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Logical reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Selsdon

  • 1 Selsdon property lawyer are the key to a successful Selsdon conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 2 Regardless other solicitors inform you it could be important to visit your conveyancer to execute legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Selsdon is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Selsdon will be conducted by a conveyancer on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Using a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Selsdon since June 2022*

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Benhurst Gardens, CR2 8NW completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £500,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of detached residence property, Mallard Road, CR2 8PY completing on 12/07/2022 at a price of £575,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Sale

of flat Middlefields CR0 9LG, at buying consideration of £203,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of semi premises, Redwing Close, CR2 8QU completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £425,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Selsdon

Last June we completed a house move in Selsdon. We have since encountered a number of problems with the property which we suspect were missed in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? Can you clarify the nature of searches that needed to have been carried out for conveyancing in Selsdon?

It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Selsdon. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken as part of the legal transfer of property are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller completes a document called a SPIF. If the information ends up being incorrect, then you may have a claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Selsdon.

I have a mortgage with Bank of Ireland for my property in Selsdon. Conveyancing has been completed 12 months ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Bank of Ireland?

Your original mortgage agreement with Bank of Ireland will provide that you need their approval in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Bank of Ireland’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Bank of Ireland will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Bank of Ireland directly. You need not do this via a Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel firm.

After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Selsdon. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £150. A couple of days later, the lawyer called me to say that they were not on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nationwide panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Having read lots of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Selsdon solicitor - who is on the UBS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

UBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually UBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Selsdon surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Various online forums that I have frequented warn that are the main reason for obstruction in Selsdon conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Selsdon.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Selsdon. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Selsdon

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Selsdon in advance of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend not grant a mortgage on such a house.

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 lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Selsdon. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Selsdon especially if they are familiar with such properties in Selsdon.

We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent informed us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we use their recommended solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Selsdon

We suspect that the seller is not behind this demand. If they want ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the vendors direct and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to use your preferred Selsdon conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing thresholds demanded by HQ.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Selsdon

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

  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • 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
  • Simman Solicitors, 83 South End, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1BG
  • Status Legal Lassalle Lawanson-swain, Suite 6, Albany House, 82-86 South End, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1DQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Selsdon regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Selsdon practicing in commercial conveyancing in Selsdon. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Gordon Gray, 133 Addington Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8LH
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • 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
  • Ormerods, 45 Friends Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1ED

Planning law solicitors in Selsdon regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Selsdon with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on compulsory purchases in Selsdon
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE

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

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