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  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that South Norwood lawyer have established excellent connections with South Norwood local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in South Norwood.
  • 2 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. South Norwood has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 The firms listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 South Norwood property lawyer are the key to a successful South Norwood conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in South Norwood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in South Norwood since June 2022*

Sale

of flat Selhurst Road SE25 6XW, at buying amount of £170,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of apartment Hambledon Gardens SE25 6BU, at purchase consideration of £320,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Acquisition

of apartment Holmesdale Road SE25 6HX, at a price of £235,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of flat Birchanger Road SE25 5BB, purchased for £274,450. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Norwood

Some advice if I may. My South Norwood conveyancer is assuring me that she is duty bound toconduct South Norwood conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the HSBCsolicitor panel. Is my lawyer correct?

You have limited options available to you. As you are taking a mortgage with a mortgage company your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out South Norwood conveyancing searches.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may impact a commercial premises in South Norwood?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in South Norwood will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in South Norwood. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in South Norwood.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in South Norwood it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to South Norwood commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in South Norwood.

About to purchase a new build apartment in South Norwood. Conveyancing is daunting 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.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in South Norwood

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one near me in South Norwood I like with open areas and station nearby, however it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in South Norwood suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months 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 and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

Last April I purchased a leasehold house in South Norwood. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I am the proprietor of a second floor flat in South Norwood. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the LVT to calculate the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a South Norwood premises is Flats 55, 67 & 70 Melbourne Court Anerley Road in July 2013. The tribunal calculated that the premium for the extended lease at £48,366.00 for at 55, and £88,329.00 for ats 67 and 70 combined. This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 26.38 years.

Been looking for a property lawyer for freehold sale conveyancing in South Norwood. We are selling, simple no mortgage to discharge, no hurry, no onward purchase. Received an estimate from a solicitor for £800 including VAT which is a little steep considering its so straightforward. Is it possible to find less expensive fees for conveyancing in South Norwood?

Considering it’s a sale only, £425 + VAT is likely to be about the best for sale conveyancing in South Norwood.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in South Norwood regulated by the SRA

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

  • Deton Solicitors, 28 Portland Road, South Norwood, London, London, SE25 4PF
  • Haider Kennedy Legal Services Ltd, 25 Station Road, London, SE25 5AH
  • Amphlett Lissimore Bagshaws Llp, Greystoke House, 80-86 Westow Street, London, London, SE19 3AF
  • Anne Cuthbert Solicitors, 55 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6PQ
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in South Norwood regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Norwood specialising in commercial conveyancing in South Norwood. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Amphlett Lissimore Bagshaws Llp, Greystoke House, 80-86 Westow Street, London, London, SE19 3AF
  • Anne Cuthbert Solicitors, 55 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6PQ
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU
  • Deygoo & Co, 50 Foxley Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 7DT
  • Bennett Welch & Co, Bank Chambers, Westow Hill, London, SE19 1TY

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

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in South Norwood with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG

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

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