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Reasons to use our Sanderstead conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Sanderstead
  • 2 Experience means that Sanderstead property lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Sanderstead local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Sanderstead.
  • 3 Using a high street Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 The practices shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Sanderstead regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Sanderstead and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sanderstead since March 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sanderstead

Will conveyancers ask for money on account for conveyancing in Sanderstead?

If you are buying a property in Sanderstead your lawyer will ask you put them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the sale price then this should be required immediately prior to contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer a couple of days ahead of the completion date.

I am buying a terraced house in Sanderstead. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Sanderstead you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Sanderstead.

Me and my brother purchased a terraced Georgian property in Sanderstead. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Alliance & Leicester . I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Sanderstead and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the work.

How does conveyancing in Sanderstead differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Sanderstead come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because builders in Sanderstead usually purchase 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Sanderstead or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Sanderstead in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to give a loan on this type of premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. If you call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Sanderstead. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Sanderstead especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Sanderstead.

As co-executor for the estate of my father I am selling a house in Cardiff but reside in Sanderstead. My lawyer (approximately 300 miles awayhas requested that I execute a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Sanderstead who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Sanderstead based

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Sanderstead

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Sanderstead practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Sanderstead regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sanderstead with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • 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
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Sanderstead ordinarily consists of the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (where relevant)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in proprietorship and the home loan (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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