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  • 1 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Somerstown are familiar with the local concerns specific to Somerstown and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 Regardless other companies tell you it may be necessary to attend your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 3 The practices shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Somerstown is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers conducting conveyancing in Somerstown registered with the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Somerstown since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Somerstown

We see that you have a post code search directory listing law firms on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I retain them for our conveyancing in Somerstown?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Somerstown.

We're in Somerstown, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is TSB , and our solicitor is on the TSB conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the TSB conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in Somerstown I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Somerstown in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business offices in Somerstown and how can you help?

The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to business tenants, giving them the legal entitlement to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and assist with commercial conveyancing in Somerstown

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Somerstown. Conveyancing and Virgin Money mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing solicitor in Somerstown who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

First contact HMLR to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Somerstown conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I am the leaseholder of a basement flat in Somerstown. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount payable for the purchase of the freehold?

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

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Somerstown residence is Flat 120, Clare Court Judd Street in August 2013. the Tribunal held that the premium to be paid for the extension of the lease should be £64,650 This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 62.79 years.

My partner and I soon to complete on the purchase a house in Somerstown but as a consequence of damage from the recent storms I have negotiated recompense from the vendor of £2k by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company will not permit this. Should they have been notified?

The property lawyer listed on a mortgage company conveyancing panel is obliged to disclose to the bank of any amendments to the sale figure. In the event that you were to refuse your lawyer to notify the price change to your lender then they would need to refrain from representing you and the lender.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Somerstown regulated by the SRA

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

  • Lu Oliphant Solicitors Llp, The Euston Office, One Euston Square, 40 Melton Street, London, London, NW1 2FD
  • Freemans Solicitors, 22 Upper Woburn Place, London, London, WC1H 0HW
  • Simkins Llp, Lynton House, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LT
  • Lyndales Llp, Lynton House, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LT
  • Sidney Torrance & Co, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BB

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Somerstown regulated by the CLC

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

Planning law solicitors in Somerstown regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Somerstown practicing in planning law. This may include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Tuckers Solicitors Llp, 39 Warren Street, London, London, W1T 6AF
  • Ronaldsons Llp, 3rd Floor, 55 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6HQ
  • Joelson Jd Llp, 30 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LZ
  • Collins Benson Goldhill Llp, 26-28 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 8QT
  • Gordons Partnership Llp, 22 Great James Street, London, WC1N 3ES

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

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