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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South East London

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in South East London?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in South East London. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in South East London differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in South East London approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because new home sellers in South East London typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in South East London or who has acted in the same development.

I am selling my house. My previous solicitors closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in South East London if that makes a difference.

You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in South East London. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in South East London. I have chance upon a web site which seems to have the ideal solution If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via email that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I’m about to sell my ground floor apartment in South East London. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have just received a yearly service charge demand – what should I do?

The sensible thing to do is discharge the invoice as usual because all ground rent and service payments will be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Following years of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in South East London. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a South East London conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a South East London property is 20 Avonwick Road in July 2013. The Tribunal was dealing with an application under Section 26 of the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 for a determination of the freehold value of the property. It was concluded that the price to be paid was Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy (£15,970) divided as to £8,200 for Flat 20 and £7,770 for Flat 20A This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 73.26 years.

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