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Main reasons to let us assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in West Dulwich

  • 1 West Dulwich lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to West Dulwich conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in West Dulwich have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to West Dulwich and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Using a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 West Dulwich conveyancer are the key to a successful West Dulwich home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 5 West Dulwich lawyers work in conjunction with West Dulwich estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Dulwich since April 2019*

Purchase

of apartment Glazebrook Close SE21 8RR, sold for £350,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of flat Elmworth Grove SE21 8RB, at the agreed amount of £340,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced property, Chancellor Grove, SE21 8EQ completing on 26/04/2019 at a price of £600,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Acquisition

of apartment Rosendale Road SE21 8DY, acquired for £347,500. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Dulwich

Having been referred to your company we were going to use a conveyancing solicitor in West Dulwich listed by you but have come across alternative fee calculations on the internet appear less pricey – how come?

There are a variety of conveyancing companies marketing what appear to be the cheapest conveyancing in West Dulwich. You should think long and hard as to how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to take 'cheap' risks concerning the standard of the legal work. Many of them accentuate a cheap fee to tempt you but bury extra fees in the small print..

Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in West Dulwich even where I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for example where I intend to acquire a shop in West Dulwich with a mortgage from Skipton Building Society?

Our search tool is primarily there to locate residential conveyancing solicitors in West Dulwich but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page a few West Dulwich commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the solicitors directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Skipton Building Society

Should my conveyancer be making enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in West Dulwich.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in West Dulwich. There are those who purchase a property in West Dulwich, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous checks that can be initiated by the purchaser or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in West Dulwich. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms given to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard question of the seller to determine whether the premises has historically flooded. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past which is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser could bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading answer. A purchaser’s lawyers will also order an environmental report. This should indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be initiated.

The deeds to my house can not be found. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in West Dulwich 4 years ago have long since closed. What are my options?

As long as the title is registered the details of your ownership will be evidenced by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to conduct a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and get current copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases retain a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for twenty pounds.

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the selling agent told us that the vendor will only move forward if we use the agent's preferred conveyancers as they want a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in West Dulwich

We suspect that the seller is unaware of this requirement. If they want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to instruct your own,trusted West Dulwich conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothose that will earn the negotiator at the agency a referral fee or meet his conveyancing targets pre-set by corporate headquarters.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a two maisonettes in West Dulwich which have approximately 50 years left on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold apartment in West Dulwich is a deteriorating asset as a result of the shortening lease. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the salability of the premises. The majority of purchasers and lenders, leases with less than eighty years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the property for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with West Dulwich conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I have given up trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in West Dulwich. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Absolutely. 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 was in relation to 3 flats.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Dulwich

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Dulwich with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in West Dulwich regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

Planning law solicitors in West Dulwich regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Dulwich specialising in planning law. This could include advice on compulsory purchases in West Dulwich
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG

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

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