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Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Temple

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Temple solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Temple conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 3 Personal touch together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Temple conveyancing can become a lot more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Temple will be conducted by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s member panel.
  • 5 Temple conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Temple conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Temple since November 2023*

Transfer

of flat Leather Lane EC1N 7SQ, at the agreed sum of £500,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of apartment Adeline Place WC1B 3AH, at purchase sum of £980,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of apartment Gerridge Street SE1 7QH, at the agreed amount of £408,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title

Acquisition

of flat Southwark Bridge Road SE1 6FJ, sold for £180,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Temple

Due to move into my new home in Temple next Monday. My solicitor now wants me to supply her with proof of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the bank. What risks does the lender expect the insurance to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for mortgage companies would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 requirements. These requirements are not unique to conveyancing in Temple.

I am buying a detached bungalow in Temple. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will legal work on the property include investigations to ascertain if these works are permitted?

Your property lawyer will review the deeds as conveyancing in Temple can sometimes identify restrictions in the title deeds which prevent categories of alterations or need the consent of a 3rd party. Certain additions require local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be wise to check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

I have paid off my mortgage with Principality. I assume I don't need a Temple solicitor on the Principality panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Principality 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 Principality mortgage from the register. Principality, 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 Principality has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Principality has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Principality mortgage has been paid off.

Intending to buy a maisonette in Temple. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the RBS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Temple solicitor is on the RBS conveyancing panel.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could affect a commercial estate in Temple?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Temple will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Temple. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Temple.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Temple it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to Temple commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Temple.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Temple?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Temple. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Temple differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Temple contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because new home sellers in Temple 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 Temple or who has acted in the same development.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Temple. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Temple ?

The majority of houses in Temple are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Temple so you should seriously consider looking for a Temple conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the freeholder’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer should advise you fully on all the issues.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to purchase the freehold in Temple. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Temple conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Temple flat is Flat 89 Trinity Court Grays Inn Road in February 2013. the Tribunal found that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 should be £36,229. This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 66.8 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Temple regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bates Solicitors Limited, 43 Essex Street, London, London, WC2R 3JF
  • Ebr Attridge Llp, 44 Essex Street, London, WC2R 3JF
  • Lexlaw Limited, 4 Middle Temple Lane, Middle Temple (Inn of Court), Temple, City of London, London, EC4Y 9AA
  • Kerman & Co Llp, 200-203 Strand, London, London, WC2R 1DJ
  • Atkins Thomson Limited, 3 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AU

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Temple but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG

Planning law solicitors in Temple regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Temple specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Ebr Attridge Llp, 44 Essex Street, London, WC2R 3JF
  • Bates Solicitors Limited, 43 Essex Street, London, London, WC2R 3JF
  • Kerman & Co Llp, 200-203 Strand, London, London, WC2R 1DJ
  • Darwin Law Limited, Third Floor, 21 Fleet Street, London, Greater London, EC4Y 1AA
  • Excello Law Limited, 5 Chancery Lane, London, London, WC2A 1LG

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

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