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Conveyancing in Southwark : Keep it Local

Main reasons to let us help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Southwark

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing firms have valuable personal connections with Southwark estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The Southwark conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Southwark
  • 3 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Southwark will be carried out by a property lawyer on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 4 Southwark conveyancers work in partnership with Southwark estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 5 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Southwark have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Southwark and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Southwark since September 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southwark

My fiance and I are looking to purchase a house in Southwark and have appointed a Southwark conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our property lawyer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Britannia have this morning contacted us to inform me that there is now an issue as our Southwark solicitor is not on their conveyancing panel. What do we do from here?

If you are buying a property with the assistance of a mortgage it is conventional for the purchasers' lawyers to also act for the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Southwark lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you have another set of people involved.

I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must vacate my let out flat in Southwark by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. Can I complete in six weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?

Generally one should not give notice for your tenancy unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, notify to your lawyer and request that they chase the sellers solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will work towards

How do I find out if the solicitor conducting my conveyancing in Southwark is on the mortgage lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for The Mortgage Works thus paying £175.00 in another set of legal costs.

You should take advantage of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this page. Please choose the lender and type ‘Southwark’ or your preferred area and you will be presented with numerous solicitors offices in Southwark or near you.

2 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Southwark took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Southwark is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Southwark are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Southwark you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Southwark may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

Me and my wife accepted an offer on a Southwark house left to us some years ago in 2009. I have over a decades worth of conveyancing experience and, although retired, intend to do the conveyancing. The buyer's conveyancer has informed me that their bank will not allow us to do our own conveyancing insisting the funds to be transferred to a solicitor's bank account.

Mortgage requirements to conveyancing practitioners from all CML members state that If the vendor is not legally represented the borrower's lawyers should check whether the mortgage company needs to be told so that a decision can be reached if they are willing to proceed.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Southwark

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Southwark specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Greenberg Traurig Maher Llp, The Shard, Level 8, 32 London Bridge Street, London, London, SE1 9SG
  • Issat Timm Solicitors Limited, 175-177 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Ola Leslie Solicitors Llp, 60 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XF
  • Bryan O'connor & Co, St Margaret's House, 18-20 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Southwark regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Southwark with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Southwark. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Greenberg Traurig Maher Llp, The Shard, Level 8, 32 London Bridge Street, London, London, SE1 9SG
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Ola Leslie Solicitors Llp, 60 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XF
  • Bryan O'connor & Co, St Margaret's House, 18-20 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TS
  • Rls Solicitors Limited, Suite 30-33, The Hop Exchange, 24 Southwark Street, London, London, SE1 1TY

Planning law solicitors in Southwark regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Southwark with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Greenberg Traurig Maher Llp, The Shard, Level 8, 32 London Bridge Street, London, London, SE1 9SG
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Ola Leslie Solicitors Llp, 60 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XF
  • Deighton Pierce Glynn Limited, 8 Union Street, London, SE1 1SZ
  • Howard Kennedy Llp, No.1 London Bridge, London, SE1 9BG

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

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