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Reasons to use our Fitzrovia conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Fitzrovia conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Fitzrovia
  • 2 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Fitzrovia regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Fitzrovia and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Fitzrovia lawyers work in conjunction with Fitzrovia estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Fitzrovia will be carried out by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Fitzrovia lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Fitzrovia conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Fitzrovia since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fitzrovia

I am helping my aunt sell her property in Fitzrovia. Does the conveyancer arrange the energy performance certificate or it is for me to see to?

Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates became a required element of moving property. An energy performance certificate must be commissioned in advance of the property being marketed. This is not a task that solicitors normally organise. Where you are instructing a Fitzrovia conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with long established Fitzrovia accredited person

Is it the case that all Fitzrovia conveyancing solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the RBS approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the firms would be overseen by the CLC.

Can I be sure that the Fitzrovia conveyancing solicitor on the Principality panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Fitzrovia seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.

Just bought a terraced house in Fitzrovia , how long will it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my title? My Fitzrovia conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to check that my ownership is recorded.

As far as conveyancing in Fitzrovia registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any other persons or bodies. At present in the region of three quarters of submission are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration is effected once the purchaser is living at the premises therefore an expedited registration is not always top priority yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I'm refinancing my existing property to a buy to let loan with Nationwide Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on a second house. The area we are interested in is Fitzrovia. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of lenders and link together the two deals?

Make use of our search tool on this site to ensure that the conveyancers are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are your conveyancer will be able to tie up the two transactions but you should have a chat with you conveyancer and communicate your expectations and requirements.

Am I better off to choose a Fitzrovia conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can handle the legal formalities however they are based approximately 350kilometers away.

The benefit of a high street Fitzrovia conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to sign documents, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Fitzrovia know how is a bonus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and in the main were content that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Fitzrovia conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of maisonettes in Fitzrovia which have in the region of 50 years unexpired on the leases. should I be concerned?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Fitzrovia is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the salability of the property. For most buyers and banks, leases with less than 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the property for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of premises with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Fitzrovia conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Fitzrovia conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Fitzrovia conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Fitzrovia property 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 unexpired term as at the valuation date was 73.26 years.

I have just started marketing my basement flat in Fitzrovia.Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon however I have just received a yearly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the invoice as normal given that all ground rent and service payments should be apportionedas part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Fitzrovia regulated by the SRA

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

  • David Goodman & Co, 34-35 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PZ
  • Magrath Llp, 66-67 Newman Street, London, London, W1T 3EQ
  • Fuglers (in Association With David Berens & Co) Llp, 70 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QG
  • Verto Group Legal Limited, 10 Margaret Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8RL
  • Jaswal Johnston Llp, 73/75 Mortimer Street, London, London, W1W 7SQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Fitzrovia

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Fitzrovia with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Fuglers (in Association With David Berens & Co) Llp, 70 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QG
  • Verto Group Legal Limited, 10 Margaret Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8RL
  • Jaswal Johnston Llp, 73/75 Mortimer Street, London, London, W1W 7SQ
  • Simmons Gleek, 1 Duchess Street, London, W1W 6AU
  • Leigh Davis, 17 Gosfield Street, London, W1W 6HE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Fitzrovia regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Fitzrovia practicing in commercial conveyancing in Fitzrovia. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • David Goodman & Co, 34-35 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PZ
  • Fuglers (in Association With David Berens & Co) Llp, 70 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QG
  • Verto Group Legal Limited, 10 Margaret Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8RL
  • Jaswal Johnston Llp, 73/75 Mortimer Street, London, London, W1W 7SQ
  • Simmons Gleek, 1 Duchess Street, London, W1W 6AU

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

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