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Reasons to use our Knightsbridge conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal connections with Knightsbridge selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The Knightsbridge conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Knightsbridge
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Knightsbridge - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 This site is the first site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Knightsbridge will be carried out by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.
  • 5 Knightsbridge property lawyers work in conjunction with Knightsbridge estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Knightsbridge since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knightsbridge

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Knightsbridge. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in February 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Lloyds are being difficult. The Knightsbridge solicitor who is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Lloyds are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Lloyds have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Lloyds have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Lloyds 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.

Planning on purchasing a house in Knightsbridge. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the RBS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Knightsbridge conveyancer is on the RBS conveyancing panel.

How does conveyancing in Knightsbridge differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Knightsbridge contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because developers in Knightsbridge tend to acquire the real estate, 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 Knightsbridge or who has acted in the same development.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Knightsbridge prior to retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor has said that some banks will refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Knightsbridge. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Knightsbridge to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

I am downsizing from my property. My former solicitors has retired. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Knightsbridge if that makes a difference.

You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Knightsbridge. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

My step-father has urged me to use his lawyers for conveyancing in Knightsbridge. Should I use them?

No doubt the best way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the firm that you are considering.

I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agency in Knightsbridge where we see a few leasehold sales derailed due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Knightsbridge conveyancing firms. Could you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can initiate the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Knightsbridge conveyancing firm to help?

if there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to determine the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Knightsbridge flat is Flat 3 47 Cadogan Square in December 2010. the Tribunal determined that the premium payable to the landord by the leaseholder for the lease extension was £732,935 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 13.33 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Knightsbridge

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Knightsbridge practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Michael Lynn & Co, 8 Cheval Place, London, SW7 1ES
  • Decimus Fearon Llp, 186 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QR
  • Ashley Wilson Solicitors Llp, 26 Ives Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2ND
  • Svedberg Law, 125 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AU
  • Child & Child Limited, 4 Grosvenor Place, London, London, SW1X 7HJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Knightsbridge regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Knightsbridge specialising in commercial conveyancing in Knightsbridge. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Feltons, 14 Basil Street, London, United Kingdom, SW3 1AJ
  • Michael Lynn & Co, 8 Cheval Place, London, SW7 1ES
  • Decimus Fearon Llp, 186 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QR
  • Ashley Wilson Solicitors Llp, 26 Ives Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2ND
  • Svedberg Law, 125 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AU

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Knightsbridge regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Knightsbridge but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY

Neighboring Locations

Mayfair
Knightsbridge
Belgravia
Brompton
South Kensington

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

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