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Reasons to use our South London conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 South London conveyancing lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in South London will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 3 South London solicitors have a significant advantage when it comes to South London conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 4 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers are located in South London - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be on good working terms
  • 5 Regardless other sites say it could be necessary to visit your solicitor to execute contracts. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without having to add the postman into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in South London since July 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South London

Is there a reason to use a South London conveyancing practice given that online alternatives are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to scrutinise conveyancing costs in South London and you should seek a competitive quote but don’t expend your energy hunting for the cheapest South London conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a frustrating house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist lawyer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone call and can never replicate a one to one appointment. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of personalised service that you rarely receive from an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you as to headway and keep you informed. Should you need to contact the office you will be sure who you need to speak to and they will be sure you are kept fully informed.

Various online forums that I have come across warn that are a common reason for obstruction in South London house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in South London.

I bought my flat on 16 April and my personal details is not yet on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in South London advises it will be recorded inside ten days. Are properties in South London particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in South London registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any third parties. As of today approximately three quarters of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Registration takes place once the buyer has moved in to the property so 'speed' is not always primary concern but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I am buying a new build flat in South London. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in South London

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one close by in South London I like with a park and transport links nearby, however it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in South London in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you need a home loan that many years may be an issue. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

Would local authority permission be required to convert a single dwelling into multiple flats in South London? This has occurred to a property next door to a friend in South London and was ignorant of it happening until it was finished.

Planning Permission yes. Building Reg Approval yes.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in South London regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South London practicing in commercial conveyancing in South London. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Layzells Law Llp, 255 Muswell Hill Broadway, London, N10 1DG
  • Davies Bays & Co Trading As John Bays & Co, 240a High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8HH
  • Blue Trinity Ltd, 87a High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6BB
  • Clinton Davis Pallis Formerly Known As Law And Advocacy, 47a Tottenham Lane, London, N8 9BD
  • Dp Cameron Limited, First Floor, 43a Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London, N8 8PT

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in South London regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in South London but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • Horizon Law Limited, 214 High Street, EN5 5SZ
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

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

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in South London specialising in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Sal & Co Solicitors Limited, 191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London, England, N18 2UD
  • Stuart & Co, 285 Fore Street, London, London, N9 0PD
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD

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

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