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  • 1 The Acton conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Acton
  • 2 Acton property lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 Acton solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Acton conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Acton regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Acton will be conducted by a conveyancer on your bank approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Acton since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Acton

My mortgage broker says he needs my Acton lawyer’ panel member for the HSBC conveyancing panel. What is the best way to find this out. I have tried my local Acton branch but they don't know it.

The sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your Acton lawyer . Most Acton law firms will retain a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each lender.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Bank of Ireland Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Acton?

First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

I am the sole beneficiary of my late mum's estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Acton. The Acton property was put into my name in May. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my property ownership may be considered the same way as though I had purchased the house in May. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook mandates conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be impacted by that. many banks would take a pragmatic view as this clause is chiefly there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.

I have instructed a Acton lawyer having made sure that they are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Yorkshire BS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Yorkshire BS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Acton postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Acton.

Kent Reliance have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a flat in Acton has been accepted, what happens next?

The estate agent will wish to be advised as to your conveyancing practitioner's details (ensure that the solicitors are on the bank’s approved list). Call up Kent Reliance or your broker and finalise any outstanding paperwork. Kent Reliance will appoint a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or seller to schedule a slot for the valuation to occur. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week to receive the mortgage offer. Kent Reliance will issue the offer to you and your lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Acton.

What will a local search reveal regarding the house we're buying in Acton?

Acton conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for instance Searchflow The local search is essential in every Acton conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic sections.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Acton?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Acton. 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…’

After months of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Acton. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

if there is a absentee freeholder or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to make a decision on the amount due.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Acton residence is 4 Woodhurst Road in July 2013. The Tribunals valuation for the premium to be paid in respect of the collective enfranchisement was £51,050. This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 63.75 years.

What makes a Acton lease defective?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Acton. All leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain provisions are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party. Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the premises

You may encounter a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Birmingham Midshires, Chelsea Building Society, and Nottingham Building Society all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Acton regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Acton but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Arora Lodhi Heath, 9 Market Place, Acton, London, W3 6QS
  • Sayer Moore Llp, 190 Horn Lane, London, W3 6PL
  • Fairchild Greig, Bank Chambers, 199 High Street, Acton, London, W3 9DD
  • Sutovic & Hartigan Solicitors, 271 High Street, London, W3 9BT
  • A Kay Pietron & Paluch Solicitors Llp, 371 Uxbridge Road, London, W3 9RH

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Acton regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Acton but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

Planning law solicitors in Acton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Acton specialising in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • Starck Uberoi Solicitors Limited, 45 St. Mary's Road, London, London, W5 5RG
  • Sjs Law Limited, Unit 8, Kew Bridge Piazza, 8 Kew Bridge Road, London, TW8 0FL
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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