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Reasons to use our St James conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The companies listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 2 No matter what any alternative solicitors tell you it may be important to visit your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are various parties with engaged in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in St James is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 St James conveyancing lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 The St James conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in St James

Examples of recent conveyancing in St James since March 2022*

Conveyance

of apartment Moreton Place SW1V 2NP, acquired for £977,300. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of apartment Lancelot Place SW7 1DR, at a price of £11,250,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of apartment Draycott Place SW3 2SB, at sale consideration of £1,795,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Transfer

of apartment Glentworth Street NW1 6AR, at buying consideration of £1,540,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in St James

Should conveyancers ask for money on account for my conveyancing in St James?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in St James your solicitor will ask you put them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the down payment is as part of the total price then this should be needed immediately ahead of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is due will be payable a couple of days ahead of the day of completion.

It is unclear whether my lender requires a lease extension. I have called into my local St James building society branch on various occasions and was informed it wasn't an issue and they would lend. My St James conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called and was told they would not lend based on their published requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

As long as the conveyancer is on the mortgage company panel, she or he must follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook conditions for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

About to purchase apartment in St James. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the St James conveyancing practitioner is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.

Having digested plenty of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local St James solicitor - who is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Co-operative will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Co-operative will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own St James surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in St James?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in St James. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in St James differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in St James come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because builders in St James tend to buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in St James or who has acted in the same development.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my father I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but I am based in St James. My lawyer (approximately 235 kilometers awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in St James who can attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are St James based

What is the best way to find the right lawyer for my conveyancing in St James ?

Option 1 is to ask your friends and family they would would seek assistance from. Option 2 is to search the internet for conveyancing in St James. Phone two or three from the list and request that they send you their conveyancing charges and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will handle your conveyancing before you commit. Option 3 is to make use of this site to help you find the right solicitors taking into account your unique factors including location,speed, complexity and who the proposed mortgage company is.Resist the temptation to appoint lowest cost conveyancing solicitors in St James

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in St James regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in St James with expertise in commercial conveyancing in St James. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Red Square (london) Ltd, 78 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ES
  • Vma Legal Services Limited, 4-12 Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4PE
  • Lsga Solicitors, 4th Floor, 35 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0LP
  • Lee & Pembertons Trustee Company Ltd, Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London, SW1Y 5AU
  • Jane Secretarial Services Limited, Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London, SW1Y 5AU

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in St James regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in St James 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
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN

Planning law solicitors in St James regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in St James with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Trousset Fawcett Ltd, 35 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0DW
  • Hcls Llp, 3rd Floor/carrington House, 126 – 130 Regent Street, London, London, W1B 5SE
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • Fortune Green Legal Practice Limited, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF
  • Fletcher Day Ltd, 56 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2YZ

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

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