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Reasons to use our Mortlake conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Mortlake is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with Mortlake selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Mortlake will be carried out by a solicitor on your bank member panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mortlake since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mortlake

Can the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site execute attended exchange conveyancing in Mortlake?

We do have a number of conveyancing specialists carrying out personalised exchanges. Please call us to get a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.

is it true that all Mortlake conveyancing solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Mortlake. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Skipton be concerned?

As you are obtaining a mortgage with Skipton your lawyer must comply with the formal instructions outlined in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Skipton. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Skipton where a lease fails to satisfy these requirements. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Mortlake.

I'm in the process of looking at houses in Mortlake and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancing practitioner in place at this point? I intend to finance via a home loan with Clydesdale.

It would be prudent to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the selling agent. As you are seeking a mortgage with Clydesdale, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.

Should my solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Mortlake.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in Mortlake. Some people will purchase a property in Mortlake, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that can be undertaken by the buyer or by their solicitors which can figure out the risks in Mortlake. The conventional set of information sent to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual question of the vendor to find out if the property has historically flooded. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer may bring a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate response. A purchaser’s lawyers will also commission an environmental search. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be initiated.

I am using a search engine for the words cheap conveyancing in Mortlake it reveals numerous conveyancerslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right solicitor for purchase transaction?

The ideal method of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via personal recommendation, so ask colleagues and family who have bought a property in Mortlake or a reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Mortlake differ, so it's sensible to request a minimum of four quotes from different solicitors. Be sure to seek confirmation that the fees are fixed.

I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agent office in Mortlake where we see a few flat sales derailed as a result of short leases. I have been given conflicting advice from local Mortlake conveyancing firms. Please can you clarify whether the vendor of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I inherited a ground floor flat in Mortlake. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for a lease extension?

Where there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to calculate the sum to be paid.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Mortlake flat is 19 St. Margarets Crescent in August 2010. the tribunal was of the view that the premium to be paid by the leaseholder for the freehold reversion was £51,983.00 This case was in relation to 3 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 66.25 years.

My conveyancing in Mortlake completes this Friday, yet the people I am buying from wishes to vacate 24 hours later at at 2pm. Should I agree to this?

It is not possible to complete on a Saturday due to the bank systems aren't operational.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Mortlake

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Mortlake with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Rodgers & Burton, 50 Vineyard Path, Mortlake, London, SW14 8ET
  • Michael Oppler & Co, 10 Hood Avenue, London, SW14 7LH
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Geraldine Mcaleese & Co, 82 Grove Park Terrace, London, W4 3JJ
  • Graff & Redfern, 3a Spring Terrace, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1LP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Mortlake regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Mortlake with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Mortlake. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Rodgers & Burton, 50 Vineyard Path, Mortlake, London, SW14 8ET
  • Jackson Longe Limited, St David's House, 15 Worple Way, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6DG
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Geraldine Mcaleese & Co, 82 Grove Park Terrace, London, W4 3JJ
  • Graff & Redfern, 3a Spring Terrace, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1LP

Planning law solicitors in Mortlake regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Mortlake specialising in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Sjs Law Limited, Unit 8, Kew Bridge Piazza, 8 Kew Bridge Road, London, TW8 0FL
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Starck Uberoi Solicitors Limited, 45 St. Mary's Road, London, London, W5 5RG

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