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Reasons to use our South Kensington conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in South Kensington regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to South Kensington and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with South Kensington selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in South Kensington who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 On the balance of probabilities the the lawyers for the other party are located in South Kensington - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be familiar
  • 5 South Kensington solicitors work in conjunction with South Kensington estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you need

Examples of recent conveyancing in South Kensington since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Kensington

I have just been advised by my mortgage broker that my South Kensington property lawyer is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. How can I be certain if this is indeed the case?

You need to contact your South Kensington conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a South Kensington conveyancing practice that is on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.

Having sold my house in South Kensington last October but our buyer keeps texting daily to moan that her lawyer needs to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?

Following your disposal your solicitor is duty bound to deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Where appropriate, your solicitor must also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion steps unique to conveyancing in South Kensington.

About to purchase a new build flat in South Kensington. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in South Kensington

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in South Kensington in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some banks tend not give a mortgage on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in South Kensington. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in South Kensington especially if they are acquainted with such properties in South Kensington.

Due to exchange soon on a studio apartment in South Kensington. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they report fully within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in South Kensington should include some of the following:

    Responsibility to repair and maintain the block. It is essential that you know which party is duty bound to repair and maintenance of all parts of the block and communal areas What the implications are if you are in breach of your lease terms? Does the lease prevent you from subletting the property, or having a home office for business Are you allowed to have a pet in the flat?
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in South Kensington please ask your solicitor in advance of your conveyancing in South Kensington.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a South Kensington conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a South Kensington conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a South Kensington flat is Flat 16 21/22 Stanhope Gardens in November 2010. the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal concluded that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, was £106,975 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 51.93 years.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in South Kensington. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in South Kensington ?

The majority of houses in South Kensington are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in South Kensington in which case you should be looking for a South Kensington conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should advise you fully on all the issues.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in South Kensington

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Kensington specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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
  • Mils Solicitors, Flat 27b The Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 9HW

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

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in South Kensington practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • 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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