Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Covent Garden

Ready to buy a new home? Find a law firm approved by your lender.

Our lawyers are committed to delivering the best property conveyancing to Covent Garden vendors and purchasers

Main reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Covent Garden

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Covent Garden is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with Covent Garden estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Personal touch together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Covent Garden conveyancing can be made significantly more complicated as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 The practices listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s solicitors have offices in Covent Garden - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Covent Garden since October 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Covent Garden

My Covent Garden solicitor has spotted an inconsistency when comparing the information in the home valuation survey and what is in the legal papers for the property. My lawyer says that he needs to check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my conveyancer’s stance right?

Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Covent Garden costs more?

Covent Garden leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving relevant notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

I am buying a new build flat in Covent Garden. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Covent Garden

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one close by in Covent Garden I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Covent Garden in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Covent Garden and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Covent Garden. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Covent Garden area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Covent Garden. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

Planning to complete next month on a studio apartment in Covent Garden. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they report fully within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Covent Garden should include some of the following:

    Repair and maintenance of the premises Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice? specifics of the parties to the lease, for instance these could be the leaseholder, superior lessor, freeholder Will you be prohibited or prevented from having pets in the property? You should know whether the lease allows you to alter or improve aspects of the property- you must know whether any restrictions relates to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether consent is mandated necessary
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Covent Garden please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Covent Garden.

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

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Covent Garden premises is 20 Avonwick Road in July 2013. The Tribunal was dealing with an application under Section 26 of the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 for a determination of the freehold value of the property. It was concluded that the price to be paid was Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy (£15,970) divided as to £8,200 for Flat 20 and £7,770 for Flat 20A This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 73.26 years.

Last updated

Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Covent Garden regulated by the SRA

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

  • Family Law In Partnership Limited, 1 Neal Street, London, WC2H 9QL
  • Mark Eisenthal & Co, 44 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BD
  • Kumari Palany & Co (london), 90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9RZ
  • Ashtons Solicitors Limited, Suite 103, 90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, London, WC2E 9RZ
  • Clintons, 55 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5RZ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Covent Garden

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Covent Garden specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Mark Eisenthal & Co, 44 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BD
  • Clintons, 55 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5RZ
  • Spring Law Limited, 65 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HG
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Emersons Law Limited, 7 - 10 Adam Street, London, London, WC2N 6AA

Planning law solicitors in Covent Garden regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Covent Garden with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Thomas And Thomas Partners Llp, 38a Monmouth Street, London, London, WC2H 9EP
  • Alun Thomas Limited, 38a Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9EP
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett, Savoy Hill House, Savoy Hill, London, London, WC2R 0BU
  • Fladgate Llp, 16 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DG

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

© Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO.