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Top 5 reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Notting Hill

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Notting Hill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Notting Hill property lawyer have developed valuable connections with Notting Hill local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in Notting Hill.
  • 3 The Notting Hill conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Notting Hill
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Notting Hill have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Notting Hill and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Notting Hill selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Notting Hill since June 2022*

Disposal

of apartment Portland Road W11 4LN, at purchase amount of £4,250,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Acquisition

of apartment Lansdowne Road W11 3LP, at a price of £6,000,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Conveyance

of apartment Arundel Gardens W11 2LN, purchased for £1,500,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries

Purchase

of flat Campden Hill Gardens W8 7AX, purchased for £780,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Notting Hill

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Notting Hill is not identified on my lender's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of his work?

That is more than likely a wrong assumption to make. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Notting Hill conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

I can see plenty of information on this site concerning conveyancing in Notting Hill but what is your top tip for appointing the right conveyancer in Notting Hill

It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Notting Hill conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I happen to be the sole recipient of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Notting Hill. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in August. I plan to dispose of the house. I do know about the CML 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership will be treated the same way as though I had purchased the property in August. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?

The CML handbook instructs 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. How practical a view lenders take of it, depend on the lender as this obligation primarily exists to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of property.

I have instructed a Notting Hill lawyer having made sure that they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Kent Reliance will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Kent Reliance will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Notting Hill surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Notting Hill?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Notting Hill. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Notting Hill I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Notting Hill suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

How do I use your search tool to get a fee calculation from a conveyancing solicitor in Notting Hill on the panel for my bank?

Step one is to select a mortgage company such as Barclays , Barnsley Building Society or Godiva Mortgages Ltd then type in your preferred area e.g. Notting Hill. Conveyancing firms in Notting Hill and nationally will then be listed.

My husband and I are 14 days into a leasehold purchase having been directed to solicitors by the local agent to perform conveyancing in Notting Hill. We are not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?

They would need to be very bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has the loan offer been generated? In the event that it has you must make them aware of the new lawyer and get the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. The solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid supplemental costs and delays. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The search tool can help you find a lender approved conveyancer for your conveyancing in Notting Hill

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Notting Hill

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Notting Hill practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • John May Law, 17 Kensington Place, London, W8 7PT
  • Oliver Fisher, Astley House, 33 Notting Hill Gate, London, London, W11 3JQ
  • Merali Beedle Llp, Vicarage House, 58-60 Kensington Church Street, London, London, W8 4DB
  • Kelvin Hing & Co Solicitors, 3.5 Clifford Court, 24-25 Kensington Garden Square, London, London, W2 4BE
  • Sabeers Stone Greene Llp, 130a Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 8AA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Notting Hill regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Notting Hill specialising in commercial conveyancing in Notting Hill. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Avighna, 53 Norland Square, Holland Park, London, W11 4PY
  • Fiona Campbell, Studio 5 Pembridge Studios, 27a Pembridge Villas, London, W11 3EP
  • John May Law, 17 Kensington Place, London, W8 7PT
  • Oliver Fisher, Astley House, 33 Notting Hill Gate, London, London, W11 3JQ
  • Nicholas Morris, 24b Notting Hill Gate, London, London, W11 3JE

Planning law solicitors in Notting Hill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Notting Hill with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • 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
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR
  • Glovers Solicitors Llp, 6 York Street, London, W1U 6QD
  • Streathers Solicitors Highgate Limited, 44 Baker Street, London, W1U 7AL

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

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