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Reasons to use our St James conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with St James estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Using a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 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) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 The St James conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in St James
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in St James

Examples of recent conveyancing in St James since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in St James

It has taken forever and a day but a loan agreement from Nationwide for the refinancing of my single bedroom apartment is coming within the next few days. Could you propose a cheap conveyancing law firm in St James?

You are on the wrong site if you are seeking cut-price fees for conveyancing solicitors in St James. Our aim is to provide excellent value conveyancing but we do not work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint companies enticing you with £99 conveyancing in St James. In your best case scenario, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst you will end up invoiced for extras and still not end up with the service you were hoping for.

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in St James but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in St James and has limited impact for conveyancing in St James but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in St James. Now, I need my files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in St James of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in St James. 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 conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in St James

    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. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. 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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

I am a sole trader intending to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend lawyers offering no-sale-no charges for non-domestic conveyancing in St James for below £2000?

We can recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in St James, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. If you are hoping to acquire or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will find you the right firm. As for the costs these will vary based on the structure and terms of the deal. Please provide us with your details or call so as to enable us to furnish you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.

As co-executor for the will of my grandmother I am selling a house in Monmouth but I am based in St James. My conveyancer (based 300 miles awayrequires that I execute a stat dec before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in St James to attest and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in St James

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in St James regulated by the SRA

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

  • Svetlova Llp, 33 St. James's Square, London, England, SW1Y 4JS
  • 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
  • Trousset Fawcett Ltd, 35 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0DW

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in St James

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in St James practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

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

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in St James practicing in planning law. This should 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

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