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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 The firms identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Swiss Cottage 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.
  • 3 Swiss Cottage solicitors work in conjunction with Swiss Cottage estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often based many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Swiss Cottage
  • 5 There is a strong possibility the other side’s solicitors are located in Swiss Cottage - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Swiss Cottage since October 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swiss Cottage

I am getting closer to an exchange on a house in Swiss Cottage and my parents have transferred the 10% deposit to my property lawyer. I am now told that as the deposit has been sent from someone other than me my property lawyer needs to disclose this to my mortgage company. Apparently, in also acting for the lender he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I informed the lender regarding my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really necessary for this now to be an issue?

The conveyancing practitioner is legally required to check with lender to ensure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to your lender if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

When looking at moneysavingexpert.com for a high-quality solicitor in Swiss Cottage, many comment that I must look for a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

Swiss Cottage Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have been granted certification by the law Society The Law Society introduced CQS to promote high standards in the home moving process. CQS helps home movers to recognise solicitor firms that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Swiss Cottage is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which CQS have offices. The conveyancing scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, spot checks and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Legal Ombudsman.

Have purchased a a semi-detached house in Swiss Cottage , how long should it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Swiss Cottage conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to check the post completion formalities are addressed.

As far as conveyancing in Swiss Cottage registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry have to notify any interested parties. Currently in the region of three quarters of such applications are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Registration takes place once the buyer is living at the premises therefore post completion formalities is not always top priority yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I'm purchasing a new build house in Swiss Cottage with the aid of help to buy. The sellers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The sale representative advised me not disclose to my solicitor about the extras as it would put at risk my mortgage with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

Is it possible to transfer to a new firm as I have to find one who is on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing list. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Swiss Cottage five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Nationwide Building Society

It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Swiss Cottage on the Nationwide Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Swiss Cottage. In utilising search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Swiss Cottage.

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Swiss Cottage for my remortgage. Is it possible to review a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

You can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training purposes.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Swiss Cottage

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Swiss Cottage practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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
  • Craig Solicitors, 74 Belsize Lane, London, Greater London, NW3 5BJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Swiss Cottage regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Swiss Cottage specialising in commercial conveyancing in Swiss Cottage. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

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 with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • 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 Llp, 44 Baker Street, London, London, W1U 7AL
  • Streathers Solicitors Highgate Limited, 44 Baker Street, 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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