Find a South London Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in South London? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your South London conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South London

Completed the sale of my flat in South London last September but our buyer keeps SMS messaging daily to say his lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?

Following your house sale your conveyancer should deliver the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. If applicable, your lawyer must also evidence that the mortgage has been redeemed to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion requirements peculiar conveyancing in South London.

How do I use the search app to locate a conveyancing practitioner in South London on the panel for my mortgage?

First pick a mortgage company such as Nationwide Building Society, Skipton Building Society or Britannia then choose your location a common one being South London. Conveyancing firms in South London and beyond will then be identified.

We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the property agent advised that the vendor will only move forward if we instruct their recommended solicitors as they need an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a family solicitor used to conveyancing in South London

It is improbable the owners are driving this. Should the vendor want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to appoint your own,trusted South London conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthe ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing thresholds set by corporate headquarters.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on our sale of a £350,000 apartment in South London in nine days. The freeholder has quoted £408 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in South London?

South London conveyancing on leasehold apartments ordinarily involves administration charges levied by managing agents :

    Answering pre-contract enquiries Where consent is required before sale in South London Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for South London leasehold property is £350. For South London conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply answers.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to purchase the freehold in South London. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a South London property is Flat B 10 Grove Avenue in October 2013. Following a vesting order Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court 3rd July 2013 The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the lease extension was £36,215.00 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 65.21 years.

How do I find a South London conveyancing solicitor on the bank conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 15miles to attend the solicitor.

Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case South London and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest South London. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.

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