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Logical reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Kensington

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors are based in Kensington - if so sets of conveyancers will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 The Kensington conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Kensington
  • 3 Kensington conveyancers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Kensington will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what alternative on-line conveyancers say it could be necessary to attend your solicitor to sign contracts. There are enough parties engaged in a homemove without needing to include the postman into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kensington since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kensington

It is a dozen years since I purchased my home in Kensington. Conveyancing lawyers have now been retained on the sale but I can't locate the title documents. Is this a major issue?

Don’t worry too much. First the deeds may be kept by your lender or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who handled your purchase. Secondly the chances are that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Kensington relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.

We're in Kensington, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Skipton , and our lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

My wife and I purchased a renovated Georgian property in Kensington. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Halifax. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Kensington and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Kensington prior to retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to give a loan on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Kensington. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Kensington especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Kensington.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Kensington and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Kensington. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Kensington area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Kensington. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Kensington from the point of view of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Kensington can be reduced if you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and ask them to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the buyers’ solicitors.
  • The majority of freeholders or Management Companies in Kensington levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common reason for frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Kensington. A minority of Kensington leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this is the case, you should notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers obtain bank and professional references. The bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their lawyers. If you are supposed to have a share in the freehold, you should ensure that you have the original share document. Organising a re-issued share certificate can be a time consuming formality and frustrates many a Kensington home move. If a new share is needed, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this sooner rather than later.

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

Where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Kensington premises is 93 Oakwood Court in June 2010. the LVT determined that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £492,083, This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 37.79 years.

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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 Licensed Conveyancers in Kensington regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware 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 non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kensington with expertise 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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