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Logical reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Blackfriars

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal connections with Blackfriars estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Blackfriars is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Blackfriars regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Blackfriars and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Blackfriars
  • 5 The organisations identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Blackfriars since June 2022*

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of apartment Great Suffolk Street SE1 0UG, at buying sum of £785,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

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of flat Bush Lane EC4R 0AW, at purchase sum of £775,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title

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of flat Barbican EC2Y 8BP, at buying consideration of £750,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of flat Barbican EC2Y 8AY, at purchase consideration of £810,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Blackfriars

Our lawyer has uncovered a defect with the lease for the flat we are purchasing in Blackfriars. The seller’s lawyers have offered defective title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our conveyancing practitioner has advised that he must check that the bank is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?

Even though you have a mortgage offer from the mortgage company does not mean to say that the property will meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. You and the bank are the client. The appropriate lender requirements must be adhered to.

As I am unsure how the conveyancing bit works what is the most important advice you can give me regarding purchase conveyancing in Blackfriars?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Blackfriars and elsewhere in London is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For example, the vendor, selling agent and on occasion the mortgage company. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Blackfriars should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the transaction whose role it is to act in your best interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a worrying creep of a "blame" culture- someone must be at fault for the process taking so long. You must always trust your lawyer above the other players when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

How does conveyancing in Blackfriars differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Blackfriars come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Blackfriars typically acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Blackfriars or who has acted in the same development.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial property in Blackfriars and how can you help?

The 1954 Act gives protection to commercial tenants, granting the right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Blackfriars is one of our hundreds of locations in which the firms we work with are based

We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the selling agent informed us that the owners will only move forward if we use their recommended conveyancers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local solicitor used to conveyancing in Blackfriars

It is unlikely the owners are driving this. Should the owner want ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to instruct your own,trusted Blackfriars conveyancing firm - not the ones that will earn the estate agent a commission or hit his conveyancing targets demanded by head office.

Last April I purchased a leasehold house in Blackfriars. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I am the proprietor of a second floor flat in Blackfriars. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for the purchase of the freehold?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Blackfriars conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Blackfriars regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Blackfriars specialising in commercial conveyancing in Blackfriars. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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

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

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