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Logical reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Paddington

  • 1 Regardless other lawyers may claim it may be important to pop into your lawyer to execute legal papers. There are various parties with engaged in a homemove without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 2 Using a high street Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 There is a strong possibility the other side’s solicitors are based in Paddington - if so both parties will be familiar
  • 4 The Paddington conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Paddington
  • 5 Over the years Paddington property lawyer have established valuable links with Paddington 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 Paddington.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Paddington since June 2022*

Disposal

of flat Praed Street W2 1JL, at purchase price of £605,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Acquisition

of flat Gloucester Terrace W2 6HR, sold for £480,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Acquisition

of apartment Hallfield Estate W2 6HD, acquired for £368,500. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Conveyance

of flat Delamere Terrace W2 6NP, acquired for £625,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paddington

I have been referred to a conveyancing solicitor in Paddington. I I am struggling to find out whether they are accepted on the Coventry Building Society approved list of lawyers. Could you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?

The first thing to do is e-mail your conveyancer and ask them whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively please get in touch with Coventry Building Society who may be able to assist.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Leeds Building Society. I assume I don't need a Paddington property lawyer on the Leeds Building Society panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Leeds Building Society mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Leeds Building Society mortgage from the register. Leeds Building Society, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Leeds Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Leeds Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Leeds Building Society mortgage has been paid off.

I currently have a mortgage with RBS for my property in Paddington. 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 RBS?

RBS must be informed of your intention before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of RBS’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent 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 RBS directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a RBS conveyancing panel firm.

I have instructed a Paddington conveyancer having checked that they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Leeds Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Leeds Building Society 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. Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Paddington postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Paddington.

I need some fast conveyancing in Paddington as I am faced with a deadline to complete within 3 weeks. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a mortgage free purchaser you have the choice not to do searches although no lawyer would suggest that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Paddington the following are examples of issues that can be revealed and therefore impact future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

How does conveyancing in Paddington differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Paddington approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because builders in Paddington tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Paddington or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Paddington in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to issue a loan on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Paddington. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Paddington to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

How straightforward is it to use the search tool to locate a conveyancing lawyer in Paddington on the authorised to act for my bank?

Step one is to select a mortgage company such as Birmingham Midshires, Barnsley Building Society or Nottingham Building Society then choose your preferred area a common one being Paddington. Conveyancing firms in Paddington and further afield should be listed.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Paddington

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

  • Wgs Solicitors, 133 Praed Street, London, W2 1RN
  • William Heath & Co And Skelly & Corsellis, 16 Sale Place, Sussex Gardens, London, W2 1PX
  • Paul Gubbay Solicitors, 7 Praed Street, London, W2 1NJ
  • Bokhari & Co, 244b Edgware Road, Marble Arch, London, W2 1DS
  • Zimmers, 7-9 Ferdinand Street, London, London, NW1 5ES

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Paddington regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Paddington but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY

Planning law solicitors in Paddington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Paddington specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Paddington
  • 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
  • Streathers Solicitors Llp, 44 Baker Street, London, London, W1U 7AL
  • Streathers Trust Corporation Limited, 44 Baker Street, London, London, W1U 7AL

Neighboring Locations

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

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