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Reasons to use our Hampstead conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Hampstead home moves can become a lot more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 The Hampstead conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Hampstead
  • 3 Hampstead solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Hampstead conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your conveyancing
  • 4 No matter what any other lawyers say it could be important to visit your lawyer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 5 Hampstead conveyancers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hampstead since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hampstead

I am getting a mortgage offer from Halifax. I would like to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Hampstead. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel include Licensed Conveyancers?

The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

My aunt passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Hampstead. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £8000. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Yorkshire BS, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

Where you plan to refinance then Yorkshire BS will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Yorkshire BS mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

Is it correct that all Hampstead CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel?

A selection of banks and building societies now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I can not work out if my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Hampstead bank branch on a couple of occasions and was told it does not impact the mortgage offer and they would lend. My Hampstead conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they will not lend based on their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

Provided that the conveyancer is on the mortgage company panel, they must comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook provisions for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in February 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Leeds Building Society are being difficult. The Hampstead solicitor who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Leeds Building Society are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Leeds Building Society have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Leeds Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Leeds Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Hampstead before retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Hampstead. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Hampstead to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I have been pointed in your direction by a number of estate agents in Hampstead to get a quote from a solicitor on your site. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers rather than a competitor’s?

We don’t offer any financial incentive for sending work our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

Expecting to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in Hampstead. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they will have a report out to me on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

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

    Your solicitors should enable you to have an understanding of the insurance obligations Rent payments - what is payable and when you need to pay, and also know whether this will change in the future Responsibility to repair and maintain the block. It is important that you know which party is responsible the repair and maintenance of all parts of the block and communal areas Advice concerning the obligations as set out in the lease to pay service charges - in respect of the block, and the wider rights a lessee enjoys What options are open to you if another tenant in the building breaches a clause of their lease?
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Hampstead please enquire of your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Hampstead.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Hampstead conveyancing firm to help?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Hampstead conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Hampstead premises 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 affected 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hampstead

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hampstead with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Solomon Taylor & Shaw, 3 Coach House Yard, Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QF
  • Streathers Highgate Llp, 1 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, London, NW3 6TP
  • Newtons, 22 Fitzjohns Avenue, London, NW3 5NB
  • Craig Solicitors, 74 Belsize Lane, London, Greater London, NW3 5BJ
  • 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

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

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