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Top 5 reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in London

  • 1 London property lawyer are the key to a successful London home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 2 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers have offices in London - if so sets of lawyers will be familiar
  • 3 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with London estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Personal touch and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. London home moves can be made significantly more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in London since February 2020*

Disposal

of apartment Rose And Crown Yard SW1Y 6RE, at purchase sum of £830,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of apartment Belvedere Road SE1 7GD, at buying amount of £500,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Purchase

of apartment Aquinas Street SE1 8AD, at a price of £730,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Acquisition

of flat Red Lion Square WC1R 4RB, sold for £790,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in London

My fiancee and I are acquiring our first property. The solicitor has messagedto ask if we wish to purchase extra conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's needed for conveyancing in London

The scope of London conveyancing searches depends entirely on the property, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your familiarity of the area and risks, your overall appetite to risk. What is important is that you properly appreciate what information each search could provide. Then you can decide if you consider that you need that search. If in doubt, ask the lawyer to guide you.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in London costs more?

London leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving appropriate notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

Various internet forums that I have come across warn that are the main cause of stalling in London conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in London.

Is it simple use the search app to choose a conveyancing lawyer in London on the approved list for my lender?

Step one is to pick a bank such as Lloyds TSB Bank, Bank of Scotland or Barclays Direct then specify your location for example London. Conveyancing organisations in London and across England and Wales will then be shown.

Should I choose a London conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am buying? An old friend can carry out the legal formalities but her office is 400miles away.

The benefit of a local London conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local London know how is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and they were happy that must trump using an unknown London conveyancing solicitor just because they are round the corner.

Expecting to sign contracts shortly on a ground floor flat in London. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they report fully next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in London should include some of the following:

    Advice as to the provision as set out in the lease to pay service charges - in relation to the building, and the wider rights a lessee has What options are open to you if an adjoining owner is in violation of a provision in their lease? You should receive a copy of the lease Whether the lease restricts you from letting out the flat, or having a home office for business Additions to the property
For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in London please enquire of your solicitor in advance of your conveyancing in London.

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

Where there is a absentee 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 Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the sum to be paid.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a London residence is 20 Avonwick Road in July 2013. The Tribunal was dealing with an application under Section 26 of the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 for a determination of the freehold value of the property. It was concluded that the price to be paid was Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy (£15,970) divided as to £8,200 for Flat 20 and £7,770 for Flat 20A This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 73.26 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in London regulated by the SRA

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

  • Rubinstein Phillips Lewis Smith Limited, 13 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PB
  • 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
  • Emersons Law Limited, 7 - 10 Adam Street, London, London, WC2N 6AA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in London

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in London practicing 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

Planning law solicitors in London regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in London with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • 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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