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Logical reasons to let us assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in North Kensington

  • 1 Using a local Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Over the years North Kensington lawyer have developed very good links 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 Personal touch together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. North Kensington home moves can become a lot more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 The firms shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in North Kensington are familiar with the local issues peculiar to North Kensington and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in North Kensington since July 2021*

Disposal

of flat Phillimore Gardens W8 7QG, at the agreed sum of £38,000,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of apartment Courtfield Gardens SW5 0NQ, at buying amount of £1,270,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of apartment Queen's Gate SW7 5HR, at sale consideration of £685,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Conveyance

of apartment Queens Gate Gardens SW7 5RR, sold for £1,465,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Kensington

I am nearing exchange of contracts for my flat in North Kensington and the estate agent has just called to warn that the purchasers are appointing a new conveyancer. I am told that this is due to the fact that the lender will only engage with solicitors on their approved list. On what basis would a major mortgage company only work with specific lawyers rather the firm that they want to select for their conveyancing in North Kensington ?

Mortgage companies have always had an approved set of law firms they are willing to work with, but in recent years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for many years.

Mortgage companies point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the pruning – criteria have been tightened as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are not going to have any impact on this.

We are purchasing a newly constructed apartment in North Kensington and my solicitor is advising me that she has to the lender to reveal incentives from the builder. I am on a tight deadline to exchange and my preference is not to prolong deal. Is my lawyer right?

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

What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in North Kensington?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in North Kensington or throughout England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the transaction. E.g., the seller, selling agent and sometimes your mortgage company. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in North Kensington is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the transaction whose role it is to act in your legal interests and to protect you.

We are witnessing a definite creep in the "blame" culture- someone must be blamed for the process taking so long. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor ahead of the other players in the home moving process.

I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in North Kensington and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed an internet conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in North Kensington. Having lived in North Kensington for six years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek confirmation that there is no issue.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one close by in North Kensington I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it only has 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in North Kensington suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in North Kensington. I have stumble upon a site which seems to have the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all formalities done via phone that would be preferable. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in North Kensington regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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
  • John May Law, 17 Kensington Place, London, W8 7PT

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 should 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

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

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North Kensington practicing in planning law. This could include advice on special planning controls
  • 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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