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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Malden’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Malden.

Reasons to use our Malden conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Malden solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 The firms shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 Malden lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Malden conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 5 Chances are that the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Malden - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Malden since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Malden

I am not well enough to travel far from Malden. What is the rationale as to why all Malden conveyancers are not on all bank panels?

Before the recession most banks displayed an approach to risk which differs from the current day. The FSA in 2010 conducted a thematic review into fraud which in summary warned lenders: know the conveyancers on your panel. Accordingly, mortgage companies have since looked to extract more information from law firms regarding their operations and the staff employed by them and set certain criteria such as completing a minimum volume of transactions. Thousands of law practices have been removed from lender panels even though they had an exemplary track record, no complaints and zero claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Many firms were never going to meet the criteria of volume of transactions the lenders insisted on.

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (five years built) in Malden. 95% of the flats have already been occupied. Is it strictly necessary to order conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Malden?

A big part of the Malden conveyancing process is the conveyancing searches. There are hundreds search providers who offer Malden conveyancing searches, as well direct from the local authority. These are generally termed personal search organisation due to them carrying out, personal searches. However, all Local Authority Search conveyancing products have one thing in common - they must obtain their information from the local authoritative source.

I purchased a freehold house in Malden but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Malden and has limited impact for conveyancing in Malden 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 many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

Various online forums that I have come across warn that are the number one reason for obstruction in Malden house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Malden.

How does conveyancing in Malden differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Malden approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because new home sellers in Malden typically buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Malden or who has acted in the same development.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Malden in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some lenders may refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Halifax. If you contact us we can investigate further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Malden. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Malden especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Malden.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Malden

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Malden with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Slater Bradley & Co, 198 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 2SH
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Bulcraigs, 2 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LS
  • Gibson Young Solicitors Llp, 111-117 Putney High Street, Putney, London, London, SW15 1SS
  • Wixted & Co Limited, 57 Putney Bridge Road, London, SW18 1NP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Malden regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Malden practicing in commercial conveyancing in Malden. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Cearns Kay, Apsley House, 176 Upper Richmond Road, London, London, London, SW15 2SH
  • Slater Bradley & Co, 198 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 2SH
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Southfields Solicitors Limited, 1 West Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1RB
  • Bulcraigs, 2 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LS

Planning law solicitors in Malden regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Malden practicing in planning law. This could include advice on compulsory purchases in Malden
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD

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

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