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5 reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Fulham

  • 1 Fulham property lawyers work in conjunction with Fulham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 2 The Fulham conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Fulham
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Fulham - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 Regardless alternative lawyers tell you it just might be necessary to attend your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 5 The firms listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Fulham since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fulham

Souldinstructing a Fulham conveyancing practitioner make my purchase more efficient?

Fulham is a special area, where regional knowledge helps. The relaxed pace of life has an upside – just not when it comes to your conveyancing. The property lawyers that we list combine vast Fulham knowledge with a proactive, can doattitude that helps everything runs smoothly. It will certainly help if they can make use of good rapport with financial advisers, search providers, valuers and other Fulham conveyancing practitioners

I have a decision in principle. The lender mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to appoint their panel conveyancer as I would prefer to appoint a Fulham based conveyancing firm?

You should check but the the likelihood is that appoint one of their panel solicitors if you want the "fee-free" offer. Speak to the mortgage company to check if they offer you a cash alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor in Fulham.

We had chosen solicitors locally in Fulham on the Bank of Ireland solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a further amount for the legal aspects of the Bank of Ireland mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Bank of Ireland?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your solicitor may levy a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Bank of Ireland but by your Fulham conveyancing practitioner. Plenty of firms on the Bank of Ireland panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee but some firms include it on their overall fee.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Yorkshire BS. I assume I don't need a Fulham conveyancer on the Yorkshire BS panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Yorkshire BS mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Yorkshire BS mortgage from the register. Yorkshire BS, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Yorkshire BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Yorkshire BS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Yorkshire BS mortgage has been paid off.

Barclays have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a flat in Fulham has been accepted, what are the next steps?

The property agent will wish to be informed of your solicitor's details (ensure that the lawyers are on the bank’s panel). Telephone Barclays or your broker and finish off any appropriate paperwork. Barclays will appoint a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or vendor to arrange a slot for the valuation to occur. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. Barclays will send the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Fulham.

Various web forums that I have visited warn that are the number one reason for delay in Fulham conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Fulham.

Is it best to appoint a Fulham conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can deal with the legal work however they are based 400kilometers away.

The primary upside of using a high street Fulham conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to execute paperwork, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Fulham know how is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and they were content that should outweigh using an unfamiliar Fulham conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being Fulham based.

Due to sign contracts shortly on a leasehold property in Fulham. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully on Monday. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Fulham should include some of the following:

    Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring? Details of the parties to the lease, for example these could be the lessee, head lessor, landlord Who has the liability for maintaining the window frames Who has the liability to repair and maintain the main walls and foundations. It is important that you know who is duty bound to repair and maintenance of all parts of the block and estate What remedies are open the freeholder should you breach a clause of your lease?
For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Fulham please ask your lawyer in advance of your conveyancing in Fulham.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a Fulham conveyancing firm to help?

Where there is a missing 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 Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the amount due.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Fulham residence is 66 and 66a Wardo Avenue in November 2012. The Tribunal determined that the sum of £8,048 is payable by the Applicants in respect of the price for the freehold of the property This case was in relation to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 93 years and 162 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Fulham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Excelsior Solicitors Limited, Chester House, 81-83 Fulham High Street, Fulham, London, Greater London, SW6 3JA
  • Swabey & Co, Riverbank House, 1 Putney Bridge Approach, London, SW6 3JD
  • Peter Goldsmith Solicitor, 7 Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, London, London, SW6 3PA
  • Mcnair & Co, E B C House, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PA
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Fulham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Fulham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Fulham. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Excelsior Solicitors Limited, Chester House, 81-83 Fulham High Street, Fulham, London, Greater London, SW6 3JA
  • Swabey & Co, Riverbank House, 1 Putney Bridge Approach, London, SW6 3JD
  • Peter Goldsmith Solicitor, 7 Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, London, London, SW6 3PA
  • Mcnair & Co, E B C House, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PA
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Fulham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

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

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