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Reasons to use our Woolwich conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 No matter what any other companies may claim it just might be necessary to pop into your solicitor to execute documents. There are various parties with with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Woolwich property lawyer have established excellent connections with Woolwich local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Woolwich.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Woolwich
  • 4 The Woolwich conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Woolwich
  • 5 Our site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Woolwich will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Woolwich since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woolwich

My brother and I have just bought a property in Woolwich. We have noticed several issues with the house which we suspect were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been ordered for conveyancing in Woolwich?

It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are relate to conveyancing in Woolwich. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the buying process are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a property owner answers a form called a SPIF. answers is misleading, you could possibly take legal action against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Woolwich.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Woolwich. Conveyancing is necessary. What are my next steps?

Given that you are now for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you should find a conveyancing lawyer quickly as you now have a tight a drop dead date to complete the deal. An auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding legal pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the documents that your solicitor will need. In the case of leasehold property the legal papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You must hand this to the lawyer working for you ASAP. Do make sure that your finances are organised to complete on the on the contractual date .

I am purchasing a property in Woolwich. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Skipton have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Skipton your lawyer must follow the formal instructions set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Skipton. The CML Handbook stipulates minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Skipton where a lease fails to satisfy these provisions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to Woolwich.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Woolwich off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Santander. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Santander, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Santander conveyancing panel.

I moved into my home on 1 March and the transaction details is yet to be on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Woolwich advises it will be recorded inside ten days. Are transfers in Woolwich uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Woolwich registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry need to notify any other parties. As of today roughly 80% of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Registration takes place once the buyer is living at the premises so an expedited registration is not typically primary concern yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I am purchasing my first flat in Woolwich with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The estate agent suggested that I not reveal to my lawyer about this side-deal as it will affect my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

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.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Woolwich prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not give a mortgage on such a home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Woolwich. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Woolwich especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Woolwich.

Completion is due on the disposal of our £200,000 flat in Woolwich on Monday in a week. The management company has quoted £348 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Woolwich?

Woolwich conveyancing on leasehold apartments usually requires the buyer’s solicitor submitting questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to these enquiries the majority will be content to assist. They are at liberty to levy a reasonable administration fee for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it is above £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality you have no choice but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

We have reached the end of our tether in trying to purchase the freehold in Woolwich. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Woolwich conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Woolwich premises is 46 Credon Road in January 2014. On 11 September 2013 Deputy District Judge Price sitting at the Bow County Court made a vesting order that the freeholder surrender his lease and be granted a new lease of the Premises on such terms as may be determined by the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).The appropriate sum as concluded by the Tribunal was £7225 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 69.77 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Woolwich regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Woolwich practicing in commercial conveyancing in Woolwich. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Anaysse-jacobs Solicitors, First Floor Offices, 33-35 Powis Street, London, London, SE18 6HZ
  • Whitehorse Solicitors, Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF
  • Atlantic Solicitors, Suite 209 Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, London, SE18 6PF
  • James Solicitors, Ground Floor, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF
  • Hudgell & Partners, 35-36 Market Street, London, SE18 6QP

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Woolwich regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Woolwich but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

Planning law solicitors in Woolwich regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Woolwich with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Abdullah Solicitors, 56 Mansfield Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3BD

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

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