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Conveyancing in St James : Keep it Local

Main reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in St James

  • 1 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. St James has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 St James property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to St James conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in St James are familiar with the local issues peculiar to St James and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 The companies identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in St James is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in St James since February 2020*

Conveyance

of flat Rose And Crown Yard SW1Y 6RE, at a price of £830,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of flat Welbeck Street W1G 9XE, at buying consideration of £7,525,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Acquisition

of flat North Audley Street W1K 6WB, sold for £1,140,100. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Purchase

of flat Belvedere Road SE1 7GD, purchased for £500,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in St James

We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in St James endorsed using your comparison tool but have come across alternative fee calculations via the web look cheaper – why is this?

There are many firms of websites advertising alleged cheap conveyancing, yet more often than not extrafees result in the final bill markedly uplifted. According to the Legal Ombudsman charges contained in terms of engagement should be honest and reasonable and be applied The conveyancers that we list for conveyancing in St James specify all legal fees for the property you plan tobuy.

Would the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool conduct auction conveyancing in St James?

There are a number of niche lawyers we can put you in touch with those specialising in auction conveyancing. St James is just one of our locations where our lawyers have a presence.

We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in St James and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a factory type conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in St James. Having lived in St James for six years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation that there is no issue.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)

It has been three months since my purchase conveyancing in St James concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

My husband and I are FTB’s - had an offer accepted, but the agent advised that the owners will only go ahead if we appoint their recommended solicitors as they need an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor who is accustomed to conveyancing in St James

It is unlikely the vendors are behind this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the vendors direct and make the point that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to appoint your own,trusted St James conveyancing firm - not the ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a commission or hit his conveyancing figures pre-set by senior management.

My lawyers in St James have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. To assist with my purchase I took out a mortgage with the bank. Is it case that being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?

Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the bank Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the bank directly.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in St James

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in St James specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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
  • Campbell & Co, 1 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8DJ
  • Freshlaw Solicitors Ltd, 42 Albemarle Street, 2nd Floor, W1s 4jh, London, W1S 4JH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in St James regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in St James specialising in commercial conveyancing in St James. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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

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

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in St James with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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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