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

  • 1 The Southfields conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Southfields
  • 2 Southfields solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Southfields conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 3 Excellent communication and pure property experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Southfields property deals can be made significantly more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Southfields is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Southfields has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Southfields since April 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southfields

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Southfields is more expensive?

Southfields leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

Our mortgage company has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Southfields but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Southfields round the corner to me. Can you assist?

The minority of Southfields conveyancing firms are on all banks conveyancing panel. Use our find an approved solicitor tool to locate a Southfields conveyancing firm on the on the mortgage company panel.

A relative recommended that where I am buying in Southfields I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Southfields conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Southfields around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Southfields Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Southfields.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a property in Neath but reside in Southfields. My lawyer (approximately 235 miles awayneeds me to sign a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Southfields to witness this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Southfields

Last February I purchased a leasehold property in Southfields. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

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. A critical element 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 leaseholder of a second floor flat in Southfields. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for a lease extension?

if there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to decide the price.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Southfields residence is 83 Balvernie Grove in February 2012. The Tribunal assessed the price to be paid by the leaseholder to the freeholder for the lease extension pursuant to section 48 of the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993 should be£16,603.00 This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 69.32 years.

How do I search for a Southfields conveyancing solicitor on the lender conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 10kilometers to meet the lawyer.

You can use the find a conveyancing panel search on this website. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case Southfields and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest Southfields. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the bank solicitor panel.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Southfields regulated by the SRA

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

  • A E P Zaleski, 179-181 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LY
  • Bulcraigs, 2 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LS
  • Irving Caplin & Co, 1 College Mews, St Ann's Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 2SJ
  • Southfields Solicitors Limited, 1 West Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1RB
  • Zgrp Limited, Park House, 158-160 Arthur Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 8AQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Southfields regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Southfields practicing in commercial conveyancing in Southfields. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • A E P Zaleski, 179-181 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LY
  • Bulcraigs, 2 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LS
  • Southfields Solicitors Limited, 1 West Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1RB
  • Zgrp Limited, Park House, 158-160 Arthur Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 8AQ
  • Wixted & Co Limited, 57 Putney Bridge Road, London, SW18 1NP

Planning law solicitors in Southfields regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southfields with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Ashworths Solicitors Llp, The Old Exchange, 12 Compton Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7QD
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Capsticks Solicitors Llp, 1 St. Georges Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4DR
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ

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