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Reasons to use our Covent Garden conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other lawyers inform you it could be important to attend your solicitor to sign legal papers. There are enough parties engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are located in Covent Garden - if so both parties are likely to be on good working terms
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Covent Garden selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Excellent communication and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Covent Garden home moves can be made a lot more complicated as a result 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 The Covent Garden conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Covent Garden

Examples of recent conveyancing in Covent Garden since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Covent Garden

I am due to move home in August. Will my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you recommend a removal company in Covent Garden. Conveyancing firm was organised prior to coming across this page.

On the afternoon of completion you can pick up the house keys from the estate agent but this can only take place when the previous owners lawyers confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you will need to advise the removal company that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a specific removal company but can help you find a residential property solicitor in Covent Garden or a firm with expertise in conveyancing in Covent Garden.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Covent Garden. I have a mortgage agreed with Bank of Ireland. Conveyancing is new to me. 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 Bank of Ireland, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

My offer was accepted on a property in Covent Garden on 21/5/2024, valuation was booked 2 days after, received a clean bill of health. Property lawyer instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Nationwide and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?

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

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Covent Garden. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Covent Garden

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one round the corner in Covent Garden I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 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 grave error purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a home loan that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

I am looking to sell my home. My previous conveyancers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Covent Garden if that makes things easier.

You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Covent Garden. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

Am I better off to choose a Covent Garden conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can perform the conveyancing but they are based 200kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a high street Covent Garden conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to execute paperwork, present your ID and pester them if necessary. They will also have local intelligence which is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and the majority were content that should surpass using an unfamiliar Covent Garden conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.

I am just shy of a 10% deposit on my flat purchase in Covent Garden , but I still want to exchange. What can I do?

You can agree a lesser deposit. Many sellers will agree to a lower deposit or even no deposit for a first time buyer or 100% mortgage. Be aware though that if you fail to complete you will still need to hand over a minimum of 10% of the purchase price regardless of how much deposit was agreed.

You can also agree a simultaneous exchange and completion as no deposit is required for this however neither party will be tied in until completion actually takes place and it can be risky if sellers change their mind at the last moment

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Covent Garden regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Covent Garden specialising in commercial conveyancing in Covent Garden. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Redfern Legal Llp, 7 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, London, WC2E 8PS
  • Redfern Law Limited, 7 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8PS
  • Mark Eisenthal & Co, 44 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BD
  • Kumari Palany & Co (london), 90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9RZ
  • Clintons, 55 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5RZ

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

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Covent Garden specialising in planning law. This should include advice on tree preservation orders
  • 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.

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