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Main reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Sutton

  • 1 The organisations listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Sutton conveyancing lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative on-line conveyancers inform you it may be important to pop into your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are various parties with involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to include the postman into the mix.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Sutton
  • 5 Personal touch together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Sutton home moves can become a lot more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sutton since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sutton

The Sutton conveyancing lawyers that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Sutton have suddenly shut down. They were on acting for me because I needed a solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel and my previous Sutton lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to assist.

The deeds to my property are lost. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Sutton 4 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?

You no longer need to have the physical official documentation to prove you own the land or property, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

I am buying a new build flat in Sutton. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Sutton

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please supply a car parking plan.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and found one near me in Sutton I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Sutton for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage that many years will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you could 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 about this.

How difficult is it to swap conveyancer as I need to choose a firm on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing list. I had appointed a family conveyancing solicitor in Sutton round the corner but he is not accepted by Yorkshire Building Society

It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in Sutton on the Yorkshire Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Sutton. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can scrutinise costs for conveyancing solicitors in Sutton and throughout England and Wales.

I am employed by a busy estate agency in Sutton where we have witnessed a few leasehold sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Sutton conveyancing firms. Can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can initiate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I am the leaseholder of a two-bedroom flat in Sutton. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for a lease extension?

Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Sutton conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Sutton property is Buchanan Court 39 Vernon Road in April 2010. the Tribunal assessed that the premium payable for the freehold of the block should be £44,000. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 66.67 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Sutton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Porter & Co, 40 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4DA
  • Copley Clark Llp, 36 Grove Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1BS
  • Charmini Ravindran Law Ltd, 8 Lind Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4PJ
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Stanley Smith Hill & Co, 35 High Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3BG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sutton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sutton specialising in commercial conveyancing in Sutton. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Porter & Co, 40 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4DA
  • Copley Clark Llp, 36 Grove Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1BS
  • Charmini Ravindran Law Ltd, 8 Lind Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4PJ
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Stanley Smith Hill & Co, 35 High Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3BG

Planning law solicitors in Sutton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sutton specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • Cuff And Gough Llp, Lamborn Place, 26 High Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2LJ
  • Jeremy Marozzi & Co Solicitors, 12 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NT
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ

Neighboring Locations

Lower Morden
St Helier
Sutton
Carshalton
Belmont
Cheam
Belmont

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

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