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Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Piccadilly

  • 1 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Piccadilly registered with the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Piccadilly regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Piccadilly and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 Piccadilly property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Piccadilly home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Piccadilly property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Piccadilly conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your conveyancing
  • 5 The Piccadilly conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Piccadilly

Examples of recent conveyancing in Piccadilly since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Piccadilly

I am the registered owner of a freehold house in Piccadilly but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Piccadilly and has limited impact for conveyancing in Piccadilly but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Piccadilly. Conveyancing is necessary. What is next?

Now that you have exchanged you should retain a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of priority as you now have a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the conveyancing. An auction property will ordinarily have an associated legal pack. This will include most,if not all of the paperwork that your lawyer requires. In the case of leasehold premises the legal pack may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You should give this to the conveyancer working for you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that you have funds organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

I am the sole beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Piccadilly. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in May. I plan to dispose of the house. I do know about the CML 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the property in May. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be impacted by that. many banks would take a practical view as this requirement principally exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of properties.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Piccadilly. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

How does conveyancing in Piccadilly differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Piccadilly contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because builders in Piccadilly usually 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Piccadilly or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one near me in Piccadilly I like with open areas and railway links nearby, however it's only got 61 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Piccadilly suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be an issue. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

We're new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, yet the agent informed us that the vendor will only proceed if we appoint the agent's recommended conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Piccadilly

We suspect that the owner is not behind this request. Should the vendor want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Try to communicate with the owners directly and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to instruct your own,trusted Piccadilly conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by HQ.

Following years of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Piccadilly. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Piccadilly conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Piccadilly flat is Flat 1 3 Upper Belgrave Street in December 2010. The Tribunal determined that the price payablefor the Lease extension in respect of the subject premises was £2,202,007 This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 21 years.

What makes a Piccadilly lease problematic?

Leasehold conveyancing in Piccadilly is not unique. All leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations

You could have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. HSBC Bank, Leeds Building Society, and Platform Home Loans Ltd all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Piccadilly regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Piccadilly practicing in commercial conveyancing in Piccadilly. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Weaver Rose Solicitors Limited, Level 1, Devonshire House, One Mayfair Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 8AJ
  • London Corporate Legal Limited, 1 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, Greater London, W1J 8DJ
  • Howman & Co, 17, Bolton Street, London, London, W1J 8BH
  • Freshlaw Solicitors Ltd, 42 Albemarle Street, 2nd Floor, W1s 4jh, London, W1S 4JH
  • Hammond Bale Llp, 19 Berkeley Street, London, London, W1J 8ED

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Piccadilly but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN

Planning law solicitors in Piccadilly regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Piccadilly with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Trousset Fawcett Ltd, 35 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0DW
  • Hcls Llp, 3rd Floor/carrington House, 126 – 130 Regent Street, London, London, W1B 5SE
  • Fletcher Day Ltd, 56 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2YZ
  • Rokeby Johnson Baars Solicitors Limited, 22 Gilbert Street, London, W1K 5HD
  • Keystone Law Limited, Second Floor Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HX

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