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Top reasons to use our service to assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Blackfriars

  • 1 Using a high street Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Chances are that the the solicitors for the other party are based in Blackfriars - if so both parties will be familiar
  • 3 The companies identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 Personal touch together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Blackfriars conveyancing can be made significantly more protracted as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what alternative sites inform you it could be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Blackfriars since June 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Blackfriars

Would the conveyancing practitioners indexed on your site conduct right to buy conveyancing in Blackfriars?

We have identified a number of conveyancing firms carrying out right to buy transactions Please e-mail us to secure a costs calculation.

It is 10 years ago since I purchased my home in Blackfriars. Conveyancing solicitors have just been appointed on the sale but I am unable to locate the title documents. Will this cause complications?

You need not be too concerned. Firstly the deeds may be kept by your lender or they could be in the possession of the lawyers who handled your purchase. Secondly in most cases the property will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Blackfriars relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your home is not registered it is more tricky but is resolvable.

Should my lawyer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Blackfriars.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors conducting conveyancing in Blackfriars. Plenty of people will acquire a house in Blackfriars, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that can be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Blackfriars. The conventional set of information given to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a usual inquiry of the vendor to discover if the property has historically flooded. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer could commence a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect reply. The buyer’s solicitors should also commission an environmental report. This should reveal if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be initiated.

My business partner and I are looking to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend conveyancers offering fixed fees for commercial conveyancing in Blackfriars for under £1,200?

We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Blackfriars, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are hoping to purchase or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we can find you the right solicitor. As for the fees this will depend on the structure and nuances of the deal. Please provide us with your contact information or call so as to enable us to furnish you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.

My husband and I are first time buyers - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent has warned us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we instruct their preferred conveyancers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a family solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Blackfriars

It is highly unlikely the owners are driving this. Should the seller require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is counter productive. Speak to the vendors direct and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to use your own,trusted Blackfriars conveyancing firm - not the ones that will provide the estate agent a kickback or hit his conveyancing targets demanded by corporate headquarters.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable price which is making it all the more appealing. I have just found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Blackfriars. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Blackfriars ?

The majority of houses in Blackfriars are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Blackfriars in which case you should be looking for a Blackfriars conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out alterations. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your solicitor should report to you on the legal implications.

I am the leaseholder of a two-bedroom flat in Blackfriars. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for a lease extension?

if there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to assess the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Blackfriars flat is Flat 89 Trinity Court Grays Inn Road in February 2013. the Tribunal found that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 should be £36,229. This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 66.8 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Blackfriars regulated by the SRA

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

  • Dechert Llp, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4QQ
  • Royds Llp, 65 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5HF
  • Sbp Law, Glade House, 52-54 Carter Lane, London, Greater London, EC4V 5EF
  • P A Fleury & Co, 79 Carter Lane, London, London, EC4V 5EP
  • Bristows Llp, 100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DH

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Blackfriars regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Blackfriars but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG

Planning law solicitors in Blackfriars regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Blackfriars specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Dechert Llp, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4QQ
  • Royds Llp, 65 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5HF
  • Baker & Mckenzie Llp, 100 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6JA
  • James Smith (planning Law Services) Limited, Fleet House, 8-12 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6AL
  • David Cooper & Co, Fleet House, 8-12 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6AL

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

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