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Reasons to use our London conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The firms shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Solicitor conveyancing firms have extremely good personal links with London selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in London is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that London conveyancer have developed excellent connections with London local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in London.
  • 5 Using a high street Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in London since August 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in London

Our grandson is about to exchange on a new build apartment in London with a mortgage from Santander. His solicitor has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Santander conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Santander conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

How up to date is your search tool for London conveyancing solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel? Do Co-operative send you an updated list?

London conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Co-operative directly.

We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in London for our home move. Our financial adviser informed us that our bank HSBC Bank won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unfair competition?

A lender will direct that a panel conveyancer act for it. You would be liable to meet the cost of this. Try using our directory service to find a solicitor to carry conveyancing in London on the HSBC Bank member panel.

Have purchased a a terraced house in London , how long should it take for the Land Registry to register my title? My London conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to check that my ownership is registered.

As far as conveyancing in London registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any third parties. At present roughly 80% of such applications are fully dealt with within 12 days but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Historically registration takes place after the buyer has moved in to the premises therefore an expedited registration is not typically an essential issue but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers can contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in London ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend not grant a loan on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in London. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in London to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

My partner and I hope to purchase our 1st house in London. Conveyancing solicitor has been selected. The broker pointed out that a survey is not needed as the property was only constructed 16 yrs ago.

You would be best advised to commission a Home Buyer's Report. Given the premises was built over a decade ago the property will not come with a warranty, so you would be well advised not to take a risk. For a property that age with no signs of problems a Home Buyer's report could be sufficient. The report should highlight any obvious issues and recommend additional investigation where relevant. If there are any signs of problems obtain a comprehensive Building Survey from the beginning.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in London

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in London with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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
  • Spring Law Limited, 65 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HG
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in London regulated by the CLC

Please note 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in London practicing in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • Fortune Green Legal Practice Limited, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • 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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