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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Swiss Cottage conveyancing

Reasons to use our Swiss Cottage conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Swiss Cottage property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Swiss Cottage conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your conveyancing
  • 2 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Swiss Cottage has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 3 Over the years Swiss Cottage conveyancer have established excellent connections with Swiss Cottage local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in Swiss Cottage.
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Swiss Cottage selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Swiss Cottage 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.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Swiss Cottage since July 2021*

Transfer

of house property, Buckland Crescent, NW3 5DX completing on 11/08/2021 at a price of £5,475,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Conveyance

of apartment Fitzjohns Avenue NW3 5NB, at a price of £1,040,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Greencroft Gardens, NW6 3PJ completing on 19/07/2021 at a price of £2,220,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of flat Avenue Road NW8 7PX, at sale amount of £1,900,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swiss Cottage

Is the fact that my conveyancer in Swiss Cottage is not on my bank's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of his work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Swiss Cottage conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

When can the exchange of contracts occur in purchase conveyancing in Swiss Cottage and am I required to be at the conveyancers office?

If you are round the corner to our conveyancing solicitors in Swiss Cottage you are invited in to sign documents. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we work with offer a countrywide conveyancing service and give just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The signing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract is necessary for the conveyancer to officially exchange when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Swiss Cottage)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Swiss Cottage I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Swiss Cottage for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you require a mortgage that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

Should I be suspicious about estate agents that I am dealing with are recommending a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Swiss Cottage conveyancing practice?

As with many service providers, often recommendations from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. But there are many people with a keen interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies may recommend conveyancers to select. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but occasionally there exists a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to appoint your preferred conveyancer. You need to be aware that the majority of lenders operate an approved list of conveyancers you must use for the lender aspect of your house move.

Should I use a Swiss Cottage conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am buying? I have an old university friend who can deal with the conveyancing but they are based 400miles drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Swiss Cottage conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign documents, hand in your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and the majority were content that should surpass using an unfamiliar Swiss Cottage conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.

I see that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the lender conveyancing panel. Do Swiss Cottage conveyancing companies pay you a commission if I retain them for my own house purchase?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the lender conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Swiss Cottage.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Swiss Cottage regulated by the SRA

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

  • Gh Canfields Llp, 129 Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 6HY
  • Stringer Smith & Levett, 239a Finchley Road, London, NW3 6JB
  • Newtons, 22 Fitzjohns Avenue, London, NW3 5NB
  • M M Patel & Co, 26-28 Finchley Road, St. John's Wood, London, NW8 6ES
  • D A Greenberg, 16 Finchley Road, London, NW8 6EB

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Swiss Cottage regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Swiss Cottage but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY

Planning law solicitors in Swiss Cottage regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Swiss Cottage practicing in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR
  • Glovers Solicitors Llp, 6 York Street, London, W1U 6QD
  • Streathers Solicitors Highgate Limited, 44 Baker Street, London, W1U 7AL
  • Streathers Solicitors Llp, 44 Baker Street, London, London, W1U 7AL

Neighboring Locations

Frognal
Hampstead
Swiss Cottage
Belsize Park
St John's Wood

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

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