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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Purley

I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to vacate my let out flat in Purley by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Is it possible to complete in six weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?

It is unwise to provide notice for your lease unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, notify to your solicitor and urge them to they chase the other solicitors, try to an acceptable time-line that everyone will aim to achieve

We're in Purley, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is TSB , and our lawyer is on the TSB conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the TSB conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancing practitioner should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

Should our conveyancer be raising enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Purley.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors specialising in conveyancing in Purley. Some people will acquire a property in Purley, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that may be carried out by the purchaser or by their solicitors which should give them a better understanding of the risks in Purley. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a usual question of the vendor to find out if the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer may commence a compensation claim stemming from an incorrect response. The purchaser’s conveyancers should also order an environmental search. This should higlight if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further inquiries will need to be carried out.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Purley and how can you help?

The particular law that you refer to provides a safeguard to business tenants, giving them the right to make a request to court for a renewal tenancy and continue in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and help with commercial conveyancing in Purley

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, but the estate agent told us that the seller will only issue a contract if we instruct the agent's recommended conveyancers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local conveyancer used to conveyancing in Purley

It is highly unlikely the owners are behind this. If they want ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated buyer is going to damage their objectives. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to use your own,trusted Purley conveyancing solicitors - rather thanthose that will give their estate agent a commission or hit his conveyancing figures pre-set by corporate headquarters.

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