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Conveyancing in Covent Garden : Keep it Local

5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Covent Garden

  • 1 No matter what any other solicitors say it just might be important to pop into your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are various parties with involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the mix.
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors are based in Covent Garden - if so both parties will be familiar
  • 3 Covent Garden solicitors work in conjunction with Covent Garden estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 4 Over the years Covent Garden property lawyer have established excellent working relationships with Covent Garden local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Covent Garden.
  • 5 Covent Garden solicitors are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Covent Garden since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Covent Garden

I need some quick conveyancing in Covent Garden as I am faced with a deadline to exchange contracts inside one month. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not getting a mortgage you are at free not to do searches although no law firm would suggest that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Covent Garden the following are instances of what can appear and therefore impact future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I have recentlybecome aware that Stirling Law have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Covent Garden for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Covent Garden conveyancing specialists.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Covent Garden before appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you call us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Covent Garden. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Covent Garden especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Covent Garden.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Covent Garden. I happened to chance upon a site which seems to have the perfect answer If it is possible to get all formalities completed via email that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I have recently realised that I have 62 years left on my flat in Covent Garden. I am keen to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What are my options?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you have done all that could be expected to find the lessor. For most situations an enquiry agent may be helpful to try and locate and prepare an expert document which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Covent Garden.

I own a a ground floor purpose built flat in Covent Garden. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for a lease extension?

if there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to make a decision on the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Covent Garden residence 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 affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 73.26 years.

I have just placed an offer on a leasehold flat in Covent Garden and the estate agent that we are dealing with suggested his conveyancer. They quoted a thousand pounds plus VAT and 3rd party costs. Does this sound reasonable?

You should not rely on one estimate. One should seek like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Covent Garden. Then choose one that you are comfortable with and crucially, is on the approved list of the lender that you have applied for a mortgage from.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Covent Garden

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

  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Covent Garden regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Covent Garden but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA

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 with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • 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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