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Reasons to use our Hampton Wick conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Regardless other sites tell you it could be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Hampton Wick
  • 3 The Hampton Wick conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Hampton Wick
  • 4 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Hampton Wick will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank approved panel.
  • 5 The companies listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hampton Wick since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hampton Wick

Do the conveyancing lawyers via your comparison service conduct conveyancing in Hampton Wick by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing specialists carrying out 24hr exchanges. Do call us to receive a costs illustration and details as to dates.

I am purchasing a garden flat in Hampton Wick. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Hampton Wick you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Hampton Wick.

What is your number one tip for finding a conveyancing solicitor in Hampton Wick

It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Hampton Wick conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

is it true that all Hampton Wick solicitor practices on the Co-operative conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Some banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Hampton Wick off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Yorkshire BS. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Hampton Wick. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hampton Wick

    If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply a car parking plan.

Last January I purchased a leasehold flat in Hampton Wick. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Having spent months of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Hampton Wick. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

in cases where there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the price.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Hampton Wick residence is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case affected 1 flat.

Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Hampton Wick being on the bank conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for our lender?

We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right Hampton Wick conveyancing firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Hampton Wick knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hampton Wick

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

  • Infields, Infields, 1 Old Bridge Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 4BU
  • Carter Bells Llp, Kings Stone House, 12 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HD
  • Rose & Rose Solicitors Llp, 40 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HL
  • Matrix Legal Limited, Millennium House, 21 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1BL
  • Simpson Millar Llp, 25-29 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1LL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hampton Wick regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hampton Wick specialising in commercial conveyancing in Hampton Wick. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Infields, Infields, 1 Old Bridge Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 4BU
  • Carter Bells Llp, Kings Stone House, 12 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HD
  • Rose & Rose Solicitors Llp, 40 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HL
  • Matrix Legal Limited, Millennium House, 21 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1BL
  • Simpson Millar Llp, 25-29 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1LL

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Hampton Wick regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hampton Wick but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA

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