Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in South London

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Top reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in South London

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in South London have a grasp oflocal issues specific to South London and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 The South London conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in South London
  • 3 South London property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to South London conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 4 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal links with South London selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 There is a distinct possibility the the conveyancers for the other party are located in South London - if so both parties will be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in South London since June 2022*

Sale

of flat Crescent Road N22 7RU, at sale consideration of £550,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of terraced residence, Thirlmere Road, N10 2DN completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £1,485,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of flat The Campsbourne N8 7PN, at buying amount of £500,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title

Disposal

of terraced property, Grosvenor Road, N10 2DS completing on 11/07/2022 at a price of £1,279,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South London

I am getting a offer of a home loan from Halifax. I would like to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in South London. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Halifax approved solicitor list 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.

I have a decision in principle. The bank mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to use their panel lawyer as I would much rather instruct a high street conveyancing solicitor in South London?

Do check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel conveyancers should you accept the "fee-free" offer. Speak to the bank and ask if they allow a monetary alternative. Some mortgage companies have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near South London.

We are purchasing a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in South London. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the property.Will legal investigations on the property include investigations to ascertain if these alterations are allowed?

Your solicitor should check the registered title as conveyancing in South London can occasionally identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit categories of changes or require the permission of a 3rd party. Some works call for local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. It would be sensible to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

We had appointed solicitors based in South London on the Santander solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a separate charge for handling the Santander mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Santander?

Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your solicitor can charge a fee for this. The charge is not set by Santander but by your South London lawyer. Plenty of firms on the Santander panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Lloyds. Is it usual for Lloyds to only issue the offer once my solicitor in South London is approved on their conveyancing panel? Lloyds have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Lloyds to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

How does conveyancing in South London differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in South London come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because new home sellers in South London tend to buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in South London or who has acted in the same development.

I'm converting the mortgage on my primary house to a buy to let mortgage with Virgin Money and intend to use the remaining equity towards a second house. The area we are talking about is South London. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the conveyances?

Do use our search tool on this page to be sure that the conveyancers are approved by both banks. Assuming that they are your solicitor will be able to tie up the two transactions but you should talk with you solicitor and specify your expectations and needs.

Are there any distinct benefits to choosing a high street lawyer in South London

Plenty of house movers in South London select a local lawyer so that they can pop into the firm’s offices just in case they have concerns, and to collect paperwork without using the Royal Mail.

One could allege that there is a marginal advantage in opting for a conveyancing practitioner local to a premises you are buying, due to the familiarity of the region and potential local issues - however this is moot. The majority of conveyancers undertaking their communications by way of email and could be based anywhere.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in South London regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in South London but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • 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
  • Clinton Davis Pallis Formerly Known As Law And Advocacy, 47a Tottenham Lane, London, N8 9BD
  • P George & Co, 126 Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London, London, N8 7EL
  • Boulter & Co, First Floor, 11 - 19 Park Road, London, N8 8TE

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in South London regulated by the CLC

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 practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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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