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Reasons to use our Knightsbridge conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Knightsbridge is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Knightsbridge lawyers work in conjunction with Knightsbridge estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 3 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal links with Knightsbridge selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based many miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Knightsbridge
  • 5 Knightsbridge conveyancer are the key to a successful Knightsbridge conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Knightsbridge since March 2022*

Transfer

of flat Draycott Place SW3 2SB, at buying consideration of £1,795,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of flat Gloucester Terrace W2 6HT, at purchase sum of £445,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Acquisition

of flat Glentworth Street NW1 6AR, at a price of £1,540,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of flat Brompton Park Crescent SW6 1SP, at sale price of £450,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knightsbridge

My fiance and I intend to remortgage our flat in Knightsbridge with Santander. We have a son 19 who lives at home. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the flat is forfeited by the lender. I have a couple of questions (1) Is this form unique to the Santander conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 5 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Santander conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Santander. This is solely used to protect Santander if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Santander had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Do lenders provide you with an approved list of Knightsbridge conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel?

Knightsbridge conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Kent Reliance directly.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Knightsbridge. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Knightsbridge of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I'm buying a new build house in Knightsbridge benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not to tell my lawyer about this side-deal as it could impact my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

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.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Knightsbridge for my house move. Is it possible to review a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

Members of the public may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded call for training purposes.

There are only 68 years unexpired on my lease in Knightsbridge. I need to extend my lease but my landlord is missing. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to locate the freeholder. For most situations an enquiry agent should be useful to carry out a search and prepare an expert document which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer in relation to devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Knightsbridge.

Following years of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Knightsbridge. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to arrive at the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Knightsbridge property 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 term as at the valuation date was 13.33 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Knightsbridge regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Domestic 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

Planning law solicitors in Knightsbridge regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Knightsbridge with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Knightsbridge
  • Keystone Law Limited, Second Floor Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HX
  • Rokeby Johnson Baars Solicitors Limited, 22 Gilbert Street, London, W1K 5HD
  • Seddons, 5 Portman Square, London, W1H 6NT
  • Dwfm Beckman, 101 Wigmore Street, London, London, W1U 1FA
  • Jacobs Allen Hammond, 3 Fitzhardinge Street, London, W1H 6EF

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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