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Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Sydenham Hill

  • 1 The organisations identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 Using a high street Solicitor generally results in 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’.
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Sydenham Hill regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Sydenham Hill and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Sydenham Hill conveyancer have developed excellent links with Sydenham Hill local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Sydenham Hill.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Sydenham Hill

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sydenham Hill since February 2020*

Sale

of terraced premises, Wynell Road, SE23 2LN completing on 05/03/2020 at a price of £303,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of flat Croydon Road SE20 7AG, at buying sum of £268,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Disposal

of terraced residence, Haseltine Road, SE26 5AF completing on 06/03/2020 at a price of £590,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Acquisition

of flat Lymer Avenue SE19 1LS, at a price of £420,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sydenham Hill

The Sydenham Hill conveyancing firm handling our Sydenham Hill conveyancing has uncovered an inconsistency between the surveyor’s assumptions in the home valuation report and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My lawyer informs me that he must check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my lawyer’s course or action correct?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Sydenham Hill. I I would like to check if they are on the The Royal Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel. Can you assist?

The first thing you should do is contact your conveyancer and enquire whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you should get in touch with The Royal Bank of Scotland who may be able to help.

is it true that all Sydenham Hill solicitor practices on the Santander conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Santander conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Virgin Money. Sydenham Hill conveyancing solicitors were chosen. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Virgin Money?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Virgin Money conducted the valuation? Have you informed Virgin Money as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I have paid off my mortgage with Yorkshire BS. I assume I don't need a Sydenham Hill lawyer on the Yorkshire BS panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Yorkshire BS mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Yorkshire BS mortgage from the register. Yorkshire BS, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Yorkshire BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Yorkshire BS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Yorkshire BS mortgage has been paid off.

I am purchasing my first flat in Sydenham Hill with the aid of help to buy. The sellers refused to move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent told me not disclose to my solicitor about this side-deal as it could adversely affect my mortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Sydenham Hill. Before diving in I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is registered - and most are in Sydenham Hill - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Following months of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Sydenham Hill. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Sydenham Hill conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Sydenham Hill property is Flat 5 4 Border Crescent in December 2013. the tribunal calculated that premium payable for the acquisition of a lease extension of the subject premises was in the sum of £14,900 (Fourteen thousand, nine hundred pounds). Those advising the applicant were advised to send a copy of the decision and a copy of the new lease with the premium (less the applicants costs as assessed by the Court) to the Croydon County Court (under claim number 3CR01226) for an officer of the Court to execute the new lease on behalf of the absentee landlord who is missing and cannot be traced). This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 69 years.

I am purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Sydenham Hill who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a Sydenham Hill solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the bank who carry out conveyancing in Sydenham Hill. We dont recommend any particular solicitor.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Sydenham Hill regulated by the SRA

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

  • Rose Samuel Odele & Partners, 252 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, SE26 4NL
  • Monioro Less & Co, Suite 209, Regents House, 291 Kirkdale, Sydenham, London, London, SE26 4QD
  • Charles Clarke & Co, 77 High Street, London, SE20 7HW
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU
  • Armstrong & Co, 2 Dartmouth Road, London, SE23 3XU

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Sydenham Hill regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Sydenham Hill but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG

Planning law solicitors in Sydenham Hill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Sydenham Hill practicing in planning law. This could include advice on tree preservation orders
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ

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

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