Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in South East London

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Main reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in South East London

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers are located in South East London - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 2 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.
  • 3 South East London lawyer are the linchpin to a successful South East London home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Over the years South East London property lawyer have established very good connections with South East London local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in South East London.
  • 5 The South East London conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in South East London

Examples of recent conveyancing in South East London since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South East London

Can the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend perform right to buy conveyancing in South East London?

We have identified a variety of conveyancing specialists who can handle right to buy transactions You should call us in order to obtain a conveyancing quote.

My Solicitor in South East London has never been on on the The Mortgage Works Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my family solicitor even though they are not on the The Mortgage Works list of approved lawyers?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing South East London solicitors but The Mortgage Works will need to use a solicitor on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the overall legal charges as well as cause delays.
  2. Get an alternative solicitor to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel

I happen to be the sole recipient of my late mum's estate and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in South East London. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in April. I want to move. I do know about the CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship will be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the house in April. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook mandates solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be affected by that. many banks would take a pragmatic view as this provision primarily exists to capture subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.

When it comes to lenders such as Bank of Ireland, do South East London lawyers face a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

My husband and I have organised the release of further funds on our mortgage from Santander as we want to conduct alterations to our property in South East London. Do we need to select a bricks and mortar South East London solicitor on the Santander conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

Santander would not normally instruct firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Santander panel.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require chancel insurance when purchasing a property in South East London? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that means some homeowners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards maintenance to the chancel within the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in South East London?

Unless a previous acquisition of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you can assume that conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in South East London to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my home can not be found. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in South East London 10 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?

In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your lawyer should be aware exactly where to look for all the suitable documentation so you may purchase or dispose of your property without any difficulty. Where copies can’t be located, your lawyer may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against possible claims on the property.

How do I use the search app to choose a conveyancing practitioner in South East London on the approved list for my bank?

First select a bank such as Santander, Leeds Building Society or Nottingham Building Society then type in your location such as South East London. Conveyancing firms in South East London and beyond will then be shown.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in South East London regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South East London with expertise in commercial conveyancing in South East London. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • Rubinstein Phillips Lewis Smith Limited, 13 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PB
  • Lee & Pembertons Trustee Company Ltd, Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London, SW1Y 5AU
  • Jane Secretarial Services Limited, Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London, SW1Y 5AU
  • L & P Nominees Ltd, Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London, SW1Y 5AU

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. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • 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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