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Top 5 reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in North Kensington

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers tell you it may be important to attend your lawyer to sign documents. There are enough parties involved in a homemove without needing to include the postman into the pot.
  • 2 Over the years North Kensington lawyer have established very good working relationships with North Kensington local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in North Kensington.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in North Kensington is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in North Kensington will be conducted by a conveyancer on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 5 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s lawyers are based in North Kensington - if so sets of conveyancers will be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in North Kensington since April 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Kensington

I am purchasing a brand new flat in North Kensington and my solicitor is telling me that she has to the mortgage company to reveal incentives from the developer. I am under pressure to sign contracts and I have no desire 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 conveyancer. A precondition to being on a bank 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.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in North Kensington? What am I being asked for?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any North Kensington conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is usually satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility account showing your correct address.

Under Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancers are obliged by law to validate not simply the ID of conveyancing clients but also the origin of the money that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this may result in your solicitor cancelling their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your property lawyers will have an obligation to make a disclosure to the appropriate authorities should they believe that any monies received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one near me in North Kensington I like with open areas and railway links nearby, however it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in North Kensington in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan that many years may be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

How easy is it to transfer to a new firm as I have to retain one who is on the Santander conveyancing list. I hired a high street conveyancing solicitor in North Kensington round the corner but the firm is not accepted by Santander

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in North Kensington on the Santander panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in North Kensington. Using search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in North Kensington.

Am I best advised to go with a North Kensington conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am buying? I have an old university friend who can carry out the legal work however her office is 300kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a local North Kensington conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to sign documents, deliver your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local North Kensington know how is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and they were impressed that should trump using an unknown North Kensington conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.

I own a leasehold flat in North Kensington. Conveyancing and Chelsea Building Society mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing solicitor in North Kensington who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a North Kensington conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in North Kensington. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a North Kensington conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a North Kensington residence 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 related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 37.79 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in North Kensington

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North Kensington specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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
  • John May Law, 17 Kensington Place, London, W8 7PT
  • Oliver Fisher, Astley House, 33 Notting Hill Gate, London, London, W11 3JQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in North Kensington regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in North Kensington specialising in commercial conveyancing in North Kensington. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

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

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in North Kensington specialising 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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