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Top 5 reasons to let us assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in West Dulwich

  • 1 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in West Dulwich is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in West Dulwich are familiar with the local issues specific to West Dulwich and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in West Dulwich
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that West Dulwich property lawyer have developed very good working relationships with West Dulwich local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in West Dulwich.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Dulwich since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Dulwich

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to visit the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in West Dulwich so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

Most conveyancing panel lawyers for banks conduct the vast majority of work via Royal Mail, internet or over the phone. This enables them to undertake the legal work for your home move no matter where you live in England or Wales. Nevertheless you can see if you have the option of attending the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if needed.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Nationwide, do West Dulwich lawyers face a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?

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

is it true that all West Dulwich solicitor firms on the RBS conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the RBS conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I have instructed a West Dulwich lawyer having made sure that they are on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Barclays will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Barclays will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own West Dulwich surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in West Dulwich. Now, I need my files but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in West Dulwich of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. West Dulwich is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in West Dulwich are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in West Dulwich you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in West Dulwich may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in West Dulwich with the purpose of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in West Dulwich can be avoided if you appoint lawyers as soon as your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ solicitors.
  • You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be wise to verify this by asking your conveyancers. A purchaser's lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the remaining number of years is below 75 years. In the circumstances it is important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. Some West Dulwich leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand bank and professional references. Any bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is able to meet the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their solicitors. If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should ensure that you hold the original share document. Arranging a duplicate share certificate can be a lengthy process and frustrates many a West Dulwich home move. If a reissued share is necessary, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (if applicable) for this at the earliest opportunity. The majority of landlords or managing agents in West Dulwich levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should discover the actual amount of the charges. The management pack sought on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most usual reason for frustration in leasehold conveyancing in West Dulwich.

Having spent years of dialogue we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in West Dulwich. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a West Dulwich conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a West Dulwich flat is 8 Deerbrook Road in May 2010. the Tribunal held that the enfranchisement price, in accordance with section 32 and Schedule 6 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £22,820, payable by the Applicants. By an order of the Lambeth County Court dated 17 June 2009 the case had been transferred to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal for its determination of the premium payable This case related to 3 flats.

Being a tenant I am on the hook for a maintenance contribution for my appartment in West Dulwich. As a result of personal circumstances I fell behind with payments. I negotiated a settlement schedule but there remains about £3000 currently due.

I now wish to dispose of the property and I am panicking this may jeopardize the sale if I have to pay off the amount due in advance. I'd like to sell up and then repay the arrears from the proceeds - is this possible?

Your solicitor will hopefully be able to negotiate with the management company, with a new to seeing if they would accept payment out of the completion monies. Here is an example of why it is advisable to choose a solicitor in West Dulwich as they may well enjoy an open line of communication with the parties.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in West Dulwich regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hall & Co, 399 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8JN
  • P M Hunter & Co, 145 Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 0NG
  • William Bailey, 150 Lordship Lane, London, London, SE22 8HB
  • Hepburns Solicitors Llp, Unit 1 Blackwater Court, 17-19 Blackwater Street, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8SD
  • Glazer Delmar, 27-31 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 9ET

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Dulwich

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Dulwich practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Hall & Co, 399 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8JN
  • William Bailey, 150 Lordship Lane, London, London, SE22 8HB
  • Hepburns Solicitors Llp, Unit 1 Blackwater Court, 17-19 Blackwater Street, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8SD
  • Glazer Delmar, 27-31 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 9ET
  • Van Eaton Solicitors, 71 Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, London, SW16 2NJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Dulwich regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Dulwich specialising in commercial conveyancing in West Dulwich. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Hall & Co, 399 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8JN
  • P M Hunter & Co, 145 Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 0NG
  • William Bailey, 150 Lordship Lane, London, London, SE22 8HB
  • Hepburns Solicitors Llp, Unit 1 Blackwater Court, 17-19 Blackwater Street, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8SD
  • Glazer Delmar, 27-31 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 9ET

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

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