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Cheap conveyancing in Swiss Cottage does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our Swiss Cottage conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Using a high street Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Swiss Cottage property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 Swiss Cottage lawyers work in partnership with Swiss Cottage estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 4 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Swiss Cottage will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Swiss Cottage conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Swiss Cottage conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Swiss Cottage since January 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swiss Cottage

After what seems like an age a mortgage agreement from NatWest for the refinancing of my 3 bedroom maisonette is expected any day now. Can you suggest a cheap conveyancing lawyer in Swiss Cottage?

You have come to the wrong site to search for cut-price fees for conveyancing in Swiss Cottage. Our intention is to offer cost effective conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Avoid the trap of appointing brokers offering the bait of low cost conveyancing in Swiss Cottage. At best, in going for low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst you will end up being stung for extras and still not receive the service required.

My lawyer in Swiss Cottage is not listed on the HSBC Bank Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the HSBC Bank panel?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Carry on with your existing Swiss Cottage solicitors but HSBC Bank will need to retain a conveyancer on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing fees as well as result in frustration.
  2. Find a new lawyer to to deal with the purchase, not forgetting to check they are HSBC Bank approved.
  3. Try to convince your HSBC Bank based solicitor to try to join the HSBC Bank panel

Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Swiss Cottage?

There are two types of lawyers who can perform conveyancing in Swiss Cottage namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals handle the legal services that you need to complete the disposal or purchase of property. Both are required to handle Swiss Cottage conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you may be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly conducted and that all necessary steps will be appropriately adhered to.

Can I be sure that the Swiss Cottage conveyancing solicitor on the TSB panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Swiss Cottage obtaining recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Swiss Cottage. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £175. Shortly after, the conveyancing practitioner called me to say that they were not on the Bank of Ireland 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 Bank of Ireland 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.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Swiss Cottage?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Swiss Cottage. 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…’

I own a leasehold flat in Swiss Cottage. Conveyancing and Chelsea Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing solicitor in Swiss Cottage who previously acted has long since retired. Do I pay?

First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Swiss Cottage conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

We have reached the end of our tether in seeking a lease extension in Swiss Cottage. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the price.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Swiss Cottage flat is Raised Ground Floor Flat 20 Fitzjohns Avenue in July 2014. the Tribunal decided that the premiums to be paid for new leases in respect of the Raised Ground Floor Flat and the First Floor Flat were to be calculated as: Raised Ground Floor: £765,175.14 First Floor: £601,617.77 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term was 16.83 and 16.43.

Can a conveyancer remove a person from the title of my property in Swiss Cottage ?

Subtracting or adding someone to the title of your home is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a property lawyer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a property lawyer

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Swiss Cottage regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Swiss Cottage practicing in commercial conveyancing in Swiss Cottage. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Gh Canfields Llp, 129 Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 6HY
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Swiss Cottage regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Swiss Cottage but also conveyancing throughout 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 specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including 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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