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Reasons to use our Kingston Vale conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Kingston Vale estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The Kingston Vale conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Kingston Vale
  • 3 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s solicitors are located in Kingston Vale - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 4 Kingston Vale lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Kingston Vale conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 5 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Kingston Vale governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kingston Vale since October 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kingston Vale

I am progressing with the sale of my apartment in Kingston Vale and the EA has just e-mailed to say that the purchasers are switching property lawyer. I am told that this is due to the fact that the bank will only engage with solicitors on their approved list. Why would a leading mortgage company only engage with specific law firms rather the firm that they want to appoint for their conveyancing in Kingston Vale ?

Banks have always had panels of law firms they are content to work with, but in recent years big names such as Nationwide, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for decades.

Banks point to the increase in fraud by way of justification for the reduction – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. Banks tend not to reveal how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The purchasers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

My husband and I are purchasing a newly constructed flat in Kingston Vale and my conveyancer is advising me that she is duty bound to the bank to disclose incentives from the builder. I am under pressure to exchange and I have no desire to delay the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

It is is a decade since I purchased my property in Kingston Vale. Conveyancing lawyers have just been appointed on the sale but I am unable to find the deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?

You need not be too concerned. First the deeds may be with your mortgage company or they could still be with the lawyers who oversaw the purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring current official copies of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Kingston Vale involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is not registered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

I have been told by my conveyancer that defective lease insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Kingston Vale conveyancing?

The right level of defective lease indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and Coventry Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

Is it the case that all Kingston Vale solicitor firms on the HSBC conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the HSBC approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be regulated by the CLC.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Kingston Vale. I have a mortgage agreed with Clydesdale. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one close by in Kingston Vale I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Kingston Vale in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

What makes your site different to other web based conveyancing brokers when it comes to conveyancing in Kingston Vale?

At this site get a fixed fee quote via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the nuances for your conveyancing in Kingston Vale. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate referral deals with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm paying the highest commission, not the best value conveyancing in Kingston Vale

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kingston Vale

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kingston Vale practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • C L Clemo & Co, 88 Copse Hill, London, SW20 0EF
  • Broome Palmer Solicitors, Eldon Park House, 43 Church Road, London, SW19 5DQ
  • Peacock & Co, 94 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5EG
  • Peace Farnell Limited, 9 Kingsmere Road, London, SW19 6PY
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Kingston Vale regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Kingston Vale but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • 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 Vale regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kingston Vale with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX
  • Capsticks Solicitors Llp, 1 St. Georges Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4DR
  • Ashworths Solicitors Llp, The Old Exchange, 12 Compton Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7QD

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

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