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Reasons to use our South London conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in South London is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 South London conveyancing lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 The South London conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in South London
  • 4 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law practices conducting conveyancing in South London governed by the SRA or CLC.
  • 5 The practices shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in South London since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South London

We are a couple about to sign contracts for a freehold house in South London. We have hit a problem. Our loan offer with Virgin Money runs out on 20/3/2023 but the owners are putting forward a completion date of 22/3/2023. Can one prolong the mortgage offer?

The best person to deal with your issue is your solicitors who will hopefully determine whether they corresponding with the mortgage broker, vendor’s solicitors, selling agents or possibly all parties given the circumstances your conveyancing as of today.

We are selling our house in South London. Will my property lawyer have to be on the Principality conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Principality conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their conditions fairly frequently at the moment.

Is it necessary to take out insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when purchasing a house in South London?

Unless a previous acquisition of the property took place post 12 October 2013 you can take it that solicitors handling conveyancing in South London to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

How does conveyancing in South London differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in South London come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because builders in South London typically purchase the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in South London or who has acted in the same development.

I own a leasehold flat in South London. Conveyancing and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing practitioner in South London who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?

First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a South London conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I own a two-bedroom flat in South London. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium payable for a lease extension?

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

An example of a Lease Extension case for a South London property is Flat B 10 Grove Avenue in October 2013. Following a vesting order Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court 3rd July 2013 The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the lease extension was £36,215.00 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 65.21 years.

I am buying a flat with all finances in place. My solicitor has been given with 2 separate proof of photographic identification, bank statement, numerous utility bills. Now he wants a copy from a probate lawyer acknowledging that the money is in place and that it has come from inheritance and not via illegitimate means.

For some years now requires conveyancing solicitors as well as banks, building societies and other financial institutes to obtain satisfactory evidence of the identity of the client. This is because solicitors who deal with money and property on behalf of their clients can be used by criminals wishing to launder money. In order to comply with the law of money laundering, your South London conveyancing lawyer will need to obtain evidence of your identity as as well as make sure that your funds are legitimate.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in South London regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection 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
  • Boulter & Co, First Floor, 11 - 19 Park Road, London, N8 8TE

Residential 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 practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in South London with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • 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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