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Reasons to use our Sanderstead conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Sanderstead
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Sanderstead regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Sanderstead and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Using a high street Solicitor usually results in a more personalised service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Regardless other solicitors tell you it may be important to pop into your conveyancer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 5 Sanderstead property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Sanderstead 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 Sanderstead since January 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sanderstead

I can't travel far from Sanderstead. I would like to know the reason why all Sanderstead conveyancing practitioners are not on all bank panels?

Lenders highlight the fact that solicitor-led fraud is thought to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud annually.The dismissal of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the FSA in 2011. Its conclusions included recommendations for lenders to review their conveyancing panels, which triggered a major policy change in the sector. It led to mortgage companies purging less reputable firms from their panel of approved conveyancers .

As someone not used to the Sanderstead conveyancing process what is your top tip you can give me concerning the home moving process in Sanderstead

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Sanderstead and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For instance, the vendor, estate agent and sometimes your lender. Appointing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Sanderstead an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the transaction whose responsibility is to act in your best interests and to protect you.

Every so often a third party with a vested interest will attempt to convince you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your conveyancer is wrong. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do something that is contrary to your solicitors guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

three months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Sanderstead concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. 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 asset 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.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Sanderstead I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Sanderstead in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a house in Neath but reside in Sanderstead. My lawyer (based 200 miles awayrequires that I execute a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Sanderstead to attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are based in Sanderstead

Builders have recommended to me a solicitor and I've received a quote from them. It's almost £250 less expensive than my local Sanderstead solicitor. What's the catch?

Builders normally have panels of solicitors who expedite matters and who know the seller’s contract and lawyer. Plenty of developers offer an incentive to use their approved solicitor for this reason, any increased cost can be avoided and a developer will not put forward a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the transaction delayed when they require an exchange inside a month. A counter-argument for not opting for the suggested conveyancing practitioner is that they may prove reluctant to 'push' your interests for fear of alienating the developer. Where you have concerns that this may be the case you should remain with your high street Sanderstead conveyancing practitioner.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Sanderstead regulated by the SRA

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

  • Manchesters, 21 Limpsfield Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 9LA
  • Sandom Robinson, Triumph House, Station Approach, Sanderstead Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PL
  • Gordon Gray, 133 Addington Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8LH
  • Alfred James & Co Solicitors Llp, Alfred James House, 406a Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6AN
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Sanderstead

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

  • Sandom Robinson, Triumph House, Station Approach, Sanderstead Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PL
  • Alfred James & Co Solicitors Llp, Alfred James House, 406a Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6AN
  • Forman Limited, Palmerston House, 814 Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2BR
  • Awan Solicitors, 32 Pondfield Road, Kenley, Surrey, CR8 5JX
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ

Residential in Sanderstead is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the buyer once the offer has been accepted
  • Examining the title to the premises
  • Conducting Sanderstead searches for the title
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other documentation forwarded by the seller’s solicitor
  • Raising queries with the seller’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Examining replies prepared by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; reporting to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if relevant) at the HMLR.

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

© Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO.