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Reasons to use our Pentonville conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Pentonville have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Pentonville and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 Pentonville property lawyers work in conjunction with Pentonville estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress throughout
  • 3 The companies shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Pentonville has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in choosing a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Pentonville since August 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pentonville

I am buying a property mortgage free in Pentonville. I have been living for the previous 20 years in Pentonville. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. As I have knowledge of the road and vicinity intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a mortgage, then almost all of the Pentonville conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your solicitor will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she has a professional duty to do this. Do bear in mind; if you are intend to sell the house in the future, it will be of importance to your future purchaser what the searches disclose. On occasion premises with no practical issues can still show up adverse search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Pentonville should be able to give you some practical advice in this regard.

I am assisting my sister sell her property in Pentonville. Does the conveyancer commission an energy performance certificate or it is for the seller to coordinate?

Following the demise of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was retained a mandatory part of moving house. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand prior to the property being marketed. It is not something that law firms ordinarily arrange. Where you are instructing a Pentonville conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with reputable local energy assessors

Is it the case that all Pentonville CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel?

Some major lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I can not work out if my bank requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Pentonville building society branch on various occasions and was told it does not impact the mortgage offer and they will lend. My Pentonville conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they refuse to lend based on their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

As long as the conveyancer is on the mortgage company panel, she or he must adhere to the CML Handbook specifications for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

We are downsizing from our property in Pentonville and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A high street Pentonville conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using a nationwide conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Pentonville. We have lived in Pentonville for many years we know that this is a non issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You should enquire of 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 illness)

Me and my brother purchased a renovated Victorian property in Pentonville. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Bank of Scotland. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching property. Is it worth asking Bank of Scotland to clarify?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Pentonville and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Pentonville in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Pentonville. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

We have an offer in principle from Nottingham Building Society who said we could borrow up to £400k. At what point do we need to instruct a lawyer for conveyancing? Pentonville is where we are buying.

You can appoint a solicitor now so that the conveyancer can open the file so they can commence the AML checks etc. Once you wish them to start work they will seek a deposit normally approximately £200. That would normally be once you have the mortgage offer and valuation report, nevertheless should you want to speed the process you can get going sooner albeit risking some expense.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Pentonville regulated by the SRA

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

  • Colman Coyle Limited, Wells House, 80 Upper Street, London, N1 0NU
  • A Oldschool & Co, 116-118 Islington High Street, London, N1 8EG
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Peppers Solicitors Llp, 387 City Road, London, EC1V 1NA
  • Harris Da Silva, 355 City Road, London, EC1V 1LR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Pentonville regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Pentonville with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Pentonville. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Colman Coyle Limited, Wells House, 80 Upper Street, London, N1 0NU
  • Bolt Burdon Kemp, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Peppers Solicitors Llp, 387 City Road, London, EC1V 1NA
  • Harris Da Silva, 355 City Road, London, EC1V 1LR

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Pentonville but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU

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

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