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Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Purley

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Purley
  • 2 Purley solicitors work in conjunction with Purley estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 Purley solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors have offices in Purley - if so sets of lawyers are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 Purley property 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 conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Purley since February 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Purley

Willappointing a Purley conveyancing practice make the ownership transfer smoother?

Generally conveyancing lawyers in your neck of the woods will enjoy strong connections with your local authority, which can help with your Purley conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will require. It can only be a plus if they have strong connections with the Local Land Registry Office your area Purley, other lawyers in the neighbourhood and Purley Estate Agents.

We have rather brash vendors who has insisted on a preliminary agreement with a down payment two thousand pounds. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

There are a couple of main drawbacks with entering into any lock out contract (occasionally known as a shut-out contract) is that it takes away the focus from making progress with the conveyancing transaction itself, so in the absence of it needing little or no negotiation then it may turn out to be unhelpful. It is not promoted amongst Purley conveyancing practitioners for this reason. A further negative is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted buyer should not expect to secure an injunctive ruling by a court to prohibit the seller disposing of the property to another buyer, so the only remedy open via the agreement will be the recovery of abortive costs and, in limited scenarios, the extra payment of damages.

The deeds to my home can not be found. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Purley 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?

Nowadays there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should be aware precisely where to look for all the relevant paperwork so you can buy or dispose of your property without a hitch. Where duplicates can’t be found, your solicitor can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on the property.

I am buying a new build flat in Purley. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Purley

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

Should I be concerned that estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Purley conveyancing firm?

As is the case with many professional services, often referrals from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are numerous players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies may put forward lawyers to instruct. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to select your preferred conveyancer. Don't forget that some banks specify a panel list of law firms you are obliged to use for the lender aspect of your transaction.

I have just appointed agents to market my 2 bed flat in Purley. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, however I have just had a half-yearly service charge invoice – Do I pay up?

It best that you pay the invoice as you normally would given that all rents and service invoices should be apportioned on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I am the leaseholder of a basement flat in Purley. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount due for a lease extension?

if there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to determine the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Purley flat 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 lease term was 78.32 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Purley regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Purley

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Purley with expertise 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

  • Forman Limited, Palmerston House, 814 Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2BR
  • 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
  • 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 solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Purley specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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

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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