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Reasons to use our Kew conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Kew
  • 2 Kew solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Kew home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Kew has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Kew are familiar with the local issues specific to Kew and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Personal touch together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Kew conveyancing can be made a lot more protracted due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kew since October 2021*

Transfer

of terraced property, Windmill Road, W4 1RN completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £1,400,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of semi residence, Lonsdale Road, W4 1ND completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £2,570,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Transfer

of house premises, Salisbury Road, TW9 2JB completing on 11/10/2021 at a price of £1,250,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi residence, Old Oak Road, W3 7HE completing on 25/10/2021 at a price of £827,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kew

I am buying a garden flat in Kew. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Kew you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Kew.

I am buying a terrace house in Kew. We would like to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to ascertain if these alterations are allowed?

Your conveyancer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Kew can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit certain works or need the permission of a 3rd party. Some extensions need local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. It would be wise to check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

We had chosen solicitors based in Kew on the UBS solicitor panel. They have just billed me a separate fee for handling the UBS mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by UBS?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your solicitor is entitled to levy a fee for this. This fee is not set by UBS but by your Kew lawyer. Plenty of firms on the UBS panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

I have a mortgage with Barclays for my property in Kew. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Barclays?

Barclays must be informed of your intention prior to letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Barclays’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Barclays directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Barclays conveyancing panel lawyer.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial estate in Kew?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Kew will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Kew. The report provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Kew.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Kew it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Kew commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Kew.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Kew?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Kew. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Kew differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Kew come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because developers in Kew tend to purchase 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Kew or who has acted in the same development.

I’m about to sell my basement flat in Kew. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently had a yearly maintenance charge demand – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is clear the maintenance contribution as usual because all rents and service payments will be apportioned on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies 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. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I own a basement flat in Kew. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount due for a lease extension?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Kew conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Kew flat is Flat 1 30 Ennismore Avenue in September 2010. the Tribunal adopted and arrived at a premium for the lease extension of £29, 900 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 68.34 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kew

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kew practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Geraldine Mcaleese & Co, 82 Grove Park Terrace, London, W4 3JJ
  • The Law House Limited, Building 3, Chiswick Park, 566 Chisiwck High Road, London, W4 5YA
  • Rae Nemazee Llp, 2 Barons Gate, 33-35 Rothschild Road, London, W4 5HT
  • Sjs Law Limited, Unit 8, Kew Bridge Piazza, 8 Kew Bridge Road, London, TW8 0FL
  • Howard Russell & Co, 1a Devonshire Mews, Chiswick, London, W4 2HA

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Kew regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Kew but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE

Planning law solicitors in Kew regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kew specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Kew
  • Sjs Law Limited, Unit 8, Kew Bridge Piazza, 8 Kew Bridge Road, London, TW8 0FL
  • Starck Uberoi Solicitors Limited, 45 St. Mary's Road, London, London, W5 5RG
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP

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

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