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Conveyancing in Plumstead : Keep it Local

5 reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Plumstead

  • 1 Over the years Plumstead property lawyer have established very good connections with Plumstead local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Plumstead.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Plumstead
  • 3 The Plumstead conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Plumstead
  • 4 Plumstead solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 Regardless other on-line conveyancers advise it could be important to attend your lawyer to execute legal papers. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Plumstead since July 2021*

Purchase

of apartment Waverley Road SE18 7TL, purchased for £268,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of flat Blendon Terrace SE18 7SR, at purchase amount of £184,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of terraced premises, Tuppy Street, SE28 0GA completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £460,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of apartment Major Draper Street SE18 6FF, at buying consideration of £328,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Plumstead

Having been recommended your site we were about to use a conveyancing solicitor in Plumstead found using your search tool but stumbled across some other costs illustrations via the web seem less pricey – how come?

There are plenty of conveyancing companies offering at first sight what seems to be very low prices. Our recommendation is to think long and hard about how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to take 'cheap' risks concerning the quality of the legal work. Many of them accentuate a low fee to catch your eye but plant additional costs in the small print..

Due to complete my purchase in Plumstead next Thursday. My conveyancing practitioner now wants me to supply her with evidence of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the bank. What risks does the bank expect the insurance to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for mortgage companies 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 requirements. These obligations are not unique to conveyancing in Plumstead.

Is there a search tool that I can use to check that the solicitor conducting my conveyancing in Plumstead is on the bank’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in supplemental conveyancing charges.

Feel free to make the most of the search tool on this web page. Pick the lender and type ‘Plumstead’ or your location and you will see numerous conveyancers located in Plumstead or nearest you.

I own a renovated Georgian property in Plumstead. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Godiva Mortgages Ltd. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Plumstead and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the work.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Plumstead in advance of instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not issue a mortgage on such a house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Plumstead. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Plumstead especially if they are familiar with such properties in Plumstead.

I work for a reputable estate agency in Plumstead where we have witnessed a few leasehold sales put at risk due to short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Plumstead conveyancing firms. Could you clarify whether the owner of a flat can start the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. 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.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord 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 purchaser.

I have given up seeking a lease extension in Plumstead. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Plumstead conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Plumstead property is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case related to 1 flat.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Plumstead

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Plumstead specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Aa & Co Solicitors, 60 A Plumstead High Street, Plumstead, London, SE18 1SL
  • A O & Associates Solicitors, 51 Lakedale Road, London, London, SE18 1PR
  • A&c Solicitors, 2nd Floor, 7-9 Woolwich New Road, London, SE18 6EX
  • A.vincent Solicitors, 1c Woolwich New Road, London, SE18 6EX
  • H E Thomas & Co, 16 Beresford Square, London, SE18 6AY

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Plumstead regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Plumstead specialising in commercial conveyancing in Plumstead. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Cook Taylor, 3 Thomas Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HR
  • Anaysse-jacobs Solicitors, First Floor Offices, 33-35 Powis Street, London, London, SE18 6HZ
  • Atlantic Solicitors, Suite 209 Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, London, SE18 6PF
  • James Solicitors, Ground Floor, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF
  • Whitehorse Solicitors, Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Plumstead but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

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

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