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Reasons to use our Mortlake conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Using a local Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 The organisations identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Mortlake regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 Excellent communication together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Mortlake property deals can be made a lot more protracted because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Mortlake will be conducted by a conveyancer on your bank authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mortlake since July 2021*

Sale

of terraced property, Church Avenue, SW14 8NN completing on 25/08/2021 at a price of £1,015,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of house property, Portman Avenue, SW14 8NX completing on 20/08/2021 at a price of £1,461,180. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of detached residence residence, Richmond Park Road, SW14 8JU completing on 19/07/2021 at a price of £1,700,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Sale

of house premises, Lodge Avenue, SW14 8PQ completing on 25/08/2021 at a price of £692,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mortlake

My wife and I are looking to buy a flat in Mortlake and are in fact using a Mortlake conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our conveyancer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with a view to exchanging next week. Coventry Building Society have this afternoon contacted us to advise us that there is now an issue as our Mortlake lawyer is not on their conveyancing panel. Is this a problem?

If you are buying a property with the assistance of a mortgage it is normal for the purchasers' lawyers to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the bank's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Mortlake lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Mortlake but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Mortlake and has limited impact for conveyancing in Mortlake 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 generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

Will my solicitor be raising enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Mortlake.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in Mortlake. Plenty of people will acquire a property in Mortlake, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a various checks that can be carried out by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which will figure out the risks in Mortlake. The standard information supplied to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard question of the seller to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser could issue a claim for damages as a result of such an misleading response. A purchaser’s conveyancers may also order an enviro report. This should higlight if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be made.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Mortlake in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders will refuse to give a loan on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Nationwide. If you call us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Mortlake. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Mortlake especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Mortlake.

My husband and I are FTB’s - agreed a price, yet the estate agent has warned us that the seller will only move forward if we use their recommended lawyers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a high street solicitor used to conveyancing in Mortlake

It is unlikely the owners are behind this. Should the owner want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and explain that (a)you are serious purchasers (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to appoint your own,trusted Mortlake conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by corporate headquarters.

I work for a long established estate agent office in Mortlake where we see a few flat sales derailed as a result of short leases. I have received conflicting advice from local Mortlake conveyancing solicitors. Could you clarify whether the seller of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder 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 buyer.

We have reached the end of our tether in negotiating a lease extension in Mortlake. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Mortlake conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Mortlake residence 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 affected 3 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 66.25 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Mortlake regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Mortlake but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Rodgers & Burton, 50 Vineyard Path, Mortlake, London, SW14 8ET
  • Michael Oppler & Co, 10 Hood Avenue, London, SW14 7LH
  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Mortlake regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Mortlake specialising in commercial conveyancing in Mortlake. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Mortlake practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Mortlake
  • 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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