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Reasons to use our Paddington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Paddington conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Paddington
  • 2 Paddington property lawyer are the key to a successful Paddington conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 Paddington property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Paddington conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 4 Paddington solicitors are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 Paddington conveyancers work in conjunction with Paddington estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times

Examples of recent conveyancing in Paddington since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paddington

Is there a reason to appoint a Paddington conveyancing firm given that online alternatives are easier on the wallet?

To take your time to find compare conveyancing costs in Paddington and you should seek a competitive quote but don’t waste your energy getting the cheapest Paddington conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a distressing house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced conveyancer. An e-mail can never take the place of a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will tackle your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of personalised service that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you as to any developments making sure that you are never in the dark. If you ever need to phone the office you will know who you need to speak to and we'll endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

I purchased my house on 8 October and the transaction details is yet to be registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Paddington said it would be dealt with in less than a month. Are properties in Paddington particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in Paddington registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any third parties. At present approximately three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Historically registration takes place after the new owner has moved in to the premises therefore 'speed' is not always primary concern but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Paddington. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Paddington

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Paddington. I've chance upon a web site which looks to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all this stuff 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?

I’m about to sell my garden flat in Paddington. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have just had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the maintenance contribution as normal as all rents and service charges should be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Despite our best efforts, we have been unsuccessful in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Paddington. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Paddington conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Paddington residence is Flats 37 & 39 88/90 Portland Place in December 2010. The Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the lease extensions in respect of these two flats is as follows:- For Flat 37, the sum of £385,230.00 For Flat 39, the sum of £436,780.00 This case affected 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 24.02 years.

My husband and I have just had an offer accepted on a property and had meeting on Monday with Nationwide for the mortgage. They have informed us that when it comes to selecting a conveyancing practitioner that if they are not on their approved panel of conveyancing practitioners then we will be subject to an a further charge of about two hundred pounds. This is because they would then have to select a property lawyer to act on their behalf as well as the one we appoint for ourselves and we will be on the hook for their costs. I have asked Nationwide to provide me with a list so I can seek quotes only from their approved lawyers but was told that I need to check with each individual solicitor to see if they are on the panel. Is there a list online?

You can enquire of Nationwide what their panel criteria is for a solicitor.Thereafter ask the property lawyer of your choice whether they meet the criteria and have they acted on loans for Nationwide historically. If the answer to those is yes, then just double check with Nationwide. Another option is to utilise our search facility and we should be able to locate a property lawyer in Paddington on the panel for Nationwide.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Paddington

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Paddington practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

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

Please be aware 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 solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Paddington specialising in planning law. This could include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR
  • Glovers Solicitors Llp, 6 York Street, London, W1U 6QD
  • Streathers Solicitors Llp, 44 Baker Street, London, London, W1U 7AL
  • Streathers Solicitors Highgate Limited, 44 Baker Street, 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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