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Reasons to use our Mayfair conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Mayfair conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Mayfair
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Mayfair regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Mayfair
  • 4 The organisations shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Mayfair solicitor have developed very good working relationships with Mayfair local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in Mayfair.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mayfair since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mayfair

We are acquiring a new build flat in Mayfair and my conveyancer is advising me that she has to the mortgage company to reveal incentives from the builder. The Estate Agents are hassling me to exchange and my preference is not to delay the conveyancing. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your solicitor. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

I am buying a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Mayfair who is on the TSB approved. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for TSB in certain locations such as Mayfair. We dont recommend any particular firm.

I am assisting my aunt sell her flat in Mayfair. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange an energy assessment or it is for me to coordinate?

After the demise of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a required component of moving house. An EPC needs to be to hand prior to the property being placed on the market. This is not a task that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Mayfair conveyancing solicitor they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with long established Mayfair energy assessors

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with HSBC. I assume I don't need a Mayfair property lawyer on the HSBC panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your HSBC mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the HSBC mortgage from the register. HSBC, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where HSBC has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. HSBC has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your HSBC mortgage has been paid off.

I have a mortgage with Principality for my property in Mayfair. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Principality?

You must advise Principality in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Principality’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Principality will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Principality directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Principality conveyancing panel firm.

How does conveyancing in Mayfair differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Mayfair come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because developers in Mayfair tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Mayfair or who has acted in the same development.

My husband and I are FTB’s - agreed a price, yet the selling agent advised that the owners will only move forward if we appoint the agent's chosen conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor who is familiar with conveyancing in Mayfair

We suspect that the seller is not behind this requirement. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the vendors direct and explain that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to instruct your preferred Mayfair conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn their estate agent a referral fee or meet his conveyancing targets demanded by corporate headquarters.

Having spent months of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Mayfair. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Mayfair conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Mayfair flat is Flat 1 3 Upper Belgrave Street in December 2010. The Tribunal determined that the price payablefor the Lease extension in respect of the subject premises was £2,202,007 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 21 years.

What are the common defects that you see in leases for Mayfair properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Mayfair is not unique. All leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain sections are not included. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party.

A defective lease can cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. HSBC Bank, Coventry Building Society, and Britannia all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to withdraw.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Mayfair regulated by the SRA

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

  • Evans Dodd Llp, 5 Balfour Place, Mount Street, London, W1K 2AU
  • Silvercoin & Co, 52 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 5BT
  • Rathbone Trust Company Limited, 1 Curzon Street, London, W1J 5FB
  • Berlad Graham Llp, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BD
  • Howman & Co, 17, Bolton Street, London, London, W1J 8BH

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Mayfair

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Mayfair practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Evans Dodd Llp, 5 Balfour Place, Mount Street, London, W1K 2AU
  • Berlad Graham Llp, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BD
  • Raanan Berlad Limited, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, London, W1J 6BD
  • Howman & Co, 17, Bolton Street, London, London, W1J 8BH
  • Hammond Bale Llp, 19 Berkeley Street, London, London, W1J 8ED

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Mayfair regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Mayfair with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Mayfair. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Evans Dodd Llp, 5 Balfour Place, Mount Street, London, W1K 2AU
  • Silvercoin & Co, 52 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 5BT
  • Farooq Bajwa & Co, 45 Charles Street, London, W1J 5EH
  • Rathbone Trust Company Limited, 1 Curzon Street, London, W1J 5FB
  • Berlad Graham Llp, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BD

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

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