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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Southwark but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Reasons to use our Southwark conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Experience means that Southwark lawyer have developed valuable connections with Southwark 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 home move in Southwark.
  • 2 Southwark conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Southwark conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move
  • 3 No matter what any other solicitors inform you it could be important to pop into your lawyer to sign documents. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without needing to include the postman into the equation.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Southwark selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Southwark since November 2023*

Purchase

of flat Southwark Bridge Road SE1 6FJ, at a price of £180,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of flat Gerridge Street SE1 7QH, sold for £408,500. Leasehold conveyancing work included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Conveyance

of apartment Bishops Square E1 6GH, at a price of £775,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of terraced premises, Langdale Close, SE17 3UF completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £580,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southwark

Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Southwark?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Southwark your lawyer will request that you put them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the total price then this should be required immediately in advance of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

My wife and I own a semi-detached Georgian house in Southwark. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Skipton Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Southwark and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Southwark I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Southwark 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 that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

I am a sole trader planning to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering competitive fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Southwark for below £2000?

We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Southwark, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are hoping to buy or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will find you the right solicitor. Regarding the charges this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Let us have your details or telephone so as to enable us to supply you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

My brother has encouraged me to instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Southwark. Do I follow his guidance?

No doubt it’s preferable to select a conveyancing practitioner is to seek guidance from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the conveyancer you're considering.

It may have been a long time coming a loan offer from a lender for the refinancing of my 2 bedroom flat is to be issued by the end of next week. Could you suggest an efficient remortgage conveyancing practitioner in Southwark ?

You have come to the wrong place to search for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Southwark. We can offer you cost effective conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint companies offering low cost conveyancing in Southwark.At best, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get what you pay for and at worst you will end up paying a lot in additional fee and still not get the service required.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Southwark

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Southwark with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Southwark regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Southwark but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG

Planning law solicitors in Southwark regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Southwark specialising in planning law. This could include advice on development on contaminated land
  • 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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