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Reasons to use our Sydenham Hill conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Sydenham Hill conveyancing lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Sydenham Hill solicitor have established very good connections with Sydenham Hill 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 home move in Sydenham Hill.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Sydenham Hill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Sydenham Hill has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Sydenham Hill regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sydenham Hill since November 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sydenham Hill

We're in Sydenham Hill, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Leeds Building Society , and our lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancing practitioner should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

I am intent on selling our home in Sydenham Hill and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed an online conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Sydenham Hill. We have lived in Sydenham Hill for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)

I completed on my apartment on 10 May and my personal details is not yet on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Sydenham Hill said it will be dealt with inside ten days. Are titles in Sydenham Hill uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Sydenham Hill is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. At present approximately 80% of such applications are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Registration is effected after the purchaser is living at the property therefore an expedited registration is not usually primary concern yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer can speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Sydenham Hill is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Sydenham Hill are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Sydenham Hill you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Sydenham Hill may ascertain 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 property.

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Sydenham Hill conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Sydenham Hill conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you speak with two or three firms including non Sydenham Hill conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be useful:

    What volume of lease extensions have they conducted in Sydenham Hill in the last 12 months?

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can I make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Sydenham Hill conveyancing firm to help?

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

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Sydenham Hill residence 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 number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 69 years.

Are Sydenham Hill conveyancing solicitors under an obligation to the Law Society to supply clear conveyancing costs?

Inbuilt into the Solicitors Code of Conduct are prescriptive rules and regulations as to how the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) allow solicitors to publicise their charges to clients.The Law Society have practice note giving advice on how to publicise transparent charges to avoid breaching any such rule. Practice notes are not legal advice issued by the Law Society and is not to be regarded as the only standard of good practice a conveyancing solicitor should adhere to. The Practice Note does, nevertheless, constitute the Law Society’s perspective of acceptable practice for publicising conveyancing charges, and accordingly it’s a recommended read for any solicitor or conveyancer in Sydenham Hill or across England and Wales.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sydenham Hill regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Sydenham Hill with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Sydenham Hill. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Charles Clarke & Co, 77 High Street, London, SE20 7HW
  • Kirvan Bond Solicitors, 107 High Street, Penge, London, SE20 7DT
  • Ewings & Co, 148 High Street, London, SE20 7EU
  • Armstrong & Co, 2 Dartmouth Road, London, SE23 3XU
  • Ablitts, Unit 24, Metro Business Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, London, SE26 5BW

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

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

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

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