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Reasons to use our Lewisham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal links with Lewisham estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Lewisham lawyer have established excellent links with Lewisham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in Lewisham.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Chances are that the the solicitors for the other party have offices in Lewisham - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Lewisham registered with the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lewisham since March 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewisham

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

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Lewisham and elsewhere usually warrants more due diligence compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes checking the lease terms, liaising with the landlord concerning the service of required notices, procuring current service charge and management information, obtaining 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 proprietor have owned the lease since it was first entered into.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Lewisham 5 years ago have long since closed. What are my options?

You no longer need to have the physical deeds to establish that you are the owner of your registered land or property, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Lewisham. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Lewisham

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply a car parking plan. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Lewisham before retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to issue a mortgage on such a home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can investigate further via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Lewisham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Is it simple use the search app to get a fee calculation from a conveyancing solicitor in Lewisham on the approved list for my mortgage?

First pick a lender such as Accord Mortgages Ltd, Barnsley Building Society or Barclays Direct then choose your location e.g. Lewisham. Conveyancing firms in Lewisham and beyond will then be identified.

I have just started marketing my ground floor apartment in Lewisham.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed but I have just had a half-yearly service charge invoice – what should I do?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the invoice as usual because all rents and maintenance charges will be apportionedon completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process

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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
  • Cunningham Blake Solicitors, Spencer House, 3 Tranquil Vale, London, SE3 0BU

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Lewisham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Ikie Solicitors Llp, 20 Marischal Road, Lewisham, London, London, SE13 5LG
  • 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
  • Dpna Solicitors, 77 Ladywell Road, London, SE13 7JA
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Lewisham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Lewisham but also conveyancing across 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

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

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