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Main reasons to use our service to help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Kingston upon Thames

  • 1 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Kingston upon Thames and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Kingston upon Thames
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative lawyers tell you it may be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute documents. There are various parties with with an interest in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the mix.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 The organisations identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames

As someone not used to conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames what’s the number one tip you can impart concerning the ownership transfer in Kingston upon Thames

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames and elsewhere in South West London is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for conflict between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. For instance, the vendor, estate agent and sometimes the bank. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the legal process whose interest is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.

There is a distinct increase of a "blame" culture- someone has to be blamed for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you should always trust your solicitor ahead of the other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I am buying a new build house in Kingston upon Thames with a mortgage from Nationwide Building Society. The developers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep told me not inform my conveyancer about this deal as it could put at risk my mortgage with Nationwide Building Society. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Kingston upon Thames is the location of the property. Can you offer any guidance?

Flying freeholds in Kingston upon Thames are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Kingston upon Thames you would need to get your solicitor to go 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 Kingston upon Thames may decide 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 residence.

I have been recommended by a number of selling agents in Kingston upon Thames to locate a property lawyer on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers over a competitor’s?

We refuse to give any referral fee for directing people to this site. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I wish to sublet my leasehold apartment in Kingston upon Thames. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

A lease governs the relationship between the landlord and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will indicate if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. The majority of leases in Kingston upon Thames do not prevent strict prohibition on subletting – such a provision would adversely affect the market value the property. Instead, there is usually simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a copy of the sublease.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a Kingston upon Thames conveyancing firm to assist?

Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to arrive at the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Kingston upon Thames premises is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case affected 1 flat.

What should I expect to pay for conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames?

Almost all Kingston upon Thames conveyancing firms will charge a set fee. If further work become due during the transaction your conveyancing practitioner must inform you in writing of any further charges for such work immediately it becomes apparent. Some practices will agree not to render an invoice if a transaction does not go ahead, others will charge a fraction of the agreed fee, according to the point at which the conveyancing fails.

It is advisable to obtain various practices to supply you a quotation.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kingston upon Thames regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kingston upon Thames with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Palmers, 89-91 Clarence Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1QY
  • Matrix Legal Limited, Millennium House, 21 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1BL
  • Carter Bells Llp, Kings Stone House, 12 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HD
  • Rose & Rose Solicitors Llp, 40 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HL
  • Simpson Millar Llp, 25-29 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1LL

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Kingston upon Thames regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA

Planning law solicitors in Kingston upon Thames regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kingston upon Thames specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Galloway Hughes Llp, Aissela, 46 High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9QY
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX
  • Hunter Peddell Property Law, Oak House, 39/41 The Parade, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0PB

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