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Main reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Lewisham

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Lewisham - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Lewisham estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Lewisham property lawyers work in conjunction with Lewisham estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 4 Lewisham property lawyer are the key to a successful Lewisham conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 5 Excellent communication and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Lewisham property deals can be made a lot more stressful as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lewisham since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewisham

My solicitor has uncovered a a problem with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Lewisham. The seller’s lawyers have put forward defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our conveyancer says that he must be satisfied that the lender is willing to move forward with this solution. Are we the client or is the lender?

Even though you have a mortgage offer from the mortgage company does not mean to say that the property will meet their conditions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. You and the mortgage company are the client. These conveyancing instructions have to be complied with.

Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Lewisham even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for example if I want to acquire a shop in Lewisham with a mortgage from Godiva Mortgages Ltd?

Our comparison service is mainly utilised to help choose residential conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham but we have listed at the end of this page some Lewisham commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the company directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Godiva Mortgages Ltd

My Conveyancer in Lewisham is not listed on the Birmingham Midshires Solicitor Panel. Can I still use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Birmingham Midshires list of approved lawyers?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Lewisham lawyers but Birmingham Midshires will need to retain a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall conveyancing charges as well as result in delays.
  2. Choose a new solicitor to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Persuade your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel

I just bought a flat at auction in Lewisham. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Having exchanged you should appoint a conveyancing lawyer soon as you will have a pending a fixed date to complete the transaction. All auction property will ordinarily have an associated auction pack. This should include most,if not all of the paperwork that your conveyancer requires. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the auction pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You need to give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. Do make sure that you have funds in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

This question may be naive but I am new to the home moving as a 1st time buyer of a ground floor flat in Lewisham. Do I receive the keys to the property on the completion date from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Lewisham?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the completion advance to the seller's solicitors, 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. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.

I'm the single recipient of my late mum's estate and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Lewisham. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in May. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a CML 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership will be treated the same way as though I had purchased the house in May. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook instructs solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be affected by that. Some banks would take a sensible view as this provision primarily exists to capture subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

I was advised by two or three local selling agents in Lewisham to choose a property lawyer on your site. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to promote your services over another?

We don’t make any financial incentive for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

Been reading online that Lewisham solicitors are more costly than licensed conveyancers in Lewisham when it comes to buying a house. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor where I am buying a house in Lewisham.

When it comes to conveyancing in Lewisham the costs are unlikely to vary dramatically depending on whether the legal expert is a licenced conveyancer or solicitor.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Jein Solicitors, Jein Buildings, 3 - 5 Lee High Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 5LD
  • Simon Bethel Solicitors Limited, 58-60 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 5JH
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Francis Solicitors, 171 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6AA
  • Dpna Solicitors, 77 Ladywell Road, London, SE13 7JA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lewisham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Ikie Solicitors Llp, 20 Marischal Road, Lewisham, London, London, SE13 5LG
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Simon Bethel Solicitors Limited, 58-60 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 5JH
  • Dpna Solicitors, 77 Ladywell Road, London, SE13 7JA
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Lewisham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Lewisham. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Jein Solicitors, Jein Buildings, 3 - 5 Lee High Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 5LD
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Simon Bethel Solicitors Limited, 58-60 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 5JH
  • Dpna Solicitors, 77 Ladywell Road, London, SE13 7JA
  • Cunningham Blake Solicitors, Spencer House, 3 Tranquil Vale, London, SE3 0BU

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

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