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Reasons to use our St James conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The practices shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 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 professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 3 St James solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with St James selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 St James lawyers work in partnership with St James estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders 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

Examples of recent conveyancing in St James since April 2019*

Transfer

of flat Craven Street WC2N 5PE, at sale price of £838,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Conveyance

of flat Bourdon Street W1K 3PX, purchased for £3,325,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of flat Buckingham Gate SW1E 6LB, at sale price of £2,400,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of flat Dering Street W1S 1BL, purchased for £1,120,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in St James

Having sold my house in St James last March yet the purchaser is texting every few hours to moan that his conveyancer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

Post completion of your disposal your conveyancer should send the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer should also confirm that the home loan has been redeemed to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion requirements unique to conveyancing in St James.

Are all St James Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Santander conveyancing list of approved firms?

It is true that some banks and building societies now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their panels.

I currently have a mortgage with Clydesdale for my property in St James. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Clydesdale?

Clydesdale must be informed of your intention before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Clydesdale’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Clydesdale will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Clydesdale directly. You need not do this via a Clydesdale conveyancing panel firm.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in St James. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an advanced payment of £200. Soon after, the solicitor contacted me to say that they were not on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Skipton panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

A relative recommended that if I am buying in St James I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is sometimes included in the estimate for your St James conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about St James around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning St James.

Me and my brother own a renovated Edwardian house in St James. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Virgin Money. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. Is it worth asking Virgin Money to clarify?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in St James and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

I am buying my first flat in St James with a loan from Aldermore. The sellers would not budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The property agent advised me not reveal to my lawyer about the extras as it could put at risk my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in St James for my home move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?

You can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor call for training requirements.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in St James

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in St James with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in St James specialising in commercial conveyancing in St James. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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 CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in St James but also conveyancing throughout 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
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA

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

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