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Logical reasons to use our service to help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in South Kensington

  • 1 Using a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in appointing a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 South Kensington solicitor are the key to a successful South Kensington home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in South Kensington 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 would hope for.
  • 4 South Kensington lawyers work in partnership with South Kensington estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you need
  • 5 The South Kensington conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in South Kensington

Examples of recent conveyancing in South Kensington since June 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Kensington

I am purchasing a semi-detached house in South Kensington. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in South Kensington you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in South Kensington.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Lloyds, do South Kensington property lawyers face a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are unaware of any bank fees to register on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

Can you point me to a directory of Leeds Building Society panel conveyancers in South Kensington on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

No. There is no such directory service on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. Very few lenders make their panel listings open the public on the web. Where you are seeking to appoint a South Kensington lawyer on the Leeds Building Society please use our facility.

I am purchasing a property in South Kensington. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Kent Reliance be concerned?

As your lender is Kent Reliance your lawyer must check the conveyancing instructions outlined in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Kent Reliance. The CML Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Kent Reliance where a lease fails to meet these conditions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not limited to South Kensington.

Will my solicitor be raising questions about flooding during the conveyancing in South Kensington.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in South Kensington. Some people will purchase a property in South Kensington, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that may be initiated by the buyer or by their lawyers which can give them a better understanding of the risks in South Kensington. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms supplied to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a usual question of the owner to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the owner, then a buyer could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect response. A purchaser’s solicitors should also conduct an enviro report. This should indicate whether there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations should be carried out.

I am buying a new build flat in South Kensington. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in South Kensington

    Please supply a car parking plan. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in South Kensington for my purchase. Can I check a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

You can see published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training requirements.

There are numerous properties in South Kensington on unadopted lanes. I am purchasing one such property. What are the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a property on a privately owned road?

South Kensington conveyancing solicitors will be used to dealing houseson unadopted roads. Your lawyer will review the title to find any rights or liabilities. It is possible that there is a residents association that proprietors make annual payments to maintain the road. If one exists, the road should be maintained and appear nicer than council owned.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in South Kensington regulated by the SRA

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

  • Christie Legal Limited, 28 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3SS
  • Volks Hedleys, 26 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3DL
  • Terence St J Millett, 34 Sumner Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 3NT
  • Jeremy Davies & Co, 30 Thurloe Street, London, SW7 2LT
  • Ashley Wilson Solicitors Llp, 26 Ives Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2ND

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in South Kensington regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Kensington practicing in commercial conveyancing in South Kensington. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Volks Hedleys, 26 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3DL
  • Terence St J Millett, 34 Sumner Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 3NT
  • Jeremy Davies & Co, 30 Thurloe Street, London, SW7 2LT
  • Ashley Wilson Solicitors Llp, 26 Ives Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2ND
  • Michael Lynn & Co, 8 Cheval Place, London, SW7 1ES

Planning law solicitors in South Kensington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in South Kensington with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ
  • Keystone Law Limited, Second Floor Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HX

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