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Reasons to use our Streatham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch and pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Streatham property deals can become a lot more complicated because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Streatham regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 The organisations identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 Streatham property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Streatham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Streatham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Streatham since June 2022*

Transfer

of house residence, Gleneldon Road, SW16 2BQ completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £787,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of apartment Beechcroft Close SW16 2EW, at the agreed amount of £336,973. Leasehold conveyancing included: obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of flat Angles Road SW16 2UU, at purchase price of £485,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of flat Valleyfield Road SW16 2HR, purchased for £450,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Streatham

We are selling our home in Streatham. Will my conveyancer have to be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently currently.

How does conveyancing in Streatham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Streatham come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Streatham usually acquire the real estate, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Streatham or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Streatham is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Streatham are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Streatham you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Streatham may determine 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 premises.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Streatham. I've chance upon a web site which looks to be the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via phone that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Streatham with the aim of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Streatham can be avoided where you get in touch lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ conveyancers.
  • Some Streatham leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, you should notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their solicitors. The majority of freeholders or managing agents in Streatham charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should discover the actual amount of the charges. The management pack sought on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Streatham. You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be advisable double-check via your conveyancers. A purchaser's lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the remaining number of years is less than 80 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an early stage that you consider whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. If you have had conflict with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved prior to the flat being put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as over as opposed to unresolved.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can a leaseholder make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Streatham conveyancing firm to represent me?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Streatham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Streatham flat is Flat 12, Newlands Court Streatham Common North in May 2012. the decision of the Tribunal was that the premium payable by the Applicants to the Respondent for the new lease of the Premises be £70,140. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 23.25 years.

How does one remove a departed person's name from the title register for a house in Streatham?

Where a Streatham property is co-owned and one of the proprietors dies, their name will not immediately be removed from the Land Registry title. It is not necessary to amend the title as when it comes to a disposal you would simply be required to evidence as to the reason the co owner is not included in the contract, ordinarily this takes the form of a grant of probate.

With the aim of making things simpler for the sale of the property you may apply to have the deceased party erased from the title by applying to HMLR with proof of the death. There is no charge from the Registry for this service.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Streatham

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Streatham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Goodwin & Co, 22 Sunnyhill Road, London, SW16 2UH
  • Pasha Law Chambers Solicitors, Hideaway Work Space, 1 Empire Mews, Streatham, London, London, SW16 2BF
  • Van Eaton Solicitors, 71 Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, London, SW16 2NJ
  • K Jameel & Co, 1509 London Road, Norbury, London, SW16 4AE
  • Surrey Solicitors, 1417-1419 London Road, Norbury, London, SW16 4AH

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Streatham but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

Planning law solicitors in Streatham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Streatham practicing in planning law. This should include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Ashworths Solicitors Llp, The Old Exchange, 12 Compton Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7QD
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • Capsticks Solicitors Llp, 1 St. Georges Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4DR

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

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