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Examples of recent conveyancing in North Kensington since October 2021*

Sale

of terraced premises, Strangways Terrace, W14 8NE completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £2,300,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of terraced residence, Rannoch Road, W6 9SW completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £1,250,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of flat Bridges Court Road SW11 3GY, at the agreed price of £550,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Old Oak Road, W3 7HE completing on 25/10/2021 at a price of £827,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Kensington

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of delay in North Kensington house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in North Kensington.

I have todaybecome aware that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in North Kensington for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to check if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of North Kensington conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in North Kensington differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in North Kensington approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because developers in North Kensington tend to buy the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 North Kensington or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in North Kensington in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks may not issue a loan on this type of home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you call us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in North Kensington. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in North Kensington especially if they are familiar with such properties in North Kensington.

What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a North Kensington conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a North Kensington conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you speak with two or three firms including non North Kensington conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be helpful:

    What are the charges for lease extension conveyancing? If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a North Kensington conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a North Kensington conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a North Kensington premises is 93 Oakwood Court in June 2010. the LVT determined that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £492,083, This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 37.79 years.

We are midway through purchasing a property in North Kensington. Conveyancing lawyer has told us the property is "Leasehold". Does this adversely affect our HSBC valuation?

North Kensington conveyancing does not in most situations involve leasehold houses. The key factor here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If it's 999 years with a nominal rent, it's virtually freehold, so it’s unlikely to affect the saleability significantly.

At the other extreme, if it's, say, fifty five years it is bound to have a material effect on the value, and most likely wouldn't be acceptable to the lender. The remaining lease term and ground rent will be specified in the lease which should be made available to your conveyancer.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in North Kensington regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North Kensington specialising in commercial conveyancing in North Kensington. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Selachii Llp, 96 Kensington High Street, London, London, W8 4SG
  • Salinger Solicitors & Notary Public, 165 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 6SH
  • North Star Law Ltd, St. James House, 13 Kensington Square, London, W8 5HD
  • Bromptons, 219 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6BD
  • Merali Beedle Llp, Vicarage House, 58-60 Kensington Church Street, London, London, W8 4DB

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in North Kensington regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in North Kensington but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY

Planning law solicitors in North Kensington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in North Kensington practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD
  • Seddons, 5 Portman Square, London, W1H 6NT
  • Jacobs Allen Hammond, 3 Fitzhardinge Street, London, W1H 6EF

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

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