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5 reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Earls Court

  • 1 Excellent communication together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Earls Court property deals can be made significantly more stressful due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 Earls Court lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Earls Court conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your home move
  • 3 Regardless other companies say it just might be necessary to attend your lawyer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to include the postman into the pot.
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Earls Court have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Earls Court and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Earls Court solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Earls Court since July 2021*

Purchase

of flat Courtfield Gardens SW5 0NQ, acquired for £1,270,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of apartment Finborough Road SW10 9DU, sold for £817,500. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of apartment Drayton Gardens SW10 9RQ, at buying amount of £1,275,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of terraced residence, Fulham Road, SW10 9TU completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £3,835,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Earls Court

I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and have to be out of my rented apartment in Earls Court by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Can I complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?

It is unwise to give notice for your tenancy unless you have exchanged. Assuming that you have not already done so, contact to your lawyer and ask them to they cajole the other lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will look to achieve

There are a variety of conveyancing solicitors in Earls Court but how do I know who I should use?

It would be unwise to be tempted by the cheapest Earls Court conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I am buying a property in Earls Court. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Skipton be concerned?

As your lender is Skipton your lawyer must comply with the formal instructions contained in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Skipton. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Skipton where a lease does not meet these specifications. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not limited to Earls Court.

I've digested plenty of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Earls Court solicitor - who is on the Principality conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Principality will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Principality will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Earls Court postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Principality, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Earls Court.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial site in Earls Court?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Earls Court will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Earls Court. The search result provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Earls Court.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Earls Court it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Earls Court commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Earls Court.

How does conveyancing in Earls Court differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Earls Court contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because house builders in Earls Court typically acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Earls Court or who has acted in the same development.

Is it best to use a Earls Court conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can deal with the legal formalities but his firm is located approximately 350miles drive away.

The benefit of a high street Earls Court conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, present your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and in the main were content that must trump using an unknown Earls Court conveyancing solicitor just because they are based in the area.

Why can't I complete my conveyancing in Earls Court on a bank holiday?

Because on completion the sale price will be transferred electronically between the banks of the buyer and seller's property lawyer and currently this can only take place on a working day. It is not possible to complete on a weekend either.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Earls Court regulated by the SRA

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

  • George Anthony Andrews, 74 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London, W8 6NX
  • Bromptons, 219 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6BD
  • Salinger Solicitors & Notary Public, 165 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 6SH
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP
  • North Star Law Ltd, St. James House, 13 Kensington Square, London, W8 5HD

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Earls Court regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Earls Court but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA

Planning law solicitors in Earls Court regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Earls Court practicing in planning law. This could include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE

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

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