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Reasons to use our Pimlico conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in using a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Pimlico lawyers work in partnership with Pimlico estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress throughout
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative sites may claim it just might be important to visit your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties engaged in a homemove without needing to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Pimlico is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 The firms shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Pimlico since October 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pimlico

I am five weeks into the sale of my home in Pimlico and the EA has just called to advise that the purchasers are swapping property lawyer. I am told that this is due to the fact that the lender will only deal with property lawyers on their approved list. On what basis would a big named mortgage company only engage with certain lawyers rather the firm that they want to choose to handle their conveyancing in Pimlico ?

Mortgage companies have always had panels of law firms that can represent them, but in the past few years big names such as Nationwide, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for many years.

Lending institutions point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the pruning – criteria have been tightened as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your buyers are not going to have any sway in the decision.

The sellers of the house we are looking to purchase have appointed a conveyancing practitioner in Pimlico who has insisted on a lock out contract with a deposit two thousand pounds. Are such contracts appropriate for Pimlico conveyancing transactions?

Exclusivity agreements are agreements between a home owner and prospective buyer giving the buyer exclusive rights to purchase the property for a set period of time. Essentially, an exclusivity is a document specifying that you should have a contract at a later time being the contract for the actual sale. It is generally utilised for buyer assurance though in some cases, the proprietor may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are many positives and negatives to having an agreement but you should to check with your conveyancer but beware that it may end up incurring extra in conveyancing fees. For these reasons these contracts are avoided in relation to conveyancing in Pimlico.

After reading moneysavingexpert.com for an online lawyer in Pimlico, most advise that I should instruct a CQS accredited solicitor. What is CQS?

Pimlico Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have obtained certification under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) The Law Society established CQS to establish evidence of quality standards in the home legal process. CQS helps house movers to identify practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Pimlico is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which CQS are located. The conveyancing scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Building Societies Association.

I am helping my step-mother sell her flat in Pimlico. Will the solicitor commission an energy assessment or do I organise this?

After the demise of HIPs, EPC’s became a required element of selling a house. An energy performance certificate must be to hand before the property is placed on the market. This is not something that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. If you are instructing a Pimlico conveyancing lawyer they might help arrange energy assessments given their contacts with reputable local accredited person

I happen to be the single beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Pimlico. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in December. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', which means that my property ownership may be considered the same way as though I had purchased the property in December. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be caught by that. many lenders would take a sensible view as this requirement is chiefly there to capture subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.

We expect to receive a OIP from Yorkshire BS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Yorkshire BS recommend any Pimlico solicitors on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Pimlico solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Yorkshire BS through the process.

As co-executor for the estate of my aunt I am disposing of a house in Neath but reside in Pimlico. My conveyancer (approximately 235 miles awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Pimlico to attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Pimlico

What type of premises does your Pimlico conveyancing quotes relate to?

The quotes supplied are only appropriate to standard domestic property in England & Wales. Where you have any different requirements such as industrial or agricultural land or commercial conveyancing in Pimlico do contact us to address this further .

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Pimlico regulated by the SRA

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

  • Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors, 70 St. Georges Square, London, SW1V 3RD
  • Mcdonald & Co, Flat 40 Rivermill, 151 Grosvenor Road, London, SW1V 3JN
  • Piper Smith Watton Llp, 29 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3LW
  • B D Laddie, 2nd Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5RS
  • Bd Laddie Ltd, 2nd Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5RS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Pimlico regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Pimlico practicing in commercial conveyancing in Pimlico. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors, 70 St. Georges Square, London, SW1V 3RD
  • Mcdonald & Co, Flat 40 Rivermill, 151 Grosvenor Road, London, SW1V 3JN
  • Piper Smith Watton Llp, 29 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3LW
  • Bd Laddie Ltd, 2nd Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5RS
  • B D Laddie, 2nd Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5RS

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Pimlico 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

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

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