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Cheap conveyancing in King's Cross does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Logical reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in King's Cross

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in King's Cross is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in King's Cross have a grasp oflocal issues specific to King's Cross and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in King's Cross
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with King's Cross selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party are based in King's Cross - if so sets of conveyancers will be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in King's Cross since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in King's Cross

Is it realistic for conveyancing in King's Cross to be finalised within 10 days?

Where the seller is applying a tight deadline to sign contracts it is advisable to make sure that your conveyancer is familiar with the location as they will have local contacts and know-how. It is possible that they may have handled otherhouses in the same street. You would be best advised to use a King's Cross conveyancing solicitor. Second, check that the conveyancing firm is on the member panel. It is understood that just under twenty per cent of King's Cross conveyancing deals are held up or derailed after finding out that a purchaser’s conveyancer was not on their mortgage lender’s list of approved solicitors. In many cases this discovery resulted in the legal transfer of property being delayed by an average of three weeks. It is estimated that this issue affects approximately 100,000 home moves annually. Most King's Cross conveyancing practices can not represent certain mortgage companies so do check as early as possible.

I am buying a semi-detached house in King's Cross. Can I do my own conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in King's Cross you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank'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 King's Cross.

A relative advised me that where I am purchasing in King's Cross I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is usually included in the estimate for your King's Cross conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about King's Cross around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning King's Cross.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. King's Cross is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in King's Cross are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside King's Cross you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in King's Cross may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

Am I better off to go with a King's Cross conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can conduct the legal work however his firm is located 300miles away.

The primary upside of using a high street King's Cross conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to execute documents, deliver your identification documents and pester them if necessary. Having local King's Cross know how is a plus. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and in the main were content that must outweigh using an unfamiliar King's Cross conveyancing solicitor just because they are round the corner.

I have just had an offer accepted on a leasehold flat in King's Cross and the broker that we are dealing with suggested his lawyer. She quoted £800 including VAT and 3rd party costs. Does this sound like a good deal?

Don't just go on a single quote. One should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in King's Cross. Then select one that you are comfortable with and just as important, is on the approved panel of the mortgage company that you are sourcing your mortgage from.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in King's Cross regulated by the SRA

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

  • Colman Coyle Limited, Wells House, 80 Upper Street, London, N1 0NU
  • A Oldschool & Co, 116-118 Islington High Street, London, N1 8EG
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Peppers Solicitors Llp, 387 City Road, London, EC1V 1NA
  • Harris Da Silva, 355 City Road, London, EC1V 1LR

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in King's Cross

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in King's Cross with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Colman Coyle Limited, Wells House, 80 Upper Street, London, N1 0NU
  • A Oldschool & Co, 116-118 Islington High Street, London, N1 8EG
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Peppers Solicitors Llp, 387 City Road, London, EC1V 1NA
  • Harris Da Silva, 355 City Road, London, EC1V 1LR

Planning law solicitors in King's Cross regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in King's Cross practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Dentons Ukmea Llp, One Fleet Place, London, London, EC4M 7WS
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Llp, 65 Fleet Street, London, London, EC4Y 1HS
  • Ashurst Llp, Broadwalk House, 5 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2HA

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

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