local concerns specific to Kennington and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Kennington lawyers work in conjunction with Kennington estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you require

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kennington since December 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kennington

We decided to go with a high street lawyer for my conveyancing in Kennington yesterday. Going through the fine print it is apparent thatwe are responsible for fees even if the dealdoes not proceed. Would I be best advised to instruct a web based conveyancing company promising no move no charge conveyancing in Kennington?

It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be higher to offset those cases that fail to complete. Do bear in mind that these deals tend not to protect you from expenses such as Kennington conveyancing search charges.

I purchased a freehold property in Kennington but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Kennington and has limited impact for conveyancing in Kennington but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.

I have just over seventy years unexpired on my lease and require a lease extension for my flat in Kennington. Conveyancing solicitors on the Chelsea Building Society panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 30/3/2020 the requirements read as follows :

85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Kennington with the aid of help to buy. The sellers would not move on the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not inform my lawyer about the side-deal as it may impact my mortgage with Virgin Money. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

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.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one close by in Kennington I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Kennington in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently been informed that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a leasehold house in Kennington. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Kennington are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Kennington in which case you should be shopping around for a Kennington conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the freeholder’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your conveyancer should appraise you on the various issues.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Kennington conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Where there is a absentee freeholder or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to judgment on the price payable.

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 related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 74.77 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kennington

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kennington with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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
  • Samuel Ross Solicitors, 253 Camberwell New Road, London, SE5 0TH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kennington regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kennington practicing in commercial conveyancing in Kennington. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Kennington specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Bircham Dyson Bell Llp, 50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL
  • 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

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