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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South East London

We hired a South East London based lawyer for my conveyancing in South East London today. Reviewing the terms of engagement I seeI am liable for costs even if the sale doesn't happen. Would I be best advised to use an on-line conveyancing brokerage promoting no move no charge conveyancing in South East London?

Generally there is a concession along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is advertised then the conveyancing charges will generally be higher to offset the transactions that do not proceed. Please beware that these deals rarely protect you from disbursements for instance South East London conveyancing search expenses.

Do the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool perform conveyancing in South East London by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing specialists carrying out attended exchanges. Do call us to secure a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.

I am the registered owner of a freehold house in South East London but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in South East London and has limited impact for conveyancing in South East London but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be extinguished.

Will our lawyer be asking questions about flooding during the conveyancing in South East London.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers conducting conveyancing in South East London. There are those who purchase a property in South East London, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous checks that may be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in South East London. The standard information given to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard question of the owner to discover if the premises has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a purchaser may issue a legal claim for losses stemming from an misleading reply. A buyer’s lawyers should also conduct an enviro search. This will higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be made.

I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in South East London. Now, I need the documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in South East London of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

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