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Conveyancing in Belgravia : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Belgravia conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Belgravia will be conducted by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 2 Experience means that Belgravia lawyer have established valuable links with Belgravia local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Belgravia.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Belgravia
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Belgravia selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Belgravia solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Belgravia conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Belgravia since December 2018*

Disposal

of house property, Ennismore Mews, SW7 1AP completing on 19/12/2018 at a price of £3,200,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Transfer

of terraced premises, Clabon Mews, SW1X 0EH completing on 14/12/2018 at a price of £5,500,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion

Sale

of flat Princes Gate SW7 2PA, at the agreed price of £1,300,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced property, Donne Place, SW3 2NH completing on 07/12/2018 at a price of £2,000,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Belgravia

I am 3 weeks into the sale of my home in Belgravia and the estate agent has just e-mailed to advise that the purchasers are appointing a new solicitor. The reason given is that the bank will only deal with property lawyers on their conveyancing panel. On what basis would a big named lender only deal with certain lawyers rather the firm that they want to select to handle their conveyancing in Belgravia ?

Banks have always had an approved set of law firms that can act for them, but in the last few years big names such as Santander, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for many years.

Lending institutions point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the reduction – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Some are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The purchasers are not going to have any sway in the decision.

Is it realistic for conveyancing in Belgravia to be finalised in less than 10 days?

Where the seller is applying pressure to sign contracts we would recommend that your lawyer is familiar with the area as they will make use of local relationships and know-how. It is possible that they could have conducted previoushomes in the same neighbourhood. You would be best advised to use a Belgravia conveyancing lawyer. In addition, double check that the conveyancing firm is on the lender panel. It is understood that 18% of Belgravia conveyancing transactions are suspended or derailed after finding out that a purchaser’s lawyer was not on their banks list of approved solicitors. This can often result in the buying process being frustrated by almost three weeks. It is understood that this issue affects in the region of 100,000 home moves every year. Many Belgravia conveyancing practices can not act for certain banks so do check at the outset.

I am being advised by my conveyancer that absentee landlord insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Belgravia conveyancing?

The right level of absentee landlord indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

Is there a list of Barclays panel solicitors in Belgravia on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

No. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association websites. A small selection of lending institutions make their panel listings available over the internet. If you are seeking to appoint a Belgravia solicitor on the Barclays please make the most of our facility.

We had instructed solicitors locally in Belgravia on the Nottingham solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a supplemental sum for dealing with the Nottingham mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Nottingham?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancer may levy a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by Nottingham but by your Belgravia conveyancing practitioner. Some firms on the Nottingham panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but some firms incorporate it on their overall fee.

I purchased a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Belgravia. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Barnsley Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Belgravia and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.

I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Belgravia for my purchase. Can I see a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone can find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.

Our solicitor in Belgravia has informed me that he requires personal identification documents asserting that this is part of his requirements as a conveyancer on the mortgage company Solicitor panel. Can this be correct?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require Belgravia conveyancing solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Client Care letter that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer is right that the bank also require certain documents to be viewed. If a you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the lender's UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Belgravia regulated by the SRA

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

  • Feltons, 14 Basil Street, London, United Kingdom, SW3 1AJ
  • Michael Lynn & Co, 8 Cheval Place, London, SW7 1ES
  • Decimus Fearon Llp, 186 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QR
  • Ashley Wilson Solicitors Llp, 26 Ives Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2ND
  • Svedberg Law, 125 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AU

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Belgravia

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Belgravia practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Michael Lynn & Co, 8 Cheval Place, London, SW7 1ES
  • Decimus Fearon Llp, 186 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QR
  • Ashley Wilson Solicitors Llp, 26 Ives Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2ND
  • Svedberg Law, 125 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AU
  • Child & Child Limited, 4 Grosvenor Place, London, London, SW1X 7HJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Belgravia regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Belgravia practicing in commercial conveyancing in Belgravia. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Feltons, 14 Basil Street, London, United Kingdom, SW3 1AJ
  • Michael Lynn & Co, 8 Cheval Place, London, SW7 1ES
  • Decimus Fearon Llp, 186 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QR
  • Ashley Wilson Solicitors Llp, 26 Ives Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2ND
  • Svedberg Law, 125 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AU

Neighboring Locations

Mayfair
Belgravia
Brompton
Knightsbridge
South Kensington

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

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