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Reasons to use our Chiswick conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Chiswick has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Chiswick
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are based in Chiswick - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be less confrontational
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Chiswick selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Chiswick solicitors are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chiswick since November 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chiswick

My fiance and I are planning to acquire a flat in Chiswick and are in fact using a Chiswick conveyancing firm. Within the past 48 hours our conveyancer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with a view to exchanging next week. National Westminster Bank have this morning contacted us to inform me that they have now hit a problem as our Chiswick lawyer is not on their approved list of lawyers. Is this a problem?

Where you are buying a property requiring a mortgage it is normal for the purchasers' lawyers to also represent the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Chiswick lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you have another set of people involved.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Chiswick? What am I being asked for?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Chiswick conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is normally dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill evidencing your correct address.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, property lawyers are duty bound to check not only the identity of conveyancing clients but also the source of monies that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this will lead to your lawyer ending their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your conveyancers will have an obligation to make a disclosure to the relevant authorities should they believe that any amounts received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.

My colleague recommended that where I am purchasing in Chiswick I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Chiswick conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Chiswick around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Chiswick Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Chiswick.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Chiswick I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Chiswick in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan that many years will be an issue. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

My company is planning to take an assignment of a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering no-sale-no costs for commercial conveyancing in Chiswick for below 2k?

We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Chiswick, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are intending to acquire or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we will find you the right lawyer. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and nuances of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or call us so that we may supply you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.

Why do Chiswick conveyancing costs differ for leasehold and freehold properties?

Inevitably there is more work necessary in leasehold conveyancing. Chiswick has many leasehold properties. There is more time involved in the purchase: for example, the lease and leasehold information (including up to date service charge, ground rent and buildings insurance details) obtained from the freeholder or managing agents. There are strict criteria that the lease must meet in order to be acceptable to a mortgage company. If it does not meet these requirements, the lease must be amended, which can involve additional expense for the seller.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chiswick regulated by the SRA

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

  • Lancasters, 486 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5TT
  • Rae Nemazee Llp, 2 Barons Gate, 33-35 Rothschild Road, London, W4 5HT
  • Ar Legal Solicitors, 68-70, Turnham Green Terrace, London, W4 1QN
  • The Law House Limited, Building 3, Chiswick Park, 566 Chisiwck High Road, London, W4 5YA
  • Austins Solicitors, Building 3 Chiswick Park, 566 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 5YA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chiswick regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chiswick with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Chiswick. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Lancasters, 486 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5TT
  • Rae Nemazee Llp, 2 Barons Gate, 33-35 Rothschild Road, London, W4 5HT
  • Ar Legal Solicitors, 68-70, Turnham Green Terrace, London, W4 1QN
  • Austins Solicitors, Building 3 Chiswick Park, 566 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 5YA
  • The Law House Limited, Building 3, Chiswick Park, 566 Chisiwck High Road, London, W4 5YA

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chiswick but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE

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

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