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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Shepherd's Bush conveyancing

Main reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Shepherd's Bush

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the the lawyers for the other party are located in Shepherd's Bush - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal connections with Shepherd's Bush selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Shepherd's Bush has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 Personal touch and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Shepherd's Bush conveyancing can be made a lot more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 The Shepherd's Bush conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Shepherd's Bush

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush since November 2023*

Transfer

of terraced residence, Worple Way, TW10 6DG completing on 27/11/2023 at a price of £750,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries

Sale

of terraced premises, Lynton Avenue, W13 0EB completing on 29/11/2023 at a price of £990,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Acquisition

of flat Leather Lane EC1N 7SQ, at a price of £500,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush

My fiance and I are hoping to purchase a property in Shepherd's Bush and have appointed a Shepherd's Bush conveyancing firm. Within the past 48 hours our property lawyer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with the expectation that exchange is imminent. Bank of Scotland have this morning contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Shepherd's Bush conveyancer is not on their conveyancing panel. Is this a problem?

Where you are buying a property needing a mortgage it is usual for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your lender and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Shepherd's Bush lawyers, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

I am considering applying for a Lloyds mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Shepherd's Bush with 60% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Lloyds ?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Lloyds conveyancing panel, but Lloyds would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same transaction.

I am assisting my sister sell her property in Shepherd's Bush. Does the conveyancer commission an energy performance certificate or should I organise this?

After the abolition of Home Packs, EPC’s was retained a mandatory part of selling a house. An energy assessment must be to hand prior to the property being placed on the market. It is not a task that solicitors ordinarily organise. If you are using a Shepherd's Bush conveyancing practitioner they might help arrange energy performance certificates given their relationships with reputable local energy assessors

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as FTB of a ground floor flat in Shepherd's Bush. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Shepherd's Bush?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Shepherd's Bush. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the completion advance to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you should be able to receive the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs early afternoon.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Shepherd's Bush. I have a mortgage agreed with RBS. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with RBS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel.

I need some quick conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush as I am under pressure to sign on the dotted line inside 4 weeks. A home loan is not required. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a mortgage free purchaser you have the choice not to do searches although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush the following are examples of issues that can be revealed and adversely impact the marketability of the property: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

I was recommended by a number of selling agents in Shepherd's Bush to locate a property lawyer on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers over and above another?

We refuse to make any commission for sending work to this site. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush from the point of view of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush can be reduced where you instruct lawyers as soon as your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information needed by the buyers’ solicitors.
  • You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be advisable double-check by asking your conveyancers. A buyer’s conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to where the lease term is under 75 years. In the circumstances it is important at an as soon as possible that you identify whether the lease requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should make sure that you are holding the original share certificate. Organising a replacement share certificate is often a time consuming process and delays many a Shepherd's Bush home move. If a duplicate share is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if relevant) for this as soon as possible. If there is a history of conflict with your freeholder or managing agents it is essential that these are settled before the property is put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a property where there is an ongoing dispute. You will have to accept that you will have to discharge any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as historic as opposed to ongoing.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Shepherd's Bush conveyancing firm to help?

Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Shepherd's Bush conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Shepherd's Bush property is 82 Minford Gardens in February 2009. The Tribunal determined that the enfranchisement price was £37,341 This case related to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 72.92 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Shepherd's Bush regulated by the SRA

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

  • Sabeers Stone Greene Llp, 130a Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 8AA
  • Avighna, 53 Norland Square, Holland Park, London, W11 4PY
  • Myers Fletcher & Gordon, 15 Cambridge Court, 210 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 7NJ
  • Lkny Law, Britannia House, 11 Glenthorne Road, London, W6 0LH
  • Paul Hampton Solicitors, 72 Hammersmith Road, London, London, W14 8TH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Shepherd's Bush regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Shepherd's Bush specialising in commercial conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Sabeers Stone Greene Llp, 130a Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 8AA
  • Caveat Solicitors Ltd, 11-13 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LH
  • Avighna, 53 Norland Square, Holland Park, London, W11 4PY
  • Myers Fletcher & Gordon, 15 Cambridge Court, 210 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 7NJ
  • Lkny Law, Britannia House, 11 Glenthorne Road, London, W6 0LH

Planning law solicitors in Shepherd's Bush regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Shepherd's Bush specialising in planning law. This should include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ

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