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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Walworth’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Walworth.

Reasons to use our Walworth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with Walworth selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Walworth have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Walworth and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 Walworth conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Walworth conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Walworth has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what alternative companies tell you it could be necessary to attend your conveyancer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without needing to include Royal Mail into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Walworth since May 2019*

Transfer

of apartment Trinity Church Square SE1 4HT, at buying price of £957,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Purchase

of flat Long Lane SE1 4GT, purchased for £600,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Acquisition

of flat Kennington Park Road SE11 4BT, acquired for £685,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of apartment Black Prince Road SE11 6JH, at buying amount of £530,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walworth

Is the fact that my solicitor in Walworth is not on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s conveyancing?

That is more than likely an incorrect assumption to make. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Walworth conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.

I am hoping to complete my purchase in Walworth next Thursday. My solicitor now wants me to supply her with evidence of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the mortgage company. What does the insurance need to cover?

All property lawyers on acting for banks 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 conditions. These requirements are not unique to conveyancing in Walworth.

Can your site be used to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Walworth even if I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example if I wish to acquire an office in Walworth with a mortgage from Nottingham Building Society?

Our comparison service is primarily used to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Walworth but we have set out towards the bottom of this page some Walworth commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the firm directly to see if they can also act for Nottingham Building Society

How does conveyancing in Walworth differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Walworth approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because builders in Walworth typically purchase the land, 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Walworth or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Walworth I like with a park and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Walworth for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

Is it best to choose a Walworth conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can perform the legal work however they are based a couple of hundredmiles away.

The primary upside of using a high street Walworth conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to execute documents, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Walworth know how is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and on the whole were content that must outweigh using an unknown Walworth conveyancing lawyer just because they are based in the area.

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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
  • Bestway Solicitors, 51, Camberwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SE5 0EZ
  • 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

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

Please note 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

Planning law solicitors in Walworth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Walworth practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Deighton Pierce Glynn Limited, 8 Union Street, London, SE1 1SZ
  • Ola Leslie Solicitors Llp, 60 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XF
  • Greenberg Traurig Maher Llp, The Shard, Level 8, 32 London Bridge Street, London, London, SE1 9SG
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Llp, 3 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AQ

Neighboring Locations

Elephant and Castle
Bankside
Newington
Southwark
Bermondsey
Walworth

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

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