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Reasons to use our South East London conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that South East London property lawyer have established valuable working relationships with South East London local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in South East London.
  • 2 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law firms delivering conveyancing in South East London regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have very good personal connections with South East London selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Regardless other on-line conveyancers may claim it may be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 5 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in South East London regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to South East London and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in South East London since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South East London

I am obtaining a offer of a home loan from Nat West. I intend to use a Licensed Conveyancer in South East London. Does the Nat West Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Nat West conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

How up to date is your database of South East London solicitors on the Barclays conveyancing panel? Do Barclays send you an updated list?

South East London conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Barclays conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Barclays directly.

I need some fast conveyancing in South East London as I am faced with an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line in less than one month. Fortunately I do not require a mortgage. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a mortgage free purchaser you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no conveyancer would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in South East London the following are examples of what can show up and therefore affect future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

The deeds to my home are lost. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in South East London 4 years ago no longer exist. What do I do?

Assuming the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be documented by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to perform a search at the Land Registry, find your house and get up to date copies of the property title for less than a fiver. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally hold a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for twenty pounds.

My husband and I are first time buyers - agreed a price, but the property agent has warned us that the seller will only proceed if we instruct the agent's preferred solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in South East London

We suspect that the owner is not behind this demand. If they require ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated buyer is not the way to achieve this. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and explain that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to instruct your own,trusted South East London conveyancing firm - not the ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a kickback or meet his conveyancing figures pre-set by senior management.

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in South East London. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in South East London ?

The majority of houses in South East London are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in South East London so you should seriously consider looking for a South East London conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as requiring the landlord’spermission to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.

Having spent years of dialogue we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in South East London. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a South East London conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a South East London residence is 20 Avonwick Road in July 2013. The Tribunal was dealing with an application under Section 26 of the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 for a determination of the freehold value of the property. It was concluded that the price to be paid was Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy (£15,970) divided as to £8,200 for Flat 20 and £7,770 for Flat 20A This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 73.26 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in South East London

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in South East London practicing 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

  • Rubinstein Phillips Lewis Smith Limited, 13 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PB
  • Hillary Cooper Law Limited, 53-59 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HS
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ
  • Spring Law Limited, 65 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HG
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in South East London regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in South East London but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

Planning law solicitors in South East London regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in South East London specialising in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • Fortune Green Legal Practice Limited, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • David Tang & Co, Suite 8 Nassau House, 122 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, London, W1D 5ER

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

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