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Reasons to use our Charing Cross conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personalised service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are based in Charing Cross - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to be less confrontational
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Charing Cross
  • 4 Regardless other solicitors tell you it just might be necessary to visit your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are various parties with with an interest in a homemove without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 5 The organisations shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Charing Cross since June 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Charing Cross

It has come to my attention via my broker that my Charing Cross property lawyer is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?

You need to call your Charing Cross lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Charing Cross conveyancing firm that is on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.

A friend informed me that in buying a property in Charing Cross there could be various restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external changes to a property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Charing Cross which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Charing Cross should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

is it true that all Charing Cross solicitor firms on the HSBC conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the HSBC conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. Many banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Charing Cross solicitor - who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Leeds Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Leeds Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Charing Cross surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Just acquired a semi-detached house in Charing Cross , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Charing Cross conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to check the post completion formalities are addressed.

As far as conveyancing in Charing Cross registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ depending on the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry have to notify any third parties. As of today approximately three quarters of submission are fully addressed within 12 days but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Historically registration takes place after the buyer is living at the property so an expedited registration is not always top priority yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Charing Cross I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Charing Cross for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be an issue. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the selling agent told us that the owners will only issue a contract if we appoint the agent's preferred conveyancers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a high street conveyancer used to conveyancing in Charing Cross

We suspect that the seller is not behind this requirement. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to instruct your own,trusted Charing Cross conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthe ones that will earn their estate agent a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing figures demanded by corporate headquarters.

I am contemplating appointing an online conveyancing practitioner rather than a Charing Cross conveyancing firm. Am I making a mistake?

Advantages do exist in being able to attend a local Charing Cross conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing papers on short notice
  • having one on one explanations of matters you don't understand
  • the ability to raise concerns if things go pear-shaped

When comparing estimates, look out for hidden extras. The majority decent Charing Cross high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Often online agents seem to offer discounted fees, yet have burried 'extras' in the in the terms and conditions.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Charing Cross regulated by the SRA

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

  • Emersons Law Limited, 7 - 10 Adam Street, London, London, WC2N 6AA
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett, Savoy Hill House, Savoy Hill, London, London, WC2R 0BU
  • Vlaw Limited, 2nd Floor, 9 Savoy Street, London, London, WC2E 7EG
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Charing Cross regulated by the CLC

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

Planning law solicitors in Charing Cross regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Charing Cross with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett, Savoy Hill House, Savoy Hill, London, London, WC2R 0BU
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Fortune Green Legal Practice Limited, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW

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

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