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Reasons to use our King's Cross conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in King's Cross
  • 2 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in appointing a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 The King's Cross conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in King's Cross
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that King's Cross property lawyer have developed very good connections with King's Cross local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your conveyancing in King's Cross.
  • 5 King's Cross lawyers work in partnership with King's Cross estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in King's Cross since May 2019*

Conveyance

of flat Basire Street N1 8PN, acquired for £300,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title

Purchase

of flat Compton Terrace N1 2UN, purchased for £686,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of flat Huntingdon Street N1 1BX, at sale price of £760,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Acquisition

of apartment Westbourne Road N7 8AR, purchased for £700,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in King's Cross

My lawyer has discovered a defect with the lease for the property we are purchasing in King's Cross. The other side have put forward defective title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our conveyancer says that he must be satisfied that the lender is content with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in King's Cross?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in King's Cross your solicitor will ask you to provide them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Generally this is requested to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the total price then this will be required shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed will be payable a couple of days ahead of the completion date.

My apartment in King's Cross is up for sale and I have a purchaser. Does the lawyer have to be required to be on the Barclays conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Barclays conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently at the moment.

Me and my partner are buying a property in King's Cross. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we will need to put funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

My partner and I are at the point of viewing houses in King's Cross and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a property lawyer appointed at this point? I am planning to take a mortgage with HSBC.

It would be advisable to start your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the estate agent. Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with HSBC, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the HSBC conveyancing panel.

Aldermore have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a house in King's Cross has been accepted, what are the next steps?

The estate agent will wish to be informed of your lawyer's details (ensure that the lawyers are on the bank’s approved list). Contact Aldermore or the broker and finalise any relevant paperwork. Aldermore will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or vendor to schedule an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week to get a mortgage offer. Aldermore will issue the offer to you and your property lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in King's Cross.

Various web forums that I have visited warn that are a common cause of hinderance in King's Cross house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in King's Cross.

I have todayfound out that Stirling Law have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in King's Cross for a purchase of a leasehold flat 18 months ago. How can I check that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to check if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of King's Cross conveyancing specialists.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in King's Cross regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in King's Cross with expertise in commercial conveyancing in King's Cross. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Colman Coyle Limited, Wells House, 80 Upper Street, London, N1 0NU
  • Bolt Burdon Kemp, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • 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 Licensed Conveyancers in King's Cross regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in King's Cross but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU

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

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