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Reasons to use our Putney Heath conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Putney Heath is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Putney Heath property lawyer are the key to a successful Putney Heath home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 3 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Putney Heath will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Putney Heath conveyancing can be made significantly more protracted due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Putney Heath since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Putney Heath

I am in need of a conveyancer. Do I opt for an online conveyancer or a high street Putney Heath conveyancing solicitor?

Generally conveyancing solicitors in your location will have good connections with your local authority, which could assist with your Putney Heath conveyancing searches that your lawyer will inevitably need. It also helps if they enjoy strong rapport with the Land Registry in your area Putney Heath, other property lawyers in the neighbourhood and Putney Heath Estate Agents.

I own a freehold premises in Putney Heath but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Putney Heath and has limited impact for conveyancing in Putney Heath 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 fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.

How does conveyancing in Putney Heath differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Putney Heath come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because new home sellers in Putney Heath tend to purchase the site, 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 Putney Heath or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Putney Heath ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks will not grant a loan on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Putney Heath. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Putney Heath to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

My cousin has recommend that I instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Putney Heath. Do I take his recommendation?

No doubt it’s preferable to find a conveyancing lawyer is to get referrals from friends or family who have actually experience in using the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.

My partner and I may need to sub-let our Putney Heath 1st floor flat for a while due to a new job. We instructed a Putney Heath conveyancing firm in 2002 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to get any advice as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

Some leases for properties in Putney Heath do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in negotiating a lease extension in Putney Heath. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to assess the sum to be paid.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Putney Heath property is 19 St. Margarets Crescent in August 2010. the tribunal was of the view that the premium to be paid by the leaseholder for the freehold reversion was £51,983.00 This case was in relation to 3 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 66.25 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Putney Heath regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Putney Heath specialising in commercial conveyancing in Putney Heath. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Slater Bradley & Co, 198 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 2SH
  • Cearns Kay, Apsley House, 176 Upper Richmond Road, London, London, London, SW15 2SH
  • Gibson Young Solicitors Llp, 111-117 Putney High Street, Putney, London, London, SW15 1SS
  • Peace Farnell Limited, 9 Kingsmere Road, London, SW19 6PY

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Putney Heath regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Putney Heath but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN

Planning law solicitors in Putney Heath regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Putney Heath specialising in planning law. This may include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Ashworths Solicitors Llp, The Old Exchange, 12 Compton Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7QD
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA

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

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