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Reasons to use our Pimlico conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Pimlico are familiar with the local issues specific to Pimlico and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative solicitors may claim it could be necessary to attend your solicitor to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Pimlico solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Pimlico home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Pimlico conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Pimlico conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Pimlico

Examples of recent conveyancing in Pimlico since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pimlico

Souldretaining a Pimlico conveyancing practice make my purchase more efficient?

Pimlico is a special area, where neighbourhood experience helps. The relaxed pace of life has an upside – just not when it comes to your house move. The solicitors that we work with combine in-depth Pimlico intelligence with a proactive, hands-onattitude that ensures the conveyancing to progress actively engaging with all parties thus reducing the scope for delays. It will certainly help if they can make use of long term relationships with financial advisers, local authorities, surveyors and counterpart Pimlico conveyancing firms

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Pimlico is more expensive?

The conveyancing charges on a leasehold premises in Pimlico is frequently greater than on a freehold acquisition or disposal. This is because there is an amount of extra time required in corresponding with the landlord and management company to collate the evidence about whether the rent and service fee have been cleared and whether there are any large sums expected to be spent in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

It has been four months since my purchase conveyancing in Pimlico took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and found one near me in Pimlico I like with a park and station nearby, however it only has 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Pimlico for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial property in Pimlico and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act gives protection to commercial leaseholders, giving them the dueness to make a request to court for a renewal tenancy and remain in occupation at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Pimlico is one of our hundreds of locations in which the firms we work with have offices

I have just started marketing my ground floor flat in Pimlico. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, however I have recently received a half-yearly service charge invoice – Do I pay up?

It best that you clear the maintenance contribution as usual because all ground rent and service charges should be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until 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.

I own a ground flat in Pimlico. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium due for a lease extension?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to assess the price.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Pimlico residence is Flats 12A & 19, Evelyn Mansions Carlisle Place in June 2009. The Tribunal held that the price to be paid for the new lease of Flat 12A is £168,824, For the other flat the price was set at £169,110 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 56 years.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Pimlico

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Pimlico practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors, 70 St. Georges Square, London, SW1V 3RD
  • Mcdonald & Co, Flat 40 Rivermill, 151 Grosvenor Road, London, SW1V 3JN
  • B D Laddie, 2nd Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5RS
  • Bd Laddie Ltd, 2nd Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5RS
  • William Sturges Llp, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QY

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Pimlico but also conveyancing across 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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