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Reasons to use our Kew conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Kew are familiar with the local issues specific to Kew and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 The firms listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 3 Over the years Kew lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Kew local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Kew.
  • 4 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Kew will be carried out by a conveyancer on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with Kew selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kew since July 2021*

Acquisition

of flat Hazledene Road W4 3JB, sold for £540,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of house premises, Atwood Avenue, TW9 4HF completing on 12/08/2021 at a price of £1,257,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Disposal

of terraced property, Duke Road, W4 2DF completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £1,463,750. 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 buyer’s conveyancer

Sale

of terraced premises, Staveley Gardens, W4 2TB completing on 26/07/2021 at a price of £625,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kew

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Kew. I would like to know the reason why all Kew lawyers aren't automatically on all bank panels?

Lenders tend to impose restrictions on either the nature or volume of conveyancing solicitors on their panel. A common example of such criteria being that the firm needs to have at least two partners. In addition to restricting the structure of firm, some banks made a decision to limit the size of their panel they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Kew property lawyer on their approved list. Property fraud was the primary trigger for the culling of conveyancing panels a few years ago notwithstanding that there are opposing opinions about whether solicitors sat at the center of that fraud. Statistics via the Land Registry indicates that thousands of conveyancing organisations only transact less than three conveyances annually. Those advocating conveyancing panel consolidation ask why conveyancing firms should have any entitlement to be listed on a lender panel when clearly conveyancing is not their primary expertise?

In the event thatI was to purchase a freehold propertyin Kew mortgage fee and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much would I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Kew?

Any savings you would make would be isolated to the Kew conveyancing searches. Your lawyer still got to do everything else - money laundering, liaising with your sellers conveyancer, SDLT submission, register the ownership etc. A slight saving might be made by not needing to register a charge but it will not be a lot.

It is is a decade since I bought my house in Kew. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been appointed on the sale but I am unable to find the title deeds. Is this a problem?

Don’t worry too much. First the deeds may be retained by the lender or they may be in the possession of the solicitor who acted in the purchase. Secondly in most cases the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers acquiring current official copies of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Kew involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is not registered it is more of a problem but is not insurmountable.

Is there a list of UBS panel solicitors in Kew on the Building Society Association’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. Very few mortgage companies make their panel listings open the public on the web. Where you are looking for a Kew conveyancer on the UBS please make the most of our tool.

We had instructed conveyancers located in Kew on the Leeds Building Society solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me an additional charge for handling the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Leeds Building Society?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your lawyer can charge a fee for this. The charge is not set by Leeds Building Society but by your Kew solicitor. Plenty of firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in January 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Kent Reliance are being pedantic. The Kew solicitor who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Kent Reliance are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Kent Reliance have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Kent Reliance have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Kent Reliance may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

How does conveyancing in Kew differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Kew approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because developers in Kew usually buy 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.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Kew. Conveyancing and Birmingham Midshires mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Kew who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Kew conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Kew conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to arrive at the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal 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 number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 68.34 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Kew regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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
  • Austins Solicitors, Building 3 Chiswick Park, 566 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 5YA
  • Lancasters, 486 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5TT
  • Douglass Simon, 60 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0AH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kew regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Kew specialising in commercial conveyancing in Kew. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Geraldine Mcaleese & Co, 82 Grove Park Terrace, London, W4 3JJ
  • Austins Solicitors, Building 3 Chiswick Park, 566 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 5YA
  • The Law House Limited, Building 3, Chiswick Park, 566 Chisiwck High Road, London, W4 5YA
  • Lancasters, 486 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5TT
  • Rae Nemazee Llp, 2 Barons Gate, 33-35 Rothschild Road, London, W4 5HT

Planning law solicitors in Kew regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kew specialising in planning law. This could include advice on special planning controls
  • 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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