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Reasons to use our Aldwych conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Aldwych conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Aldwych
  • 2 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Aldwych home moves can become significantly more stressful due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s lawyers are based in Aldwych - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 4 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have excellent personal connections with Aldwych selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Over the years Aldwych solicitor have established very good connections with Aldwych local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Aldwych.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Aldwych since March 2020*

Purchase

of flat Red Lion Square WC1R 4RB, sold for £790,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of flat Aquinas Street SE1 8AD, at sale price of £730,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title

Purchase

of apartment Belvedere Road SE1 7GD, purchased for £500,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of flat Pentonville Road N1 9LG, at purchase price of £660,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Aldwych

Me and my fiance are acquiring residence in Aldwych. My Solicitor has never been on on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my Aldwych conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the mortgage company panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

Various options include

  • Complete the purchase with your preferred Aldwych lawyer but your bank will undoubtedly retain a solicitor on their conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost and probable delay.
  • Choose a new solicitor to conduct the conveyancing, making sure they are on the bank conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your lawyer to pull out all the stops to get accepted on the lender’s conveyancing panel

I require conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (seven years old) in Aldwych. The vast majority the properties are already disposed of. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches as part of conveyancing in Aldwych?

If you getting a loan, your lender will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Aldwych conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. Your solicitor, will ’encourage’, perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should have the searches done, but he or she is duty bound in this regard. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you insist that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or it may be necessary to find a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Aldwych.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Aldwych costs more?

The conveyancing fees on a leasehold property in Aldwych is often more expensive as compared to a freehold property. This is because there is an amount of extra time necessary in communicating with the freeholder and managing agents to collate the evidence about whether the rent and service charges have been discharged and whether there are any significant expenditure in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

Taking into account that I am about to part with 450k on a two bedroom apartment in Aldwych I would like to have a conversation with the conveyancer about myhome move before appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer who will be carrying out your conveyancing in Aldwych.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important person, not a file number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in Aldwych should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

We expect to complete our sale of a £275,000 flat in Aldwych on Tuesday in a week. The managing agents has quoted £360 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Aldwych?

For most leasehold sales in Aldwych conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Answering conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in Aldwych Copies of the building insurance and schedule 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 Aldwych leasehold premises is £350. For Aldwych 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 obliged to supply the information.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can one make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Aldwych conveyancing firm to help?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Aldwych conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Aldwych residence is 20 Avonwick Road in July 2013. The Tribunal was dealing with an application under Section 26 of the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 for a determination of the freehold value of the property. It was concluded that the price to be paid was Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy (£15,970) divided as to £8,200 for Flat 20 and £7,770 for Flat 20A This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 73.26 years.

We are buying a three bedroom maisonettein Aldwych with a home loan from a bank. We have a solicitor in Aldwych however our bank inform us now that she’s not listed on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the our mortgage company panel solicitors or keep our Aldwych conveyancer and incur the extra fees for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage company home loan offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that solicitors will on the bank's conveyancing panel. in the past, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels, including almost all conveyancing solicitors in Aldwych : a mortgagee could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for your mortgage company.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Aldwych regulated by the SRA

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

  • Judge Sykes Frixou, 7th Floor, 23 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6YF
  • R W Anderson & Co (incorporating M C Greenleaf & Co), 95 Aldwych, London, London, WC2B 4JF
  • Peachey & Co Llp, 95 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4JF
  • Mark Eisenthal & Co, 44 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BD
  • Kerman & Co Llp, 200-203 Strand, London, London, WC2R 1DJ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Aldwych

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Aldwych specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Judge Sykes Frixou, 7th Floor, 23 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6YF
  • Peachey & Co Llp, 95 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4JF
  • R W Anderson & Co (incorporating M C Greenleaf & Co), 95 Aldwych, London, London, WC2B 4JF
  • Mark Eisenthal & Co, 44 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BD
  • Kerman & Co Llp, 200-203 Strand, London, London, WC2R 1DJ

Planning law solicitors in Aldwych regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Aldwych specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Kerman & Co Llp, 200-203 Strand, London, London, WC2R 1DJ
  • Ebr Attridge Llp, 44 Essex Street, London, WC2R 3JF
  • Bates Solicitors Limited, 43 Essex Street, London, London, WC2R 3JF
  • Hunters Incorporating May, May & Merrimans, 9 New Square, Lincolns Inn, London, London, WC2A 3QN
  • Payne Hicks Beach, 10 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London, WC2A 3QG

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