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Reasons to use our West Brompton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 West Brompton solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to West Brompton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in West Brompton 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 would hope for.
  • 3 The practices listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 The West Brompton conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in West Brompton
  • 5 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in West Brompton will be conducted by a law firm on your bank authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Brompton since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Brompton

My husband and I are purchasing a 3 bedroom flat in West Brompton with a mortgage. We have a West Brompton lawyer, however the lender says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel conveyancing practices or keep our West Brompton property lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. We consider that this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your West Brompton conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must be out of my let out flat in West Brompton by 31/7/2024. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in 4 weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into short term accommodation?

Generally one should not provide notice for your lease unless exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not already done so, notify to your solicitor and request that they seek the assistance the other side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will aim towards

Do lawyers ask for an advanced payment for my conveyancing in West Brompton?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in West Brompton your solicitor will request that you place them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is as part of the sale price then this will be asked for immediately in advance of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. West Brompton is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in West Brompton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in West Brompton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in West Brompton may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

How easy is it to swap conveyancer as I need to appoint one who is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing list. I instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in West Brompton five minutes from me but he is not approved by Barnsley Building Society

It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in West Brompton on the Barnsley Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we list do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in West Brompton. In utilising search facility on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in West Brompton.

I have given up trying to purchase the freehold in West Brompton. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to determine the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a West Brompton property is 5 Wetherby Gardens in June 2014. the Tribunal concluded that the price to be paid for the freehold of the property was £2,369,452. This case was in relation to 5 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 38.98 years.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in West Brompton what are the most common lease defects?

Leasehold conveyancing in West Brompton is not unique. Most leases are individual and drafting errors can result in certain provisions are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the premises Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Lloyds TSB Bank, Chelsea Building Society, and Clydesdale all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in West Brompton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Woodfords Solicitors Llp, 11 Harwood Road, London, Greater London, SW6 4QP
  • George Anthony Andrews, 74 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London, W8 6NX
  • Leon Kaye Solicitors, 591-593 Kings Road, London, SW6 2EH
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Brompton

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Brompton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Mils Solicitors, Flat 27b The Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 9HW
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Woodfords Solicitors Llp, 11 Harwood Road, London, Greater London, SW6 4QP
  • George Anthony Andrews, 74 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London, W8 6NX
  • David Tagg & Co, 119 Harwood Road, London, SW6 4QL

Planning law solicitors in West Brompton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Brompton practicing in planning law. This may include advice on compulsory purchases in West Brompton
  • Parfitt Cresswell, 593-599 Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 5UA
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP
  • Mark Taylor & Company, 310 Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD
  • Techlawyer Limited, 22 Groveside Court, Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RQ
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB

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

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