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Reasons to use our Hampton Wick conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Hampton Wick is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Hampton Wick have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Hampton Wick and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with Hampton Wick estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Hampton Wick lawyers work in conjunction with Hampton Wick estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 5 Hampton Wick conveyancing lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hampton Wick since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hampton Wick

Why would one appoint a Hampton Wick conveyancing company given that internet based alternatives are less expensive?

To take your time to find shop around for conveyancing costs in Hampton Wick and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t become consumed with searching for the lowest priced Hampton Wick conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a seamless and a distressing house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't take the place of a telephone call and can never replicate a one to one consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you as to progress and keep you informed. If you ever need to contact the office you will be sure who to ask for and they will endeavour to make sure that you are in the know.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the Santander Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Hampton Wick?

The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Hampton Wick is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Hampton Wick are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Hampton Wick you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hampton Wick may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business property in Hampton Wick and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to gives security of tenure to business leaseholders, giving them the a statutory right to apply to court for a new lease and continue in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and help with commercial conveyancing in Hampton Wick

Am I better off to use a Hampton Wick conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am buying? We have a good friend who can conduct the conveyancing but they are based over three hundred miles away.

The primary upside of using a local Hampton Wick conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local knowledge which is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and they were content that must outweigh using an unknown Hampton Wick conveyancing lawyer just because they are local.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Hampton Wick conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Hampton Wick conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with several firms including non Hampton Wick conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be useful:

    If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason? How many lease extensions have they carried out in Hampton Wick in the last year?

I own a two-bedroom flat in Hampton Wick. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum payable for the purchase of the freehold?

if there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the price.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Hampton Wick premises 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 was in relation to 1 flat.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hampton Wick regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hampton Wick with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Hampton Wick. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Hampton Wick regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hampton Wick practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Galloway Hughes Llp, Aissela, 46 High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9QY
  • Hunter Peddell Property Law, Oak House, 39/41 The Parade, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0PB
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX

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

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