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Examples of recent conveyancing in West Hill since November 2023*

Disposal

of terraced property, Oxford Road, SW15 2LG completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £980,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Acquisition

of flat Este Road SW11 2TT, purchased for £393,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Acquisition

of flat Huron Road SW17 8RB, at a price of £550,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Acquisition

of flat Elm Park Gardens SW10 9QW, purchased for £410,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Hill

The housing market in West Hill is heating up. What can I do to speed up matters?

Where you are under time constraints for your conveyancing it is highly recommended that your conveyancer is familiar with the area as they will have local relationships and know-how. It is possible that they would have conducted otherhomes in the same street. You would be best advised to use a West Hill conveyancing lawyer. In addition, be sure that the conveyancing firm is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is claimed that just under twenty per cent of West Hill conveyancing transactions are frustrated or derailed after discovering a buyer’s solicitor was not on their banks list of approved solicitors. In many cases this discovery resulted in the conveyancing being delayed by an average of 21 days. It is estimated that this issue affects approximately one hundred thousand home moves every year. Many West Hill conveyancing practices can not act for certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in West Hill? Is this really necessary?

West Hill conveyancing solicitors and indeed property lawyers accross the UK have a duty under money laundering regulations to verify the ID of any client in order to ensure that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients will need to disclose two forms of certified identification; proof of identity (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (typically a Utility Bill no more than three months).

Evidence of source of funds is also required in accordance with the money laundering statutes as conveyancers are mandated to check that the funds you are using to buy a property (be it the exchange deposit or the full purchase price where you are buying mortgage free) has originated from an acceptable source (such as employment savings) as opposed to the fruits of criminal behaviour.

I have recentlybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in West Hill for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of West Hill conveyancing specialists.

I'm purchasing my first flat in West Hill benefiting from help to buy. The sellers refused to budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The sale representative advised me not inform my solicitor about the deal as it will affect my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in West Hill I like with amenity areas and station nearby, however it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in West Hill for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

I only have Sixty One years unexpired on my flat in West Hill. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to locate the landlord. On the whole an enquiry agent would be useful to try and locate and to produce an expert document which can be used as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering West Hill.

Having spent years of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in West Hill. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

if there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a West Hill premises is 158 West Hill in November 2010. the Tribunal held that the premium to be paid for the freehold reversion should be £99,650 This case was in relation to 7 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 75.88 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in West Hill regulated by the SRA

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

  • Slater Bradley & Co, 198 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 2SH
  • Cearns Kay, Apsley House, 176 Upper Richmond Road, London, London, London, SW15 2SH
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Southfields Solicitors Limited, 1 West Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1RB
  • Bulcraigs, 2 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Hill regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Hill specialising in commercial conveyancing in West Hill. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Slater Bradley & Co, 198 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 2SH
  • Cearns Kay, Apsley House, 176 Upper Richmond Road, London, London, London, SW15 2SH
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Southfields Solicitors Limited, 1 West Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1RB
  • Bulcraigs, 2 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LS

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

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Hill specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD

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

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