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Reasons to use our Moorgate conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Regardless alternative lawyers say it just might be necessary to pop into your solicitor to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a homemove without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Moorgate 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.
  • 3 Moorgate solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Moorgate conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your home move
  • 4 Moorgate lawyers work in partnership with Moorgate estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you need
  • 5 Moorgate solicitors are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Moorgate since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Moorgate

Is there a reason to use a Moorgate conveyancing solicitors firm given that internet based conveyancers are less overpriced?

To take your time to find contrast conveyancing costs in Moorgate and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t expend your energy hunting for the cheapest Moorgate conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a stressful move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist solicitor. Emails can't replace a telephone discussion and can never replicate a face to face appointment. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of continuity that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will update you as to any developments making sure that you are regularly updated. If you ever need to contact the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and we'll be sure you are in the know.

There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Moorgate but how do I know who's good?

We would encourage you not to go for the lowest Moorgate conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Moorgate. Conveyancing is necessary. What are my next steps?

Given that you are now exchanged you now have to instruct a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you now have a pending a fixed date to complete the purchase. An auction property will have a corresponding auction set of papers. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold property the auction pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork specific to a leasehold property. You must pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. You also need to ensure that you have funds in place to complete on the on the contractual date .

I am buying a property in Moorgate. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Kent Reliance be concerned?

As your lender is Kent Reliance your lawyer must follow the conveyancing instructions contained in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Kent Reliance. The CML Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Kent Reliance where a lease fails to comply with these conditions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Moorgate.

I own a renovated Victorian property in Moorgate. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Bank of Scotland. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Moorgate and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Moorgate benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent suggested that I not disclose to my lawyer about the deal as it may jeopardize my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

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.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Moorgate ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to give a mortgage on such a premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you call us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Moorgate. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Moorgate especially if they are familiar with such properties in Moorgate.

I am looking to sell my property. My past lawyers have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Moorgate if that makes things easier.

Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Moorgate. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Moorgate regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Moorgate with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Moorgate. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Lewis Townsend Llp, 1 Fore Street, London, EC2Y 5EJ
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Llp, Citypoint, One Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9HU
  • Winston & Strawn London Llp, Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AW
  • Simmons & Simmons Llp, Citypoint, One Ropemaker Street, London, London, EC2Y 9SS
  • Devonshires Solicitors Llp, 30 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7DT

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Moorgate regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Moorgate but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP

Planning law solicitors in Moorgate regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Moorgate with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Simmons & Simmons Llp, Citypoint, One Ropemaker Street, London, London, EC2Y 9SS
  • Devonshires Solicitors Llp, 30 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7DT
  • Druces Llp, Salisbury House, London Wall, London, EC2M 5PS
  • Addleshaw Goddard Llp, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4AG
  • Slaughter And May, One Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YY

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

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