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Main reasons to use our service to help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Sanderstead

  • 1 The Sanderstead conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Sanderstead
  • 2 Sanderstead conveyancers work in conjunction with Sanderstead estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 3 Sanderstead conveyancers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal links with Sanderstead selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Sanderstead property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Sanderstead conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sanderstead since December 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sanderstead

Is the fact that my conveyancer in Sanderstead is not listed on my bank's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of his work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should contact the Sanderstead conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a online directory to to identify practices on the Earl Shilton BS conveyancing panel for instance in Sanderstead?

We have not been informed any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one round the corner in Sanderstead I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Sanderstead for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

Is it simple use your search tool to find a conveyancing solicitor in Sanderstead on the panel for my mortgage?

First pick a mortgage company such as National Westminster Bank, Chelsea Building Society or Bank of Ireland then type in your preferred area for instance Sanderstead. Conveyancing firms in Sanderstead and across England and Wales will then be identified.

I am attracted to a two apartments in Sanderstead which have about forty five years left on the leases. Will this present a problem?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold flat in Sanderstead is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it adversely affects the marketability of the property. For most purchasers and banks, leases with less than eighty years become less and less marketable. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the property for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of premises with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Sanderstead conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in negotiating a lease extension in Sanderstead. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Sanderstead conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Sanderstead property is The Woodlands 95 Purley Park Road in April 2009. The Tribunals own valuation produced the figure of £37,912. This case was in relation to 6 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 78.32 years.

I have just discovered that one of the directors of the solicitors handling the purchase conveyancing in Sanderstead is an aunty of the vendor. Is this permitted?

As long as there is no conflict of interest this is permitted. If you are obtaining a home loan then the mortgage company may have a say as many banks have specific requirements concerning this. For example for Royal Bank of Scotland as of 1/4/2020, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

No, your firm may not act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower. However, your firm may act if a separate fee earner or separate partner within the firm acts for us.

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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 specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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 practices listed below are 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 special planning controls
  • 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

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

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