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Reasons to use our Kensington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Kensington
  • 2 The practices listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Kensington is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Kensington property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Kensington conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your conveyancing
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Kensington are familiar with the local concerns specific to Kensington and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kensington since August 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kensington

I am nearing exchange of contracts for my ground floor flat in Kensington and the estate agent has just e-mailed to warn that the purchasers are appointing a new law firm. The excuse is that the lender will only deal with solicitors on their conveyancing panel. On what basis would a major mortgage company only deal with specific solicitors rather the firm that they want to select for their conveyancing in Kensington ?

Banks have always had panels of law firms that can act for them, but in the past few years big names such as Yorkshire Building Society, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for many years.

Banks justify this action to a rise in fraud as the reason for the pruning – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are not going to have any sway in the decision.

About to place an offer on a leasehold property in Kensington. The property agents say that it is standard for flats in Kensington to have less than 75 years left on the lease. I am taking out a mortgage with Bank of Ireland. Is this going to be a problem if the lease has 70 years left.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 30/11/2021 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Kensington. I now require my file however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Kensington of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am a sole trader looking to take an assignment of a lease of a shop on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering competitive charges for commercial conveyancing in Kensington for below 2k?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Kensington, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are hoping to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we will put you in touch with the right lawyer. As for the charges these will vary based on the structure and nuances of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your details or telephone so as to enable us to furnish you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

Should I use a Kensington conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can deal with the conveyancing but they are based over three hundred miles away.

The benefit of a high street Kensington conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, present your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Kensington know how is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who instructed your friend and they were content that must surpass using an unfamiliar Kensington conveyancing lawyer just because they are based in the area.

I am hoping to buy a repression property in Kensington and the vendor would like to complete inside a month. Do solicitors complete in this timeframe? Would it be better to instruct a high street Kensington firm or an online conveyancer that professes to offer speedy conveyancing?

Visit your Kensington high street. Pop in to 3 firms and request to talk to a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Set out your needs and seek a commitment on deadlines. Choose the one that comes across as most genuine. Be sure to choose a property lawyer on the panel of solicitors who can act for your bank.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Kensington regulated by the SRA

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

  • Salinger Solicitors & Notary Public, 165 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 6SH
  • 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kensington

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kensington specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kensington regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kensington with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Kensington. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Selachii Llp, 96 Kensington High Street, London, London, W8 4SG
  • Salinger Solicitors & Notary Public, 165 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 6SH
  • 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

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

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