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Wallington Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 345 days for registration of title in Wallington
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Wallington that are buy to let is 4%
  • 3 55% freehold and 45% leasehold conveyancing in Wallington for this year to date
  • 4 152 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Wallington
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £11,472

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wallington since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wallington

Just contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Wallington who acted for me two years ago asking for a conveyancing quote based on the same type of house move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a mortgage from The Mortgage Works. It looks as though am now being quoted twice the amount. Should I look for an alternative conveyancer?

The estimate fees seem a little high. If you shop around you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as a hundred pounds. On the other hand, if you were pleased with the legal work the firm provided you mightlive to regret choosing an an unknown conveyancer. Don't forget to enquire that the solicitor can represent The Mortgage Works. You can utilise our search tool to find a Wallington conveyancing firm on the The Mortgage Works approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Wallington.

Should our solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Wallington.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Wallington. Plenty of people will acquire a house in Wallington, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that may be carried out by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which should figure out the risks in Wallington. The standard information given to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to find out whether the premises has historically flooded. In the event that the property has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser could issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an inaccurate reply. A buyer’s solicitors should also order an environmental report. This will disclose whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be made.

My wife and I have a 4 bedroom Georgian property in Wallington. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Barclays Direct. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same property. Is it worth asking Barclays Direct to clarify?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Wallington and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the position with the conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Wallington for my house move. Is it possible to review a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?

You can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training requirements.

I am employed by a long established estate agent office in Wallington where we have witnessed a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have been given conflicting advice from local Wallington conveyancing firms. Could you shed some light as to 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 commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 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 simultaneously with completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is 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 purchaser.

I am the leaseholder of a ground floor flat in Wallington. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?

in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the sum to be paid.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Wallington flat is 21 & 23 Carshalton Grove in May 2009. the Tribunal adopted the figures presented as the premiums payable by the Applicant i.e. a total of £20,750. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 72 years.

Please specify the differing property related services that Wallington conveyancing solicitors manage?

Generally most Wallington conveyancing companies manage to carry out various services to domestic and rural land proprietors, sellers, investors, freeholders and tenants including the following:

    House sale conveyancing in Wallington or throughout the rest of the country Residential purchase conveyancing in Wallington and countrywide Drafting bespoke leases for individuals needs Advice on Energy Performance Certificates Plot sales whether they are freehold or leasehold Joint ownership and cohabitation agreements

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Wallington regulated by the SRA

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

  • John Nash & Co, 38 Stafford Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9AA
  • Carpenter & Co, 46 Woodcote Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0NW
  • Stanley Smith Hill & Co, 35 High Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3BG
  • David Rubie Mitchell & Co, 306 Stafford Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4NH
  • Anthony Leonard Associates, Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0XZ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Wallington

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wallington practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • John Nash & Co, 38 Stafford Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9AA
  • Carpenter & Co, 46 Woodcote Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0NW
  • Stanley Smith Hill & Co, 35 High Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3BG
  • Dzimitrowicz York, 6 Laud Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1ST
  • Streeter Marshall, 74 High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 2UU

Planning law solicitors in Wallington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wallington specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • 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
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX

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

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