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Thornton Heath Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 54 days for conveyancing in Thornton Heath
  • 3 Average time frame of 81 days for registration of title in Thornton Heath
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Thornton Heath that are buy to let is 28%
  • 5 71% freehold and 29% leasehold conveyancing in Thornton Heath for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Thornton Heath since November 2023*

Disposal

of flat Cranleigh Gardens SE25 6UH, at sale amount of £145,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of house residence, Nicholls Mews, SW16 2BW completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £515,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Transfer

of flat Leigham Court Road SW16 2SF, at sale sum of £316,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of apartment Carlingford Gardens CR4 2AT, purchased for £402,500. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thornton Heath

The owners have very assertive vendors who has insisted on a preliminary contract with a deposit 6,000. Are such agreements sensible?

This form of contract is not the norm in Thornton Heath, conveyancers are not keen on them as they detract from the primary objective, namely conveyancing and if you end up having your deposit forfeited then the lawyer at best left with an upset client and at worst a litigious one. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that just because the vendor has signed an exclusivity agreement they will sell to you. They may be inclined to break the contract if they are offered sufficient financial inducement to do so because an aggrieved claimant with the benefit of a lockout agreement will still have to establish consequential losses from the breach and this may not compare to the financial benefit that your seller may secure by reneging on the contract, no matter how morally shameful it undoubtedly is.

4 months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Thornton Heath took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Thornton Heath I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Thornton Heath for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage that many years will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

Is it best to appoint a Thornton Heath conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am buying? I have an old university friend who can conduct the legal work but her office is over three hundred kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local Thornton Heath conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to execute paperwork, hand in your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. Having local Thornton Heath know how is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were content that should surpass using an unfamiliar Thornton Heath conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being Thornton Heath based.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £375,000 flat in Thornton Heath in just under a week. The managing agents has quoted £360 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Thornton Heath?

Thornton Heath conveyancing on leasehold apartments normally requires the buyer’s lawyer sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to these enquiries most will be willing to assist. They are entitled to invoice a reasonable administration fee for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some transactions it is above £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration fees, without which the invoice is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that one has no option but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Thornton Heath conveyancing firm to represent me?

if there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Thornton Heath flat is Ground Floor Flat 14 Lodge Road in October 2013. the tribunal held that the price payable for the acquisition of the extended lease of the property should be £12,590 .00 This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 69.46 years.

How do I search for a Thornton Heath conveyancing solicitor on the mortgage company conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to twentykilometers to attend the lawyer.

You can use the find a conveyancing panel search on this page. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case Thornton Heath and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest Thornton Heath. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the lender solicitor panel.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Thornton Heath regulated by the SRA

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

  • Deygoo & Co, 50 Foxley Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 7DT
  • Tilbury Goddard, 792-794 London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 6YQ
  • Wimal & Co, 727b London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 6AU
  • Surrey Solicitors, 1417-1419 London Road, Norbury, London, SW16 4AH
  • Greater London Solicitors, First Floor, 343 London Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 3PA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Thornton Heath regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Thornton Heath practicing in commercial conveyancing in Thornton Heath. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Deygoo & Co, 50 Foxley Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 7DT
  • Tilbury Goddard, 792-794 London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 6YQ
  • Wimal & Co, 727b London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 6AU
  • Greater London Solicitors, First Floor, 343 London Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 3PA
  • Cardinal Solicitors, 2nd Floor, 51-53 London Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2RF

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Thornton Heath regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Thornton Heath 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

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

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