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  • 1 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Walworth governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
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  • 3 Walworth lawyers work in partnership with Walworth estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 Over the years Walworth lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Walworth 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 house sale or purchase in Walworth.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Walworth is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Walworth since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walworth

I am one month into the sale of my maisonette in Walworth and the EA has just telephoned to say that the purchasers are swapping law firm. The reason given is that the bank will only work with solicitors on their approved list. On what basis would a leading mortgage company only engage with specific solicitors rather the firm that they want to choose for their conveyancing in Walworth ?

Lenders have always had an approved set of law firms they are content to work with, but in the last few years big names such as Yorkshire Building Society, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for decades.

Lending institutions point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the reduction – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to keep an eye on. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The buyers are not going to have any impact on this.

I purchased a freehold property in Walworth but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Walworth and has limited impact for conveyancing in Walworth but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

We're in Walworth, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is Yorkshire BS , and our lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer 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.

This question may be naive but I am unseasoned as FTB of a ground floor flat in Walworth. Do I collect the keys to the house on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Walworth?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be called to receive the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens early afternoon.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Lloyds, do Walworth property lawyers face a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are unaware of any bank fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Walworth. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Coventry BS be concerned?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Coventry BS your lawyer must follow the formal instructions contained in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Coventry BS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Coventry BS where a lease fails to satisfy these provisions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Walworth.

I am buying a new build apartment in Walworth. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Walworth

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

Notwithstanding our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in trying to purchase the freehold in Walworth. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Walworth conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Walworth property is 28 Valmar Road in June 2013. this was a case with an absentee freeholder. As a result the leaseholders applied to the Lambeth County Court for an order dispensing with the giving of a notice of claim. On 25 April 2013 District Judge Zimmels made a vesting order and directed that the matter should be transferred to this tribunal to determine the premium. The tribunal concluded on a figure of £1,125 This case affected 3 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 968 years.

What are the frequently found defects that you see in leases for Walworth properties?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Walworth. All leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the building

A defective lease will likely cause issues when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Halifax, Barnsley Building Society, and Nottingham Building Society all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to withdraw.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Walworth regulated by the SRA

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

  • Murrays Partnership, 94-96 Walworth Road, London, SE1 6SW
  • Charles Hill & Co Solicitors, 7-13 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EZ
  • Bestway Solicitors, 51, Camberwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SE5 0EZ
  • Hockfield And Co, 41 Reedworth Street, Kennington, London, SE11 4PQ
  • Lisa's Law Ltd, 13 London Road, London, SE1 6JZ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Walworth regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Walworth with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Walworth. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Murrays Partnership, 94-96 Walworth Road, London, SE1 6SW
  • Charles Hill & Co Solicitors, 7-13 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EZ
  • Hockfield And Co, 41 Reedworth Street, Kennington, London, SE11 4PQ
  • Lisa's Law Ltd, 13 London Road, London, SE1 6JZ
  • The Sports Integrity Initiative Ltd, Unit L.f. The Leathermarket, Weston Street, London, SE1 3ER

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

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

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