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Reasons to use our Chelsea conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The firms shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Chelsea 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 would hope for.
  • 3 There is a distinct possibility the the solicitors for the other party have offices in Chelsea - if so sets of lawyers are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 Excellent communication and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Chelsea property deals can be made a lot more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 Chelsea solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chelsea since June 2022*

Sale

of terraced premises, Oakley Street, SW3 5NT completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £3,300,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of flat Beaufort Street SW3 5BJ, at purchase consideration of £375,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced residence, Burnsall Street, SW3 3SR completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £3,138,888. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of apartment Rosenau Road SW11 4QN, at purchase sum of £2,475,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chelsea

I am assisting my sister sell her house in Chelsea. Does the conveyancing solicitor commission the energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to coordinate?

Following the demise of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was retained a required element of moving property. An energy assessment should be to hand in advance of the property being advertised. This is not something that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. If you are using a Chelsea conveyancing solicitor they may be willing to arrange energy assessments given their relationships with reputable Chelsea providers

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Chelsea. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Given that you have now exchanged you will need to retain a conveyancing practitioner as a matter of urgency as you are facing a pending a drop dead date to complete the property. An auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding legal set of papers. This will include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the conveyancing papers should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork relating to a leasehold property. You need to give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that your finances are in place to complete on the on the contractual date .

I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Coventry BS. Is it usual for Coventry BS to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Chelsea is approved on their conveyancing panel? Coventry BS have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Coventry BS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

I have been told that property searches are the primary cause of hinderance in Chelsea conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Chelsea.

I have a semi-detached Edwardian house in Chelsea. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Clydesdale. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. Is it worth asking Clydesdale to clarify?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Chelsea 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 mortgage companies. You can also check the position with the conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.

How does conveyancing in Chelsea differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Chelsea come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Chelsea tend to purchase the site, 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 used to new build conveyancing in Chelsea or who has acted in the same development.

My cousin has urged me to use his lawyers for conveyancing in Chelsea. Do I take his advice?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Chelsea conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to seek feedback from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the solicitor you're are thinking of instructing.

Please can you recommend a solicitor for buying a house? Ideally someone in the Chelsea area, who will communicate via email - not someone who insists on a letter in the post or fax.

LenderPanel.com is restricted to being a directory service for solicitors who want to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for TSB in certain locations for example Chelsea . Our intention is not to recommend any particular property lawyer.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chelsea

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chelsea with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Brice Droogleever & Co, 3 Queripel House, 1 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY
  • Pemberton Greenish Llp, 45 Cadogan Gardens, London, SW3 2AQ
  • Terence St J Millett, 34 Sumner Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 3NT
  • Ashley Wilson Solicitors Llp, 26 Ives Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2ND
  • Svedberg Law, 125 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AU

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Chelsea regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chelsea but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

Planning law solicitors in Chelsea regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chelsea practicing in planning law. This could include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Keystone Law Limited, Second Floor Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HX
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH

Neighboring Locations

South Kensington
Chelsea
Sands End
Battersea

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

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