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Reasons to use our Charing Cross conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s lawyers have offices in Charing Cross - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to be less confrontational
  • 2 The Charing Cross conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Charing Cross
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Charing Cross
  • 4 Excellent communication together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Charing Cross property deals can be made a lot more stressful due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 Charing Cross property lawyers work in partnership with Charing Cross estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Charing Cross since April 2019*

Disposal

of apartment Craven Street WC2N 5PE, at the agreed sum of £838,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Conveyance

of apartment Strand WC2R 1HA, acquired for £1,850,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence 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

Purchase

of flat Belvedere Road SE1 8YR, purchased for £750,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of flat Belvedere Road SE1 8YT, at purchase price of £525,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Charing Cross

Is there a reason to appoint a Charing Cross conveyancing firm when web based alternatives are more affordable?

By all means make sure that you scrutinise conveyancing costs in Charing Cross and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t waste your energy searching for the cheapest Charing Cross conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can be the difference between a seamless and a frustrating house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced conveyancer. An e-mail can never replace a phone conversation and are no substitute for a one to one appointment. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will update you as to headway making sure that you are never in the dark. If you ever need to phone the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and they will endeavour to make sure that you are in the know.

I'm the only beneficiary of my late father’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Charing Cross. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in June. I plan to dispose of the property. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship will be considered the same way as though I had purchased the house in June. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be affected by that. How sensible a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the bank as this obligation primarily exists to identify subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

Does a directory service exist listing Leeds Building Society panel solicitors in Charing Cross on the Building Society Association’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such facility on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of lenders make their panel listings visible online. If you are in need of a Charing Cross solicitor on the Leeds Building Society please use our facility.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Charing Cross. I have a mortgage agreed with Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.

Should my solicitor be raising questions concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Charing Cross.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers carrying out conveyancing in Charing Cross. There are those who purchase a property in Charing Cross, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that may be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which will give them a better understanding of the risks in Charing Cross. The standard information sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the vendor to determine if the premises has historically flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate reply. A buyer’s conveyancers may also carry out an environmental search. This should disclose if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be conducted.

2 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Charing Cross completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am buying my first flat in Charing Cross benefiting from help to buy. The developers refused to budge the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The property agent suggested that I not to tell my conveyancer about the side-deal as it will jeopardize my mortgage with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am selling my home. My former solicitors have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Charing Cross if that makes things easier.

Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Charing Cross. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Charing Cross

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Charing Cross practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Emersons Law Limited, 7 - 10 Adam Street, London, London, WC2N 6AA
  • 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
  • Spring Law Limited, 65 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Charing Cross regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Charing Cross practicing in commercial conveyancing in Charing Cross. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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 Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

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

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