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Top reasons to let us assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Oval

  • 1 Oval property lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Oval solicitors work in partnership with Oval estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 3 The Oval conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Oval
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the the conveyancers for the other party are located in Oval - if so sets of conveyancers will be less confrontational
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Oval is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Oval since November 2023*

Disposal

of house premises, Langdale Close, SE17 3UF completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £580,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of flat Wingate Square SW4 0AF, at sale price of £550,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Conveyance

of flat Leather Lane EC1N 7SQ, purchased for £500,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Acquisition

of flat Elm Park Gardens SW10 9QW, acquired for £410,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Oval

My wife and I are buying a 2 bedroom apartment in Oval with a mortgage. We wish to retain our Oval lawyer, however the mortgage company advise she’s not on their "panel". It appears that we have little choice but to appoint one of the lender panel firms or continue with our Oval conveyancing practitioner and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. This seems very unfair; are we not able to demand that the bank use our Oval conveyancing practitioner ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Oval conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Do the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool conduct conveyancing in Oval by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing experts carrying out one day exchanges. Do e-mail us to get a fee calculation and details as to dates.

My wife and I are purchasing a property in Oval. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we will need to put funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I currently have a mortgage with Virgin Money for my property in Oval. Conveyancing was finalised some time ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Virgin Money?

Virgin Money must be informed of your intention prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Virgin Money’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Virgin Money directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Virgin Money conveyancing panel lawyer.

I can not fathom if my bank requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Oval bank branch on a couple of occasions and was told it does not affect the mortgage offer and they would lend. My Oval conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called to say that they would not lend based on their specific requirements. Who do I believe?

Your lawyer must follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook section two requirements for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

How does conveyancing in Oval differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Oval contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because developers in Oval usually acquire the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Oval or who has acted in the same development.

My husband and I are 17 days into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to solicitors by the local agent to perform conveyancing in Oval. I am am very disappointed with the level of service. Can you help me find new lawyers?

A conveyancer would have to be very bad in order to consider replacing them. Has the mortgage offer been issued? If so you will need to advise them of the replacement conveyancer and get the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. Your conveyancer needs to be on the lenders approved list to avoid escalating fees and complications. That should be your starting point. The search tool can help you find a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Oval

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the sale of our £150,000 flat in Oval next week. The management company has quoted £360 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Oval?

Oval conveyancing on leasehold apartments usually necessitates the purchaser’s solicitor submitting enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to such questions most will be willing to do so. They may levy a reasonable administration fee for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is above £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little choice but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

I own a second floor flat in Oval. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum payable for a lease extension?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Oval conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Oval property is Ground Floor Flat 39 Bronsart Road in May 2010. Following a vesting order by West London County Court the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal concluded that the price to be paid for the extended lease of the premises was Thirteen Thousand Two hundred pounds (£13,200) in accordance with the valuation. The extended lease was granted for a term of 90 years from the expiry date of the Lease and at a peppercorn ground rent from the date of the vesting order. This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 74.77 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Oval regulated by the SRA

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

  • Eagle Solicitors, 163 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 4EZ
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Hockfield And Co, 41 Reedworth Street, Kennington, London, SE11 4PQ
  • Oak Solicitors Limited, 38 Wyndham Road, London, SE5 0UH
  • Charles Hill & Co Solicitors, 7-13 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EZ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Oval regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Oval with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Oval. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Hockfield And Co, 41 Reedworth Street, Kennington, London, SE11 4PQ
  • Charles Hill & Co Solicitors, 7-13 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EZ
  • Nag Law Solicitors Ltd, Unit 3, Holles House, Overton Road, London, SW9 7AP
  • Mcdonald & Co, Flat 40 Rivermill, 151 Grosvenor Road, London, SW1V 3JN

Planning law solicitors in Oval regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Oval specialising in planning law. This may include advice on compulsory purchases in Oval
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Keystone Law Limited, Second Floor Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HX
  • Boodle Hatfield Llp, 240 Blackfriars Road, London, London, SE1 8NW

Neighboring Locations

Lambeth
Vauxhall
Elephant and Castle
Kennington
Oval

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

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