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Reasons to use our Penge conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Chances are that the other side’s solicitors are based in Penge - if so sets of lawyers will be less confrontational
  • 2 Using a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in choosing a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Penge governed by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Penge regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Penge and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 5 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Penge home moves can become significantly more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Penge since June 2022*

Transfer

of apartment Orchard Grove SE20 8DN, at buying sum of £200,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title

Conveyance

of apartment Thicket Road SE20 8DD, at a price of £360,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Acquisition

of apartment Maberley Road SE19 2JE, purchased for £435,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of house residence, Hamlet Road, SE19 2AW completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £2,250,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Penge

My brother and I have recently purchased a property in Penge. We have noticed several issues with the property which we believe were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Penge?

It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in Penge. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken during the legal transfer of property are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, the vendor fills in a document known as a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers ends up being incorrect, you could possibly take legal action against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Penge.

Finally the sale completed on my house in Penge last August but the buyer keeps Skype messaging daily complaining that their lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

Following your disposal your solicitor is obliged to send the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. If applicable, your lawyer must also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements peculiar conveyancing in Penge.

Is it the case that all Penge conveyancing solicitors on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Coventry BS approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many mortgage companies do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I have paid off my mortgage with Nottingham. I assume I don't need a Penge lawyer on the Nottingham panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Nottingham mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nottingham mortgage from the register. Nottingham, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Nottingham has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Nottingham has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nottingham mortgage has been paid off.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Penge off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Principality. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use 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 Principality, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Penge is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Penge are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Penge you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Penge may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Penge for my purchase. Is there any facility to check a firm’s record with the legal regulator?

Anyone may see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training reasons.

A licensed conveyancer dealt with my conveyancing in Penge 8 years ago having retained my title documents but has since been shut down – What can I do to get hold of these?

Title deeds, as such, no longer exist as most homes in Penge are recorded digitally at Land Registry. Should you need to establish evidence of proprietorship or are disposing of or refinancing your property lawyer can obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.

If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to filerequest@clc-uk.org. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned as quickly as possible.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Penge regulated by the SRA

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

  • Charles Clarke & Co, 77 High Street, London, SE20 7HW
  • Bennett Welch & Co, Bank Chambers, Westow Hill, London, SE19 1TY
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU
  • Amphlett Lissimore Bagshaws Llp, Greystoke House, 80-86 Westow Street, London, London, SE19 3AF
  • Rose Samuel Odele & Partners, 252 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, SE26 4NL

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Penge

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Penge practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Bennett Welch & Co, Bank Chambers, Westow Hill, London, SE19 1TY
  • Kirvan Bond Solicitors, 107 High Street, Penge, London, SE20 7DT
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU
  • Amphlett Lissimore Bagshaws Llp, Greystoke House, 80-86 Westow Street, London, London, SE19 3AF
  • Rose Samuel Odele & Partners, 252 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, SE26 4NL

Planning law solicitors in Penge regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Penge with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU

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

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