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Reasons to use our New Cross conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory listing lender approved law firms delivering conveyancing in New Cross who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Excellent communication and pure property experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. New Cross property deals can be made significantly more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 3 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally results in a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in New Cross is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 New Cross conveyancer are the key to a successful New Cross conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Cross since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Cross

We are selling our house in New Cross. Does the lawyer need to be required to be on the TSB conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the TSB conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently currently.

A relative advised me that in purchasing a property in New Cross there may be various restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in New Cross which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in New Cross should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

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

As your lender is Santander your lawyer must check the formal instructions set out in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Santander. The CML Handbook includes minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Santander where a lease does not satisfy these conditions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not isolated to New Cross.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in New Cross. I have a mortgage offer with Nottingham. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.

I'm buying my first flat in New Cross with the aid of help to buy. The sellers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative advised me not reveal to my lawyer about this side-deal as it would impact my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in New Cross before instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks may not grant a loan on such a home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can investigate further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in New Cross. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

My uncle has suggested that I use his lawyers for conveyancing in New Cross. Do I follow his advice?

No doubt the best way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to have recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually previously instructed the firm you're considering.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can I make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a New Cross conveyancing firm to assist?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a New Cross conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a New Cross flat 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 as at the valuation date was 80.01 years.

What makes a New Cross lease problematic?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in New Cross. All leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are missing. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party. Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the premises

You may have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Santander, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Clydesdale all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in New Cross

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in New Cross specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Michael Stevens Solicitors, Unit D, Atrium House, 459-463 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AJ
  • Ineyab Solicitors, 20 - 22, Brockley Cross, Brockley, London, SE4 2AA
  • Nat Ado Solicitors, 55 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8 4PH
  • Samuel Louis Solicitors, 17 Deptford Church Street, Deptford, London, London, SE8 4RX
  • Mountain Partnership Solicitors, 143 New Cross Road, London, SE14 5DJ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in New Cross regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware 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 small selection of solicitors in New Cross with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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
  • Gowling Wlg (uk) Llp, 4 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AU

Neighboring Locations

Deptford
New Cross
St Johns
Nunhead

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