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Reasons to use our High Holborn conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with High Holborn selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that High Holborn conveyancer have established excellent links with High Holborn local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in High Holborn.
  • 3 There is a strong possibility the other side’s lawyers have offices in High Holborn - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be less confrontational
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in High Holborn 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 would hope for.
  • 5 High Holborn property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in High Holborn since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in High Holborn

In the event thatI was to purchase a straightforward propertyin High Holborn for cash and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much could I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in High Holborn?

Any savings you would make would be isolated to the High Holborn conveyancing searches. A property lawyer still got to do everything else - money laundering, correspond with the vendors lawyer, stamp duty return, register the title etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a charge however it won't be significant.

My property lawyer in High Holborn is not on the Accord Mortgages Ltd Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the Accord Mortgages Ltd panel?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Carry on with your preferred High Holborn lawyers but Accord Mortgages Ltd will need to retain a conveyancer on their panel. This will result in additional overall conveyancing charges and cause delays.
  2. Choose an alternative lawyer to act in the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Persuade your lawyer to use their best endeavours to join the Accord Mortgages Ltd conveyancing panel

I am purchasing a property and the solicitor has referenced Chancel Repair to which the property could be liable given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. He has recommended insurance. Is this really necessary for conveyancing in High Holborn

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises took place post 12 October 2013 you could expect solicitors conducting conveyancing in High Holborn to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

How does conveyancing in High Holborn differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in High Holborn approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because developers in High Holborn tend to acquire 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 conveyancers 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 High Holborn or who has acted in the same development.

I have just appointed agents to market my garden apartment in High Holborn. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have recently had a yearly maintenance charge demand – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is pay the maintenance contribution as usual because all rents and maintenance invoices will be apportioned on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

Following months of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in High Holborn. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute 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 determine the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a High Holborn property is Flat 89 Trinity Court Grays Inn Road in February 2013. the Tribunal found that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 should be £36,229. This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 66.8 years.

Are High Holborn conveyancing solicitors duty bound by the Law Society to issue clear conveyancing figures?

Inbuilt into the Solicitors Code of Conduct are set rules and regulations as to how the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) allow solicitors to publicise their fees to clients.The Law Society have practice note giving advice on how to publicise transparent charges to avoid breaching any such rule. Practice notes are not legal advice issued by the Law Society and is not to be regarded as the only standard of good practice a conveyancing solicitor should adhere to. The Practice Note does, however, constitute the Law Society’s view of acceptable practice for publicising conveyancing charges, and accordingly it’s a recommended read for any solicitor or conveyancer in High Holborn or further afield.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in High Holborn regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in High Holborn with expertise in commercial conveyancing in High Holborn. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Olswang Llp, 90 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6XX
  • Hage Aaronson Limited, 280 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EE
  • Joseph Hage Aaronson Llp, 280 High Holborn, London, London, WC1V 7EE
  • Dawson Cornwell, 15 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4QT
  • Mdr, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AH

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in High Holborn regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in High Holborn but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA

Planning law solicitors in High Holborn regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in High Holborn specialising in planning law. This may include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Olswang Llp, 90 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6XX
  • Mishcon De Reya Llp, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AH
  • Farrer & Co Llp, 66 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LH
  • Wedlake Bell Llp, 52 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4LR
  • Teacher Stern Llp, 37-41 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JH

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

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