At Compare My Move, we can match you with up to 5 verified conveyancing solicitors in Lambeth, saving you up to 70% on your London conveyancing costs. Our dedicated team makes sure all licensed conveyancers undergo our strict verification process and ensure they are regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, CILEx or LSNI before becoming a partner.
Your conveyancer will handle the legal side of your property purchase, but they will also be responsible for organising essential searches on the property and surrounding land. These searches review concerns such as the risk of flooding, radon gas levels, ground stability and contaminated land concerns that could impact your future Lambeth home.
99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XD
Bishops Gate Law have many years of combined experience as a team in property law. We specialise in helping you with the legal side of the purchase and sale of a house.
"Excellent service, Kunjal and Kaya were always available to help with my many questions! They always seemed on top of everything and had to do very little asking where we were at. Would definitely use again and highly recommended, they are on the more expensive side but it was worth it for the ease."
Juno Property Lawyers Ltd, 43-51 New North Road, London, N1 6LU
Juno are a team of licensed conveyancers who will help you when you want to buy or sell a house.
"Excellent, highly recommended , professional helpful yes I would use them and recommend them to everyone I know "
Ross Coates Solicitors
Ross Coates Solicitors, Unit 5-7 Alpha Business Park, Ipswich, IP1 5LT
Ross Coates Solicitors have over 25 years providing our professional and trusted residential conveyancing service across Wales and England.
Alexander Grace Law
A G Law, 7 Kestrel Court, Burnley, BB11 5NA
Alexander Grace Law is an award-winning residential conveyancer, winning ESTAS Best Conveyancer in the North West and County in both 2018 and 2019.
"They were on top of matters. The team were always helpful and kept me informed on most issues. The only slight criticism is I found it hard sometimes to actually speak to someone on the phone which may well be a fault of mine as I am not good with online communication but we got through it."
Anaysse Jacobs Solicitors, Equitable House, London, SE18 6FH
Anaysse-Jacobs is a first-class conveyancing solicitor offering our legal help with sale, purchase and sale and purchase of property.
Connect2law, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PR
Muve Conveyancers are proud to provide our expert conveyancing service across England and Wales.
"Fathima Nusra and Ann Caldera , were very helpful .There help was invaluable, they pushed and chased to get our completion on time .Thank you "
Moving Direct Property
Suffolk Enterprise Centre, Felaw Maltings, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ
Moving Direct Property can offer an expert and professional conveyancing service all across the UK. We specialise in helping with the sale of a property.
Oasis Solicitors, 8 The Village, London, SE7 8UD
Oasis Solicitors are a firm of 2 partners with over 24 years of experience in the conveyancing industry between them. We treat each client and case with the same level of respect and quality to ensure the best outcome.
My Home Move Conveyancing
My Home Move Ltd, 5 Barton Close, Leicester, LE19 1SJ
At My Home Move Conveyancing, we understand that buying, selling and remortgaging a house can be a stressful process - that is why we provide professional conveyancing services to make the process clearer, easier and better for every client.
"The positive is that eventually I did get my place. The negatives- Very poor communication, at times I had to take matters into my own hands to get information from one side to another.- I made it very clear what we were doing on the first day, a couple of months in we had to redraft and sign some documents because they hadnt listened on day one.- Fees never given in one go. Id pay when asked and then suddenly theres another one just appeared.- I was homeless for 6-7 weeks because of how things dragged out without any transparency. This especially endangered my medical wellbeing as I couldnt sign up to a GP without a fixed address and have a lifelong chronic illness.The scariest part is that I think this might be a half decent service, so what does that say about the rest?"
Taylor Rose MW
Taylor Rose M W, 69 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EQ
With a 100 year heritage, Taylor Rose MW are one of the leading law firms in England and Wales.
QC Law Ltd
5th Floor, 29 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3EG
QC Law Ltd specialises in multiple areas of law, including conveyancing and other forms of property law. We are based in Central London and our team of conveyancing solicitors have a combined experience of over 30 years.
16 Prescot Street, London, E1 8AZ
Based in London, Ackroyd Legal are proud to provide their conveyancing services across the whole of the UK. Born from one of the fastest-growing, city-based law firms in recent times, brings together the best of the best.
The searches organised by your conveyancer are crucial to the conveyancing process and essential when buying a house. The results of these searches can provide essential information about a property and the surrounding area.
The information provided by your search reports will highlight any flood risks in the area, the levels of Radon Gas, ground stability and details of previous industrial activity which may have had a negative impact on the land. This can allow you to make an informed decision on the property purchase.
The cost for these searches will depend on the location of the property you are looking to purchase. The local authority search is split into two parts - the Local Land Charges Search (LLC1) and the CON29 form. The cost of the Local Land Charges Search is Lambeth is £15 and the CON29 form is £240 (inc VAT). According to Lambeth Council’s website, additional enquiries to the CON29 form are free of charge.
Local Land Charges Search (LLC1)
£15 inc VAT
The LLC1 search informs purchasers of restrictions or charges affecting the use of the property, such as tree preservation orders, enforcement notices, planning permissions and financial charges.
£240 (inc VAT) inc VAT
The CON29 provides information on matters such as local plans, highways and assets of community value.
Optional enquiries (form CON290)
£0 inc VAT
These are additional enquiries to Con29 and are optional.
According to Lambeth Council, there are a number of causes of flooding in the area to be aware of. Flooding from rivers is a key concern as the north of the Borough is bounded by the River Thames. The River Graveny also flows through the borough.
Lambeth Council is a lead local flood authority and therefore has a responsibility to manage risk from surface water flooding. This type of flooding occurs when rainwater does not drain away through normal draining systems or soak into the group, lying or flowing over the ground instead. The council also has a responsibility to manage risks from groundwater flooding, which can affect property and structures above and below the ground.
The searches organised by your conveyancer will be able to tell you if the property you are looking to buy in Lambeth is potentially impacted by any of these risks. Make sure you pay close attention to the reports sent to you by your solicitor and raise any concern you have prior to completion.
Ground stability and subsidence can cause a property to become unstable, making it potentially unsafe to live in. It can also result in a property decreasing in value. This can be a serious concern for homeowners and is something that can be highlighted by the searches organised by your conveyancer.
Due to it’s proximity to central London, there is a higher risk of ground stability concerns for properties in Lambeth. London is a particular hotspot for ground instability and subsidence as many properties in the Greater London area are built of London Clay, which is a shrinkable soil type and susceptible to changes. A map created by Geobear identifying the UK subsidence hotspots shows that Lambeth and the area of Central London have high levels of ground stability concerns, more so than many other parts of the UK.
As part of the conveyancing process, your conveyancer will organise the necessary searches for your property which include reviewing any ground stability concerns. The search report will provide details of previous land use and highlight any risks of landslides, subsidence and any other concerns regarding the stability of the ground.
Your conveyancing searches will also include reporting on the level of Radon Gas in the area of Lambeth you are looking to buy. Radon Gas is a colourless and odourless gas that is formed by radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occurs naturally in rocks and soil. Radon Gas can potentially cause a variety of health issues, including lung cancer in non-smokers.
A heat map of Radon Gas affected areas from Public Health England shows that levels of Radon Gas in Lambeth are low, although there is an area of higher readings around the area of Brockwell Park and Tulse Hill.
Due to the health risks associated with it, research into Radon Gas levels is one of the most essential searches organised by your conveyancer. It is important that you read the search reports thoroughly so that you have peace of mind that Radon Gas will not be a concern in your new Lambeth home.
Contaminated land is land that contains pollution and substances which can be harmful to humans, natural water systems and/or the environment.
Much of the land contamination we see today has its origins in the pollution created by the industrial processes from the 19th and 20th centuries. According to a report from Lambeth council, virtually all heavy industrial uses have ceased operations in the borough over the past 50 years. However, a number of smaller industries have continued to operate on land within the Borough.
It is essential that you thoroughly read your contaminated land search results and query any that you have prior to purchasing the property in question. The search will usually include a study of historic maps of the area of Lambeth you are looking to buy, in addition to reviewing land use records and other information that may indicate contamination or pollution on the land.