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Cheap conveyancing in Frognal does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Logical reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Frognal

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Frognal is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 No matter what any alternative companies may claim it could be important to visit your solicitor to execute documents. There are various parties with involved in a house sale without needing to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 3 Frognal property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Frognal home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Frognal property lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Frognal - if so both parties will be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Frognal since April 2019*


of apartment Finchley Road NW3 6DJ, at buying consideration of £752,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges


of apartment Wedgwood Walk NW6 1XR, at purchase amount of £365,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities


of semi-detached property, Fawley Road, NW6 1SN completing on 23/04/2019 at a price of £710,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges


of apartment Worcester Mews NW6 1XU, at sale amount of £640,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Frognal

I am acquiring a property for cash in Frognal. I have resided for the previous 15 years in Frognal. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. As I have knowledge of the area and road very well must I have all the conveyancing searches?

Provided that you do not need a home loan, then almost all of the Frognal conveyancing searches are optional. Your lawyer will ’encourage you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she is duty bound to do this. Do take into account; if you are intend to sell the house at a future date, it may be of relevance to your future purchaser what the searches reveal. On occasion premises with no practical issues can still show up adverse search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Frognal will provide you some helpful advice in this regard.

I am the registered owner of a freehold property in Frognal but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Frognal and has limited impact for conveyancing in Frognal but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be extinguished.

I have todaybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Frognal for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to check if the premises is registered to you, you can make 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 Frognal conveyancing specialists.

I am looking for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Frognal I like with amenity areas and station nearby, however it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Frognal for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities 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 speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

I am using a search engine for the words cheap conveyancing in Frognal it brings up numerous conveyancerslocally. How do I determine which is the right conveyancing solicitor for purchase transaction?

The best way of seeking the right conveyancer is via personal referral, so enquire of friends and relatives who have bought a property in Frognal or a reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Frognal vary, so it's sensible to secure a minimum of three estimates from different conveyancers. Make sure that you clarify that the charges are assured not to to be inflated.

My conveyancing solicitor in Frognal has requested from me identification documents saying that this forms part of his legal duty as a solicitor on the bank Solicitor panel. Can this be correct?

Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the mortgage company. This is not specific to conveyancing in Frognal

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Frognal

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Frognal with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Manuel Swaden Limited, 340, West End Lane, London, NW6 1LN
  • Streathers Highgate Llp, 1 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, London, NW3 6TP
  • Nwl Solicitors, 9 Hampstead West, 224 Iverson Road, London, NW6 2HL
  • Solomon Taylor & Shaw, 3 Coach House Yard, Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QF
  • Stringer Smith & Levett, 239a Finchley Road, London, NW3 6JB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Frognal regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Frognal practicing in commercial conveyancing in Frognal. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Manuel Swaden Limited, 340, West End Lane, London, NW6 1LN
  • Nathene And Co, 7 Redington Road, London, NW3 7QX
  • Streathers Highgate Llp, 1 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, London, NW3 6TP
  • Nwl Solicitors, 9 Hampstead West, 224 Iverson Road, London, NW6 2HL
  • Joseph Melchior & Co, 16 Ulysses Road, London, NW6 1EE

Planning law solicitors in Frognal regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Frognal specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on special planning controls
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR
  • Glovers Solicitors Llp, 6 York Street, London, W1U 6QD
  • Streathers Trust Corporation Limited, 44 Baker Street, London, London, W1U 7AL
  • Streathers Solicitors Highgate Limited, 44 Baker Street, London, W1U 7AL

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

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