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  • 1 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. West Hampstead has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 2 West Hampstead property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful West Hampstead conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 3 Using a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more personalised service. Online forums often suggest that in selecting a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. West Hampstead property deals can be made a lot more protracted as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in West Hampstead is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Hampstead since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Hampstead

How up to date is your search tool for West Hampstead conveyancing solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? Do Leeds Building Society send you an updated list?

West Hampstead conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Leeds Building Society directly.

Please explain the implications if my solicitor is suspended from the Kent Reliance Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in West Hampstead?

First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

We have agreed to purchase a house in West Hampstead. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender RBS be concerned?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with RBS your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for RBS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook stipulates minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to RBS where a lease does not meet these specifications. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to West Hampstead.

I have paid off my mortgage with Virgin Money. I assume I don't need a West Hampstead solicitor on the Virgin Money panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Virgin Money mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Virgin Money mortgage from the register. Virgin Money, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Virgin Money has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Virgin Money has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Virgin Money mortgage has been paid off.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in West Hampstead off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Co-operative. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Co-operative, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.

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

Flying freeholds in West Hampstead are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in West Hampstead you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in West Hampstead may determine 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 property.

What makes your site different to other internet conveyancing brokers for conveyancing in West Hampstead?

At this site get a conveyancing costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the issues for your conveyancing in West Hampstead. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we are not in the business of charging firms a commission if you select them for your home move in West Hampstead

There are numerous houses in West Hampstead on private roads. We are acquiring one such house. Are there any benefits to buying a house on a privately owned road?

West Hampstead conveyancing solicitors will be familiar with dealing homeson unadopted roads. The lawyer should review the title to identify any rights or liabilities. In many cases there is a residents association that residents make annual contributions to maintain the road. If one exists, the road should be maintained and appear nicer than publicly maintained.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in West Hampstead regulated by the SRA

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

  • Manuel Swaden Limited, 340, West End Lane, London, NW6 1LN
  • Nathene And Co, 7 Redington Road, London, NW3 7QX
  • Joseph Melchior & Co, 16 Ulysses Road, London, NW6 1EE
  • Nwl Solicitors, 9 Hampstead West, 224 Iverson Road, London, NW6 2HL
  • Streathers Highgate Llp, 1 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, London, NW3 6TP

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Hampstead

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Hampstead with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Manuel Swaden Limited, 340, West End Lane, London, NW6 1LN
  • Nwl Solicitors, 9 Hampstead West, 224 Iverson Road, London, NW6 2HL
  • Streathers Highgate Llp, 1 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, London, NW3 6TP
  • Rosenberg & Co, 673 Finchley Road, London, NW2 2JP
  • Solomon Taylor & Shaw, 3 Coach House Yard, Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QF

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

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Hampstead practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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 Trust Corporation Limited, 44 Baker Street, London, London, W1U 7AL

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

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