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5 reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Holborn

  • 1 Using a high street Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personalised service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Personal touch and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Holborn property deals can be made a lot more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative lawyers inform you it just might be important to attend your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are various parties with engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the equation.
  • 4 The firms shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 5 There is a distinct possibility the the conveyancers for the other party have offices in Holborn - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Holborn since July 2021*

Conveyance

of apartment Thanet Street WC1H 9QE, sold for £475,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of flat Dance Square EC1V 3AJ, at purchase consideration of £191,250. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Conveyance

of flat Barbican EC2Y 8BD, at a price of £1,050,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of apartment Marylebone Street W1G 8JE, at buying sum of £1,250,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Holborn

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Holborn is more expensive?

The conveyancing fees on a leasehold property in Holborn is frequently more expensive than on a freehold transaction. This is due to the additional time required in liaising with the freeholder and managing agents to collate the evidence concerning whether the rent and maintenance fee have been cleared and whether there are any large sums expected to be spent in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Skipton. Holborn conveyancing solicitors were appointed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Skipton?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Skipton completed the valuation? Have you informed Skipton as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Skipton conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I recently had an offer accepted on a house in Holborn. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £175. Not long after, the conveyancer called me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Santander conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Santander panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

About to purchase apartment in Holborn. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the TSB conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Holborn property lawyer is on the TSB conveyancing panel.

4 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Holborn took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Holborn. 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 selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Holborn

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please supply a car parking plan. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one close by in Holborn I like with a park and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Holborn in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

I have just appointed agents to market my garden flat in Holborn. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have recently received a yearly maintenance charge invoice – what should I do?

The sensible thing to do is discharge the service charge as usual as all ground rent and maintenance payments should be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless 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. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I am the leaseholder of a two-bedroom flat in Holborn. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium due for a lease extension?

if there is a absentee freeholder or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to calculate the price.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Holborn premises 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 66.8 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Holborn

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Holborn practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Scott-moncrieff And Associates Limited, 88 Kingsway, London, London, Greater London, WC2B 6AA
  • Mdr, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AH
  • Mishcon De Reya Llp, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AH
  • Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, Suite 4.1, Fourth Floor, Sicilian House, Sicilian Avenue, London, London, WC1A 2QH
  • Dawson Cornwell, 15 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4QT

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Holborn regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in 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 Holborn regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Holborn practicing in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • Mishcon De Reya Llp, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AH
  • Farrer & Co Llp, 66 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LH
  • Fladgate Llp, 16 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DG
  • Olswang Llp, 90 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6XX
  • Teacher Stern Llp, 37-41 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JH

Neighboring Locations

Holborn
St Giles
High Holborn
Covent Garden
Aldwych

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

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