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Reasons to use our London conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 London lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to London conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing
  • 2 London solicitor are the linchpin to a successful London conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with London estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Using a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in London

Examples of recent conveyancing in London since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in London

My IFA requires my London solicitor’s panel reference for the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have e-mailed my local London office but they have not responded to me.

The sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your London property lawyer . They maintain a central record lender panel numbers.

I own a freehold premises in London but nevertheless pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in London and has limited impact for conveyancing in London 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 have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

We just had an offer accepted to purchase with Earl Shilton BS. We have called around locally yet am unable to find a London conveyancing firm on the Earl Shilton BS approved list. Please you help?

Feel free to make use of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this page. Please choose the building society and type London or your location and you will discover numerous conveyancers located in London or nearest you.

I'm buying a new build house in London with a loan from Santander. The sellers refused to budge the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not disclose to my solicitor about this side-deal as it may jeopardize my mortgage with Santander. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one close by in London I like with a park and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in London suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage that many years may be problematic. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

Taking into account that I am about to spend over three hundred thousand on a house in London I wish to have a conversation with the lawyer about mytransaction before giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

This is something that we recommend - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the solicitor due to be doing your property ownership legalities in London.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important individual, not a matter number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in London should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in London regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in London specialising in commercial conveyancing in London. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers Legal Llp, 1 Embankment Place, London, London, WC2N 6DX
  • Rubinstein Phillips Lewis Smith Limited, 13 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PB
  • Hillary Cooper Law Limited, 53-59 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HS
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in London regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in London but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

Planning law solicitors in London regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in London specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Fortune Green Legal Practice Limited, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett, Savoy Hill House, Savoy Hill, London, London, WC2R 0BU

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

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