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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your West Hampstead conveyancing

Reasons to use our West Hampstead conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 West Hampstead property lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with West Hampstead selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 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) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what alternative solicitors say it could be important to attend your solicitor to execute contracts. There are various parties with engaged in a house sale without having to add the postman into the pot.
  • 5 The West Hampstead conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in West Hampstead

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Hampstead since December 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Hampstead

It is 10 years ago since I purchased my home in West Hampstead. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been appointed on the sale but I can't find my title documents. Will this jeopardise the sale?

You need not be too concerned. First the deeds may be retained by the mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the lawyers who handled the purchase. Secondly the chances are that the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in West Hampstead relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it is more of a problem but is not insurmountable.

Is there a search tool that I can use to discover of the solicitor carrying out my conveyancing in West Hampstead is on the bank’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in supplemental legal invoice.

You should make the most of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this web page. Pick the mortgage company and type ‘West Hampstead’ or your preferred area and you will discover a number of lawyer based in West Hampstead or by proximity to you.

4 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in West Hampstead completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. West Hampstead is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in West Hampstead are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside West Hampstead you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in West Hampstead may decide 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.

I was recommended by a couple of local estate agents in West Hampstead to find a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your services over and above a competitor’s?

We don’t make any commission for sending work our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in West Hampstead for my home move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s record with the legal regulator?

You can review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded call for training reasons.

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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 specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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

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 across 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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