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Top reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Purley

  • 1 Purley lawyers work in conjunction with Purley estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you require
  • 2 Purley lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Purley conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 3 Purley lawyer are the key to a successful Purley home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Purley
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Purley regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Purley and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Purley since November 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Purley

I own a freehold premises in Purley yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Purley and has limited impact for conveyancing in Purley but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of new rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be extinguished.

My property lawyer in Purley is not on the Leeds Building Society Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my prefered solicitor even though they are excluded from the Leeds Building Society panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Carry on with your preferred Purley lawyers but Leeds Building Society will need to instruct a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall conveyancing charges as well as cause delays.
  2. Get a new lawyer to to deal with the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are Leeds Building Society approved.
  3. Persuade your Leeds Building Society solicitor to attempt to join the Leeds Building Society panel

3 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Purley took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Purley differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Purley come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because developers in Purley typically acquire 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 used to new build conveyancing in Purley or who has acted in the same development.

Are there any apps to help search for a Purley solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am willing to travel upto 20miles to meet the conveyancer.

You can use the tool on this website. Please pick a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Purley conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Purley conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can telephone them to verify if they are on the Aldermore approved list

Following years of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Purley. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Purley property is The Woodlands 95 Purley Park Road in April 2009. The Tribunals own valuation produced the figure of £37,912. This case related to 6 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 78.32 years.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Purley what are the most frequent lease defects?

Leasehold conveyancing in Purley is not unique. All leases are individual and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are missing. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations

A defective lease can cause issues when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Lloyds TSB Bank, Bank of Scotland, and Barclays Direct all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the buyer to pull out.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Purley regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Purley with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Purley. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Alfred James & Co Solicitors Llp, Alfred James House, 406a Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6AN
  • Sandom Robinson, Triumph House, Station Approach, Sanderstead Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PL
  • Anthony Leonard Associates, Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0XZ
  • Rowe Radcliffe, 139 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2NJ
  • Terence Flynn & Co, 26a Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2RA

Planning law solicitors in Purley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Purley practicing in planning law. This could include advice on special planning controls
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Cuff And Gough Llp, Lamborn Place, 26 High Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2LJ
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Purley is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the lender (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

Neighboring Locations

Wallington
Waddon
South Croydon
Purley
Riddlesdown
Coulsdon
Kenley

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

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