Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in West Hampstead

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Reasons to use our West Hampstead conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 West Hampstead solicitors work in conjunction with West Hampstead estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 2 This site is the first site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in West Hampstead will be conducted by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in West Hampstead regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to West Hampstead and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 Over the years West Hampstead conveyancer have developed valuable working relationships with West Hampstead local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in West Hampstead.
  • 5 West Hampstead property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to West Hampstead conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Hampstead since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Hampstead

My husband and I are intent on buying a maisonette in West Hampstead. My property lawyer is not on the bank approved panel. Can I still continue with my West Hampstead conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the mortgage company list of approved lawyers?

One will need to use a solicitor to deal with the legal work required if you take out a loan to buy your property. The lawyer will conduct all the essential investigations on the property, make sure that you will be properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage paperwork is in order. You can select a West Hampstead property lawyer of your choosing. However, if the solicitor appointed is not on the lender approved list further charges will be levied as separate legal representation will be required by them. Lender panel applications may be submitted, so where your lawyer has not historically applied for membership they should take the chance to apply.

Me and my partner are about to exchange on the purchase of a house in West Hampstead but as a consequence of damage from the recent storms I have managed to agree reparation from the owner of £2k taking the form of a reduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process however Skipton will not agree to this. Should they have been notified?

Any conveyancer that is on the Skipton approved list is obliged to disclose to Skipton of any amendments to the purchase price. If you prohibit your conveyancer to disclose the reduction to Skipton then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Skipton and you would have to appoint a new property lawyer for your conveyancing in West Hampstead.

We just had an offer accepted to purchase with Earl Shilton BS. We have called around locally yet am unable to find a West Hampstead conveyancing firm on the Earl Shilton BS approved list. Could you help?

You should take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this page. Please choose the lender and type West Hampstead or your preferred area and you will discover a number of lawyer based in West Hampstead or nearest you.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. West Hampstead is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in West Hampstead are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside West Hampstead you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank 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 premises.

Is it possible to switch conveyancer as I need to instruct one who is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in West Hampstead five minutes from me but he is not accepted by Barnsley Building Society

It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in West Hampstead on the Barnsley Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we list do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in West Hampstead. Using search facility on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in West Hampstead.

Following months of dialogue we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in West Hampstead. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a West Hampstead conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a West Hampstead residence is Flat A 372 Cricklewood Lane in January 2013. The Tribunal decided that the premium for the extended lease should be £5,750.00 and that the terms of the new lease should be those set out in annex to the decsion This case affected 1 flat.

Are there common problems that you witness in leases for West Hampstead properties?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in West Hampstead. Most leases are individual and drafting errors can result in certain sections are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations

A defective lease can cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Santander, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Platform Home Loans Ltd all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Hampstead

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Hampstead with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Hampstead regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Hampstead practicing in commercial conveyancing in West Hampstead. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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 Licensed Conveyancers in West Hampstead regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in West Hampstead but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY
  • Home 2 Home Property Lawyers Limited, 32 Millais Gardens, HA8 5SY

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

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