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Reasons to use our Kensington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Kensington property deals can become a lot more stressful because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more bespoke service. Online forums often suggest that in appointing a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Kensington have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Kensington and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 Kensington property lawyer are the key to a successful Kensington home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 Kensington solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Kensington conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kensington since July 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kensington

Finally, a mortgage offer from Nationwide for the remortgage of my single bedroom flat is due any day now. Could you recommend a cheap conveyancing solicitor in Kensington?

You have come to the wrong place to search for a cheap conveyancing in Kensington. We can offer you cost effective conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Avoid the trap of appointing brokers offering the bait of low cost conveyancing in Kensington. Optimistically, in being led by low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst you will end up with a surprising uplift in additional fees and still not receive the service required.

We are purchasing our first home. Our property lawyer has calledto enquire if we want to take out supplemental conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's recommended for conveyancing in Kensington

The range of Kensington conveyancing searches should be triggered based primarily on the property, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your familiarity of the region and risks, your overall appetite to risk. What matters is that you adequately comprehend what information the searches could provide. Then you can decide if you consider that you need that search. Where you are uncertain, ask your solicitor to explain.

We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Nationwide as we want to conduct alterations to our home in Kensington. Are we obliged to choose a local Kensington solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

Nationwide don't usually require firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.

We expect to receive a AIP from Co-operative this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Co-operative recommend any Kensington solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Kensington solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Co-operative through the process.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Principality. I assume I don't need a Kensington conveyancing practitioner on the Principality panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Principality mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Principality mortgage from the register. Principality, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Principality has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Principality has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Principality mortgage has been paid off.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one close by in Kensington I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Kensington suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this.

We're new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, yet the agent informed us that the seller will only issue a contract if we use their recommended lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street conveyancer who is familiar with conveyancing in Kensington

It is improbable the sellers are driving this. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is not the way to achieve this. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to instruct your preferred Kensington conveyancing firm - rather thanthe ones that will earn their estate agent a kickback or achieve conveyancing figures pre-set by corporate headquarters.

We are considering using an online lawyer as opposed to a Kensington conveyancing practice. Am I making a mistake?

Advantages do exist in having the opportunity to pop in to a local Kensington conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing papers and and when necessary
  • often being able to speak to someone face-to-face can make a huge difference, particularly for more complex conveyancing
  • the ability to complain if things are not going as expected

When checking estimates, look carefully for hidden extras. The majority decent Kensington high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Many online companies seem to offer cheap prices, yet have hidden 'extras' in the small print.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kensington

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kensington with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • North Star Law Ltd, St. James House, 13 Kensington Square, London, W8 5HD
  • Bromptons, 219 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6BD
  • Merali Beedle Llp, Vicarage House, 58-60 Kensington Church Street, London, London, W8 4DB
  • John May Law, 17 Kensington Place, London, W8 7PT
  • Oliver Fisher, Astley House, 33 Notting Hill Gate, London, London, W11 3JQ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Kensington regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Kensington but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY

Planning law solicitors in Kensington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kensington practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD
  • Seddons, 5 Portman Square, London, W1H 6NT
  • Jacobs Allen Hammond, 3 Fitzhardinge Street, London, W1H 6EF

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

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