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Reasons to use our North Kensington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what alternative sites may claim it may be necessary to pop into your lawyer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with North Kensington estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The practices shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 Experience means that North Kensington lawyer have established excellent links with North Kensington local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in North Kensington.
  • 5 North Kensington conveyancing lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in North Kensington since November 2023*

Purchase

of flat Queens Gate Gardens SW7 5NF, purchased for £758,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion

Purchase

of apartment Elm Park Gardens SW10 9QW, acquired for £410,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of flat Fountain Park Way W12 7LG, at sale sum of £650,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of apartment St Marks Road W10 6JS, at purchase amount of £550,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Kensington

Can your site be used to find a Conveyancing solicitor in North Kensington even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for instance where I wish to acquire an office in North Kensington with a loan from Nottingham Building Society?

The service is predominantly there to help choose domestic conveyancing solicitors in North Kensington but we have listed at the end of this page a selection of North Kensington commercial conveyancing firms. You should enquire with the solicitors directly to establish if they can also act for Nottingham Building Society

I happen to be the sole beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate and I have everything in my name now, including the house in North Kensington. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in January. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my property ownership may be treated the same way as though I had purchased the property in January. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be impacted by that. Most lenders would take a pragmatic view as this requirement is chiefly there to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

We previously instructed conveyancers based in North Kensington on the Bank of Ireland solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a separate charge for the legal aspects of the Bank of Ireland mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Bank of Ireland?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer may levy a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Bank of Ireland but by your North Kensington property lawyer. Some firms on the Bank of Ireland panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in May 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, RBS are being problematic. The North Kensington solicitor who is on the RBS conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but RBS are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do RBS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that RBS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why RBS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I'm buying my first flat in North Kensington benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep advised me not inform my lawyer about the extras as it may impact my loan with Bank of Scotland. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. North Kensington is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in North Kensington are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside North Kensington you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in North Kensington may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I've found a house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it all the more appealing. I have just discovered that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in North Kensington. Conveyancing lawyers have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in North Kensington ?

The majority of houses in North Kensington are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in North Kensington so you should seriously consider shopping around for a North Kensington conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your solicitor should report to you on the legal implications.

I own a first floor flat in North Kensington. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount payable for a lease extension?

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 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 affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 37.79 years.

I see that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the bank conveyancing panel. Do North Kensington conveyancing firms pay you a commission if I appoint them for my house purchase?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in North Kensington.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in North Kensington

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in North Kensington with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North Kensington with expertise in commercial conveyancing in North Kensington. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in North Kensington regulated by the CLC

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

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

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