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5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Hampstead

  • 1 Regardless other sites tell you it just might be important to attend your lawyer to execute legal papers. There are various parties with involved in a house sale without having to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 2 Hampstead solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Hampstead is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Hampstead property lawyers work in partnership with Hampstead estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Hampstead regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Hampstead and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hampstead since May 2019*

Disposal

of apartment Fitzjohns Avenue NW3 6NT, at the agreed consideration of £512,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of flat Carlingford Road NW3 1RY, at a price of £590,800. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title

Disposal

of apartment Frognal NW3 6AH, at purchase price of £1,201,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of apartment Wedgwood Walk NW6 1XR, sold for £365,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hampstead

My partner’s brother is a conveyancing practitioner. I expect that I will receive friends and family pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Hampstead?

Do compare pricing. Do use our search tool on this site. The quotes seem to vary but the service one can expect differ between conveyancers as is true with the vast majority of professional services.

I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Hampstead. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hampstead of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Hampstead differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Hampstead approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because house builders in Hampstead usually buy the site, 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 property lawyers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Hampstead or who has acted in the same development.

I opted to have a survey completed on a house in Hampstead prior to instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks will not give a mortgage on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can look into this further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Hampstead. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Am I better off to appoint a Hampstead conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am buying? An old friend can deal with the legal formalities however her office is 300kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a high street Hampstead conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Hampstead know how is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and on the whole were content that must trump using an unfamiliar Hampstead conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.

I am looking at a couple of apartments in Hampstead which have about forty five years unexpired on the leases. should I be concerned?

There are plenty of short leases in Hampstead. The lease is a right to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As the lease shortens the marketability of the lease reduces and it becomes more expensive to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is advisable to extend the lease term. More often than not it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage lenders may be unwilling to lend money on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We advise that you seek professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena.

I have given up negotiating a lease extension in Hampstead. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Hampstead conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Hampstead residence is Raised Ground Floor Flat 20 Fitzjohns Avenue in July 2014. the Tribunal decided that the premiums to be paid for new leases in respect of the Raised Ground Floor Flat and the First Floor Flat were to be calculated as: Raised Ground Floor: £765,175.14 First Floor: £601,617.77 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 16.83 and 16.43.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hampstead regulated by the SRA

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

  • Solomon Taylor & Shaw, 3 Coach House Yard, Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QF
  • Streathers Highgate Llp, 1 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, London, NW3 6TP
  • David Clark Llp, 38 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6TE
  • Nathene And Co, 7 Redington Road, London, NW3 7QX
  • Newtons, 22 Fitzjohns Avenue, London, NW3 5NB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hampstead regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hampstead specialising in commercial conveyancing in Hampstead. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Solomon Taylor & Shaw, 3 Coach House Yard, Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QF
  • Streathers Highgate Llp, 1 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, London, NW3 6TP
  • Nathene And Co, 7 Redington Road, London, NW3 7QX
  • Newtons, 22 Fitzjohns Avenue, London, NW3 5NB
  • Stringer Smith & Levett, 239a Finchley Road, London, NW3 6JB

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Hampstead regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hampstead but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Home 2 Home Property Lawyers Limited, 32 Millais Gardens, HA8 5SY
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN

Neighboring Locations

Frognal
West Hampstead
Hampstead
Swiss Cottage
Belsize Park

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

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