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  • 1 Over the years Newington solicitor have developed very good links with Newington local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Newington.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Newington since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newington

My Newington conveyancer has uncovered a discrepancy when comparing the information in the home valuation survey and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My solicitor says that he must ensure that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my conveyancer’s approach appropriate?

Your lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Newington? Why is this being asked of me?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing instruction. The Terms of Engagement that you need to sign should stipulate this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. If you are unwilling to hand over identification documents, your solicitor would not be able to act for you.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is suspended from the Coventry BS Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Newington?

The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my house are lost. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Newington 4 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

Gone are the days when you need to hold title original deeds to prove you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

How does conveyancing in Newington differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Newington contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because new home sellers in Newington usually purchase the real estate, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Newington or who has acted in the same development.

I am a negotiator for a long established estate agency in Newington where we have witnessed a few flat sales put at risk as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given contradictory information from local Newington conveyancing solicitors. Please can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension process 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 start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer need not have to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible 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.

I have given up negotiating a lease extension in Newington. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Newington flat is 1-41 Royal Tower Lodge 40 Cartwright Street in April 2013. the tribunal adding the agreed value of capitalised ground rents and the reversion the price to be paid for the freehold was £1,187,000 This case affected 41 flats. The unexpired term was 107 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Newington

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Newington specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Issat Timm Solicitors Limited, 175-177 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Deighton Pierce Glynn Limited, 8 Union Street, London, SE1 1SZ
  • Ola Leslie Solicitors Llp, 60 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XF
  • Rls Solicitors Limited, Suite 30-33, The Hop Exchange, 24 Southwark Street, London, London, SE1 1TY

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

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

Planning law solicitors in Newington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Newington practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Deighton Pierce Glynn Limited, 8 Union Street, London, SE1 1SZ
  • Ola Leslie Solicitors Llp, 60 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XF
  • Greenberg Traurig Maher Llp, The Shard, Level 8, 32 London Bridge Street, London, London, SE1 9SG
  • Howard Kennedy Llp, No.1 London Bridge, London, SE1 9BG

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

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