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Reasons to use our Mitcham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Experience means that Mitcham solicitor have developed valuable links with Mitcham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in Mitcham.
  • 2 Mitcham lawyers work in conjunction with Mitcham estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Mitcham have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Mitcham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Mitcham
  • 5 Chances are that the other side’s lawyers are located in Mitcham - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mitcham since December 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mitcham

Do I select a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Mitcham?

Two types of professional can execute conveyancing in Mitcham namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals administer the legal services that you need to complete the sale or purchase of property. Both are duty bound to carry out Mitcham conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you may be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly administered and that the necessary procedures should be accurately attended to.

Intending to buy a flat in Mitcham. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the RBS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Mitcham lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel.

I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Barclays. Is it usual for Barclays to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Mitcham is approved on their conveyancing panel? Barclays have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Barclays to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Barclays conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

What can a local search inform me regarding the property we're buying in Mitcham?

Mitcham conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Onsearch The local search is essential in every Mitcham conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic headings.

Have purchased a a detached house in Mitcham , how long should it take for the Land Registry to record my proprietorship? My Mitcham conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to check the registration formalities are addressed.

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Mitcham registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can vary depending on who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any third persons or bodies. Currently in the region of three quarters of such applications are completed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration takes place after the purchaser has moved in to the property therefore post completion formalities is not always primary concern but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor could speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

How does conveyancing in Mitcham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Mitcham contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because house builders in Mitcham tend to purchase 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 Mitcham or who has acted in the same development.

My cousin has encouraged me to use his conveyancing solicitors in Mitcham. Should I choose my own conveyancer?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Mitcham conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to have feedback from friends or family who have actually used the conveyancer you're contemplating using.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the disposal of our £325,000 maisonette in Mitcham in nine days. The management company has quoted £396 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Mitcham?

Mitcham conveyancing on leasehold flats more often than not requires the buyer’s solicitor sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to such questions the majority will be content to assist. They are at liberty to invoice a reasonable charge for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some cases it is in excess of £800. The management information fee invoiced by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that you have little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to sell the property.

I am the leaseholder of a two-bedroom flat in Mitcham. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for a lease extension?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Mitcham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Mitcham flat is 50 & 52 Southcroft Road in September 2013. The tribunals own valuation determined that the premium payable should be £29,000 This case was in relation to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 86.11 and 60.64.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Mitcham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Mitcham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Rest Harrow Solicitors Llp, 207 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 2JD
  • Alaga & Co, 305 Northborough Road, London, SW16 4TR
  • Dean Manson Llp, 243 Mitcham Road, London, SW17 9JQ
  • Surrey Solicitors, 1417-1419 London Road, Norbury, London, SW16 4AH
  • Thirus Solicitors, 114 Runnymede, London, SW19 2PH

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Mitcham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

Planning law solicitors in Mitcham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Mitcham practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • Jeremy Marozzi & Co Solicitors, 12 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NT
  • Capsticks Solicitors Llp, 1 St. Georges Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4DR
  • Ashworths Solicitors Llp, The Old Exchange, 12 Compton Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7QD
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX

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

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