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  • 1 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Paddington has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Paddington is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Over the years Paddington conveyancer have developed excellent working relationships 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 undertaking your conveyancing in Paddington.
  • 4 Paddington conveyancers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have very good personal connections with Paddington selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Paddington since September 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paddington

My nephew is buying a house that has just been built in Paddington with a home loan from Co-operative. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Co-operative conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

What can a local search reveal regarding the house I am buying in Paddington?

Paddington conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example Searchflow The local search is essential in every Paddington conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.

I have justdiscovered that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Paddington for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to check if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Paddington conveyancing specialists.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Paddington benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent suggested that I not inform my lawyer about the deal as it may affect my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and found one close by in Paddington I like with a park and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Paddington in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be an issue. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

We expect to complete the sale of our £300,000 maisonette in Paddington in six days. The landlords agents has quoted £300 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Paddington?

Paddington conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes often requires the buyer’s conveyancer submitting questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to address such questions most will be content to do so. They are entitled to invoice a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is in excess of £800. The management information fee required by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the invoice is technically not due. In reality you have no option but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.

I have given up trying to purchase the freehold in Paddington. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Paddington conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Paddington premises 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 related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 24.02 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Paddington regulated by the SRA

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

  • Wgs Solicitors, 133 Praed Street, London, W2 1RN
  • Wentworth Solicitors, 193 Praed Street, London, London, W2 1RH
  • Morgan Reed Limited, 36 Spring Street, London, W2 1JA
  • Morgan Reed Llp, 36 Spring Street, London, W2 1JA
  • William Heath & Co And Skelly & Corsellis, 16 Sale Place, Sussex Gardens, London, W2 1PX

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Paddington

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Paddington practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely 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

Planning law solicitors in Paddington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Paddington specialising in planning law. This may include advice on development on contaminated land
  • 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

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

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