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Reasons to use our Lewisham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site is the first site that enables you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Lewisham will be carried out by a property lawyer on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 2 Lewisham property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Lewisham home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Lewisham selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 The Lewisham conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Lewisham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lewisham since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lewisham

I have just started taking steps with the intention of porting my existing standard home loan to a BTL Virgin Money mortgage. The bank has said that I must appoint a conveyancer as part of the process. I spoke to my past Lewisham conveyancing practitioner who dealt with the legals when I first acquired the premises. The costs illustration sent of £500 is an eye-watering amount to do this as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s just a bog-standard refinance.

The quote is fractionally on the expensive side. Where you are willing to invest time comparing prices you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. That being said, assuming were happy with the conveyancing the firm offered you maycome to regret choosing an a cheaper solicitor. Remember to enquire that the conveyancer can act for Virgin Money. You can use our search tool to select a Lewisham conveyancing firm on the Virgin Money member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham.

My partner and I are only a couple days away from an exchange on a house in Lewisham and my mum and dad have transferred the ten percent deposit to my property lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my conveyancer needs to disclose this to my lender. Apparently, in also acting for the lender he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I disclosed to the bank concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?

The solicitor is legally required to check with the bank to ensure that they know that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only reveal this to your bank if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I have recentlyfound out that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Lewisham for a purchase of a freehold house 9 months ago. How can I establish that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Lewisham conveyancing specialists.

I opted to have a survey completed on a house in Lewisham prior to appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders tend not grant a mortgage on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Lewisham. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Lewisham especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Lewisham.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Lewisham for my house move. Is it possible to check a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?

Anyone may read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor telephone calls for training purposes.

I wish to let out my leasehold flat in Lewisham. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

The lease governs the relationship between the landlord and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will set out if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. The majority of leases in Lewisham do not contain subletting altogether – such a provision would undoubtedly devalue the property. In most cases there is simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a duplicate of the sublease.

I have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in Lewisham. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Where there is a absentee landlord 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 First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to determine the price.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Lewisham premises is 73 Walerand Road in August 2012. the result of the findings of the Tribunal led to a premium to be paid for the extended lease in respect of Flat 73 in the sum of £10,040. The premium applicable in respect of Flat 85 was £5,710. This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 72 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Lewisham

The list below is a small selection 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 Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Lewisham but also conveyancing throughout 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

Planning law solicitors in Lewisham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lewisham with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW

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

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