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  • 1 Putney Vale property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Putney Vale regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Putney Vale has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Putney Vale is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 No matter what any alternative companies say it just might be important to pop into your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to include the postman into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Putney Vale since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Putney Vale

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Putney Vale?

If you are buying a property in Putney Vale your solicitor will ask you put them with monies to cover the search fees. Generally this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the purchase price then this should be required shortly before contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due should be transferred a few days prior to the completion date.

My uncle informed me that in purchasing a property in Putney Vale there could be various restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external changes to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Putney Vale which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Putney Vale should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am being advised by my solicitor that restrictive coveneant insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Putney Vale?

The appropriate level of restrictive coveneant indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in May 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Nottingham are being pedantic. The Putney Vale solicitor who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Nottingham are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Nottingham have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Nottingham have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nottingham may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Will our solicitor be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Putney Vale.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers carrying out conveyancing in Putney Vale. Some people will acquire a house in Putney Vale, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a various checks that may be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Putney Vale. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms given to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to find out whether the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the seller, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses resulting from an misleading reply. A buyer’s solicitors may also order an environmental report. This will disclose if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations should be made.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Putney Vale. I happened to land on a site which seems to have the ideal solution If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I am attracted to a couple of flats in Putney Vale both have in the region of forty five years remaining on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are plenty of short leases in Putney Vale. The lease is a right to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As the lease gets shorter the marketability of the lease reduces and results in it becoming more costly to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is advisable to extend the lease term. It is often difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We recommend you get professional assistance from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this area.

I inherited a second floor flat in Putney Vale. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount due for a lease extension?

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Putney Vale residence is 158 West Hill in November 2010. the Tribunal held that the premium to be paid for the freehold reversion should be £99,650 This case related to 7 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 75.88 years.

I own a leasehold flat in Putney Vale. Conveyancing was completed in 21012. I have heard that I should not allow the lease length fall too low. Is this right?

Putney Vale leasehold properties are for a set period - usually 99 years when they are first granted. However a significant appartments in Putney Vale were constructed or converted in the 70’s80’s and so these leases now have under 80 years unexpired. That may seem like a long time but Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage companies tend to need leases to have at least 75 years remaining to adequate security. This means that when you come to sell the property you will need to extend the term of your lease if you are getting close to 75 years. To maximise your property value you should be considering whether to extend your lease well in advance of selling the property. Please note that there are significant benefits to taking action before the lease hits eighty years as when the lease falls below 80 years the premium you have to pay to extend starts to increase.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Putney Vale regulated by the SRA

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

  • Slater Bradley & Co, 198 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 2SH
  • Cearns Kay, Apsley House, 176 Upper Richmond Road, London, London, London, SW15 2SH
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Gibson Young Solicitors Llp, 111-117 Putney High Street, Putney, London, London, SW15 1SS
  • Mapletoft & Co, 39-43 Putney High Street, Putney, London, SW15 1SP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Putney Vale regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Putney Vale specialising in commercial conveyancing in Putney Vale. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Slater Bradley & Co, 198 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 2SH
  • Cearns Kay, Apsley House, 176 Upper Richmond Road, London, London, London, SW15 2SH
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Gibson Young Solicitors Llp, 111-117 Putney High Street, Putney, London, London, SW15 1SS
  • Mapletoft & Co, 39-43 Putney High Street, Putney, London, SW15 1SP

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

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Putney Vale with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ

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

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