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Main reasons to let us assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Knightsbridge

  • 1 Knightsbridge solicitor are the linchpin 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 transaction
  • 2 Chances are that the other side’s solicitors have offices in Knightsbridge - if so both parties will be familiar
  • 3 Knightsbridge solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Knightsbridge conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Knightsbridge are familiar with the local issues specific to Knightsbridge and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Experience means that Knightsbridge solicitor have developed very good working relationships with Knightsbridge local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Knightsbridge.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Knightsbridge since June 2022*

Conveyance

of apartment Beaufort Gardens SW3 1PW, purchased for £1,180,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of house property, Chesham Close, SW1X 8DN completing on 28/06/2022 at a price of £3,200,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Acquisition

of apartment Draycott Place SW3 2SE, purchased for £1,350,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries

Sale

of detached residence premises, Pelham Crescent, SW7 2NR completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £8,750,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knightsbridge

Willinstructing a Knightsbridge conveyancing lawyer make the ownership transfer smoother?

In the main conveyancing practitioners in your location will benefit from good connections with your local authority, which can assist with the Knightsbridge conveyancing searches that your lawyer will need to carry out. It can only be a plus if they have existing relationships with the Land Registry covering your area Knightsbridge, other lawyers in the area and Knightsbridge selling agents.

Would the conveyancing solicitors indexed on your site carry out right to buy conveyancing in Knightsbridge?

We work with plenty of conveyancing solicitors who can handle right to buy conveyancing Please get in touch with the conveyancers listed with a view to secure a costs calculation.

I own a freehold residence in Knightsbridge yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Knightsbridge and has limited impact for conveyancing in Knightsbridge but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be extinguished.

Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Knightsbridge?

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Knightsbridge and Solicitor partnerships in Knightsbridge offering conveyancing It is important to make clear that both are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. The two can deal with associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

We are buying a terrace house in Knightsbridge. We would like to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve checks to determine if these works are permitted?

Your solicitor will check the deeds as conveyancing in Knightsbridge can sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which prevent categories of changes or require the consent of another owner. Certain works require local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

When it comes to lenders such as Skipton, do Knightsbridge lawyers incur a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

What will a local search reveal about the house my wife and I buying in Knightsbridge?

Knightsbridge conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for instance Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Knightsbridge conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic headings.

I have justfound out that Stirling Law have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Knightsbridge for a purchase of a leasehold flat 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to see if the property is registered to you, you can make 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 Knightsbridge conveyancing specialists.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Knightsbridge

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Knightsbridge specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Knightsbridge regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms 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 making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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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