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Examples of recent conveyancing in New Cross since March 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Cross

Souldinstructing a New Cross conveyancing lawyer make the legal process smoother?

On the whole conveyancing practitioners in your location will have strong connections with your local authority, which can help with your New Cross conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will need to carry out. It can only be a plus if they have good relationships with the Local Land Registry Office your area New Cross, other conveyancers in the neighbourhood and New Cross selling agents.

All was ready to complete my purchase in New Cross next Tuesday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the mortgage company. What risks does the lender expect the insurance to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for banks would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. These requirements are not unique to conveyancing in New Cross.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial estate in New Cross?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in New Cross will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in New Cross. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in New Cross.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in New Cross it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can cause delays to New Cross commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in New Cross.

Have purchased a a detached house in New Cross , how long should it take for the Land Registry to record the transfer to my name? My New Cross conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain that my name is registered.

As far as conveyancing in New Cross registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ according to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry need to notify any 3rd parties. Currently approximately 80% of submission are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be protracted delays. Historically registration occurs after the new owner has moved in to the property therefore 'speed' is not always primary concern but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in New Cross for my house move. Can I see a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

One can review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

I am attracted to a two flats in New Cross which have in the region of fifty years left on the lease term. Do I need to be concerned?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold flat in New Cross is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the value of the property. For most buyers and mortgage companies, leases with under 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of premises with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with New Cross conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I am the registered owner of a ground-floor 1950’s flat in New Cross. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for the purchase of the freehold?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder 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 LVT to decide the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a New Cross premises is 41 Endwell Road in March 2013. this matter relateed to the acquisition of the freehold of a mid- terraced Victorian house converted into three separate self-contained dwellings. By an order dated 28/11/2012, Deputy District Judge Cole in the Bromley County Court held that the leaseholders were entitled to acquire the freehold and directed that the premium payable be determined by this Tribunal. The Tribunal assessed the premium to be £14,753 This case affected 3 flats. The unexpired term was 80.01 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in New Cross regulated by the SRA

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

  • Kagan & Co, 245a Lewisham Way, London, SE4 1XF
  • Nat Ado Solicitors, 55 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8 4PH
  • Mountain Partnership Solicitors, 143 New Cross Road, London, SE14 5DJ
  • Atti & Co, 15 New Cross Road, London, SE14 5DS
  • Grant Saw Solicitors Llp, 1st Floor, Norman House, 110-114 Norman Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9EH

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in New Cross regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in New Cross but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG

Planning law solicitors in New Cross regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Cross specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on 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
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Llp, Tower Bridge House, St. Katharines Way, London, E1W 1AA
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Llp, 3 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AQ
  • Bond Dickinson Llp, 4 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AU

Neighboring Locations

Deptford
New Cross
St Johns
Nunhead

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

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