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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South London

I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and must vacate my let out flat in South London by 25/1/2019. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Is it possible to complete in three weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?

It is unwise to provide notice for your tenancy unless exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not previously done so, notify to your conveyancer and urge them to they cajole the other side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work towards

I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need chancel insurance when purchasing a house in South London? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that homeowners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for repairs towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in South London?

Unless a prior acquisition of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you could take it that lawyers carrying out conveyancing in South London to continue to recommend a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years past for my conveyancing in South London. Now, I need my 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 London of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

About to purchase a new build flat in South London. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in South London

    Please supply a car parking plan. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and identified one close by in South London I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in South London suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

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