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5 reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Clerkenwell

  • 1 Personal touch together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Clerkenwell home moves can become a lot more stressful because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 Clerkenwell solicitors work in partnership with Clerkenwell estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 3 The companies identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Clerkenwell estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Clerkenwell property lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Clerkenwell since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Clerkenwell

What is the best way of finding a commercial conveyancing in Clerkenwell?

Option 1 is to ask the people you trust who they would recommend.

Second, use a search tool on the web for conveyancing in Clerkenwell. Call two or three listed and ask them to send you their conveyancing estimate and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee your conveyancing beforecommitting.

Option 3 is to use this site to assist you in finding the right solicitors taking into account your personal expectations including location,speed, complications and who your intended lender is. Don't take the bait of £100 conveyancing in Clerkenwell

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

Having to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you will need to retain a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you now have a tight a fixed date to complete the purchase. An auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke legal set of papers. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold property the conveyancing papers may include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation relating to a leasehold property. You need to pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that your finances are organised to complete on the date specified in the contract.

We previously chose conveyancers with offices in Clerkenwell on the Kent Reliance solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a further fee for dealing with the Kent Reliance mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Kent Reliance?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your conveyancer may levy a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Kent Reliance but by your Clerkenwell conveyancer. Plenty of firms on the Kent Reliance panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Clerkenwell. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

Should our conveyancer be raising questions regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Clerkenwell.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Clerkenwell. Plenty of people will buy a property in Clerkenwell, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that can be undertaken by the buyer or by their solicitors which should figure out the risks in Clerkenwell. The conventional set of property information forms supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a usual question of the owner to find out if the property has historically flooded. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past which is not revealed by the owner, then a purchaser may issue a compensation claim as a result of such an misleading answer. A buyer’s conveyancers may also conduct an environmental search. This will higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be conducted.

I purchased a semi-detached Edwardian house in Clerkenwell. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Yorkshire Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. 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 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 Clerkenwell and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the position with your conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.

I'm purchasing a new build house in Clerkenwell with a mortgage from Alliance & Leicester . The builders refused to budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The property agent told me not inform my solicitor about the extras as it could affect my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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 a negotiator for a reputable estate agent office in Clerkenwell where we have witnessed a few leasehold sales put at risk due to short leases. I have received inconsistent advice from local Clerkenwell conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Having spent years of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Clerkenwell. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Clerkenwell conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Clerkenwell flat is Flat 89 Trinity Court Grays Inn Road in February 2013. the Tribunal found that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 should be £36,229. This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 66.8 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Clerkenwell regulated by the SRA

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

  • Millbank Solicitors, 213 St John Street, London, London, EC1V 4LY
  • Batchford Solicitors, 401 Davina House, 137-149 Goswell Road, London, London, EC1V 7ET
  • Alan Taylor & Co, 14 Bowling Green Lane, London, EC1R 0BD
  • Rooks Rider Solicitors Llp, Challoner House, 19-21 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0RR
  • Isc Lawyers Llp, 12 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, London, London, EC1V 2PT

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Clerkenwell

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Clerkenwell with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Rooks Rider Solicitors Llp, Challoner House, 19-21 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0RR
  • Miller Rosenfalck Llp, 17-18 Aylesbury Street, London, EC1R 0DB
  • Akin Palmer Llp, 3 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, Islington, London, EC1V 2PT
  • Isc Lawyers Llp, 12 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, London, London, EC1V 2PT
  • Bevan Kidwell Llp, 113-117 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3BX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Clerkenwell regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Clerkenwell practicing in commercial conveyancing in Clerkenwell. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Millbank Solicitors, 213 St John Street, London, London, EC1V 4LY
  • Batchford Solicitors, 401 Davina House, 137-149 Goswell Road, London, London, EC1V 7ET
  • Alan Taylor & Co, 14 Bowling Green Lane, London, EC1R 0BD
  • Rooks Rider Solicitors Llp, Challoner House, 19-21 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0RR
  • Miller Rosenfalck Llp, 17-18 Aylesbury Street, London, EC1R 0DB

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

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