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Top reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Chalk Farm

  • 1 Using a a family Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in using a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Chalk Farm regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Chalk Farm and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Chalk Farm conveyancer have established very good connections with Chalk Farm local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in Chalk Farm.
  • 4 Chalk Farm lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Chalk Farm conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 5 No matter what any alternative on-line conveyancers tell you it just might be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are various parties with with an interest in a house sale without needing to add Royal Mail into the equation.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chalk Farm since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalk Farm

My solicitor has uncovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the flat we are buying in Chalk Farm. The other side have offered title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our solicitor says that he must ensure that the mortgage company is content with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the mortgage company are the client. Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your property lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

We see that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I appoint them for our conveyancing in Chalk Farm?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Chalk Farm.

My fiance and I wish to acquire a newly converted flat in Chalk Farm with a loan from Yorkshire Building Society.We have a Chalk Farm conveyancing solicitor but Yorkshire Building Society says she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have no choice but to instruct a Yorkshire Building Society panel lawyer or retain our high street solicitor and fork out for a Yorkshire Building Society panel lawyer to represent them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that Yorkshire Building Society use our lawyer?

No, not really. The loan issued to you contains terms and conditions, a common one being that solicitors must be on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel. in the past, most lenders had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could find 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 lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Yorkshire Building Society

My wife and I own a renovated Edwardian house in Chalk Farm. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Lloyds TSB Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be 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 Chalk Farm and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Chalk Farm in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Chalk Farm. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

My financial adviser has recommended their property lawyer for the conveyancing in Chalk Farm - won’t it be advisable to just instruct them?

It is not always the case and you are free to opt for whichever conveyancer of your choosing for your Chalk Farm home move. A lawyer suggested by an estate agent may not always be the right property lawyer, they may put forward their preferred conveyancing firm who are based remotely. In this instance you may not have contact with your lawyer and due to the lack of continuity in the transaction, it may be difficult to obtain progress reports.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chalk Farm regulated by the SRA

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

  • Crumplins Solicitors, 77 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4SL
  • Chalcots, 62 Stanbury Court, 99 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4RR
  • Elton & Co, 2-4 Kelly Street, London, NW1 8PH
  • Ringley Legal Services Llp, Ringley House, 349 Royal College Street, London, NW1 9QS
  • Jayes Collier Llp, 68 Parkway, Camden Town, London, London, NW1 7AH

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Chalk Farm regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chalk Farm but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP

Planning law solicitors in Chalk Farm regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chalk Farm practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR
  • Tuckers Solicitors Llp, 39 Warren Street, London, London, W1T 6AF
  • Glovers Solicitors Llp, 6 York Street, London, W1U 6QD
  • Joelson Jd Llp, 30 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LZ

Neighboring Locations

Camden
Gospel Oak
Belsize Park
Chalk Farm
Kentish Town
Primrose Hill

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

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