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Reasons to use our Stockwell conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Regardless alternative on-line conveyancers tell you it may be important to pop into your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are various parties with involved in a house sale without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 2 Stockwell property lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Stockwell property deals can be made significantly more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 4 Stockwell lawyers work in conjunction with Stockwell estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you require
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Stockwell solicitor have developed excellent working relationships with Stockwell local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Stockwell.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stockwell since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stockwell

Willappointing a Stockwell conveyancing practitioner make my purchase more efficient?

Stockwell is a special area, where neighbourhood knowledge counts for a lot. The laid-back lifestyle has an upside – just not when it comes to your conveyancing. The solicitors that we work with combine specialist Stockwell know how with a positive, can doattitude that ensures the conveyancing to progress with the minimum of fuss. It is a definite plus if they can make use of established rapport with mortgage brokers, search providers, surveyors and counterpart Stockwell conveyancing practitioners

We note that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Stockwell?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Stockwell.

There are plenty of conveyancing solicitors in Stockwell but how do I know who's good?

We would encourage you not to go for the cheapest Stockwell conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.

Are all Stockwell Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel?

It is true that some lenders now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in August 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Bank of Ireland are being difficult. The Stockwell solicitor who is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Bank of Ireland are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Bank of Ireland have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Bank of Ireland have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Bank of Ireland may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

How does conveyancing in Stockwell differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Stockwell approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because builders in Stockwell tend to purchase the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Stockwell or who has acted in the same development.

My company is planning to take over a lease of a shop on a shopping parade. Can you recommend lawyers offering competitive costs for non-domestic conveyancing in Stockwell for under 2k?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Stockwell, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are looking to acquire or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we will find you the right lawyer. As for the fees this will depend on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or telephone us so that we may provide you with a fixed commercial conveyancing quote.

I own a leasehold house in Stockwell. Conveyancing and Skipton Building Society mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing solicitor in Stockwell who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Stockwell conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I have had difficulty in negotiating a lease extension in Stockwell. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to make a decision on the amount due.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Stockwell premises is 3 Tintern Street in February 2010. The tribunal had jurisdiction to make a decision on the price of the freehold of the subject premises and concluded that the premium should be £24,630.00 This case affected 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 73.69 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Stockwell regulated by the SRA

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

  • Clapham Law Llp, 9 Bedford Road, Clapham, London, SW4 7SH
  • Lambeth Solicitors, 463-465 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, London, SW9 8HL
  • Alpha Rocks Solicitors, 8 Arlington Parade, Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RH
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Wainwright & Cummins Llp, 57-61 Atlantic Road, London, London, SW9 8PU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stockwell regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Stockwell specialising in commercial conveyancing in Stockwell. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Clapham Law Llp, 9 Bedford Road, Clapham, London, SW4 7SH
  • Lambeth Solicitors, 463-465 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, London, SW9 8HL
  • Alpha Rocks Solicitors, 8 Arlington Parade, Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RH
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Wainwright & Cummins Llp, 57-61 Atlantic Road, London, London, SW9 8PU

Planning law solicitors in Stockwell regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stockwell with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ
  • Keystone Law Limited, Second Floor Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HX

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

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