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Reasons to use our North Kensington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The North Kensington conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in North Kensington
  • 2 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in North Kensington will be conducted by a property lawyer on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 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 national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 North Kensington lawyer are the linchpin to a successful North Kensington home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 5 North Kensington property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to North Kensington conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in North Kensington since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Kensington

Would the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site execute attended exchange conveyancing in North Kensington?

There are a few conveyancing specialists who can conduct one day exchanges. Do call us to obtain a costs illustration and details as to availability.

My wife and I are buying a flat in North Kensington. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? On completion day we have to put our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I currently have a mortgage with Nottingham for my property in North Kensington. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Nottingham?

You must advise Nottingham prior to letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Nottingham’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Nottingham will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Nottingham directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Nottingham conveyancing panel firm.

Planning on purchasing a house in North Kensington. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the North Kensington property lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

My partner and I are selling our house in North Kensington and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used a national conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in North Kensington. We have lived in North Kensington for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to seek clarification that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You need to check with 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 health insurance to cover that same ailment)

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one near me in North Kensington I like with a park and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in North Kensington for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in North Kensington. I happened to stumble upon a web site which seems to have the ideal answer If there is a chance to get all the legals completed via email that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

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?

Last January I purchased a leasehold property in North Kensington. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I have had difficulty in seeking a lease extension in North Kensington. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

if there is a absentee freeholder or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to decide the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal 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 related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 37.79 years.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in North Kensington

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North Kensington practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

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

Please be aware 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

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