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Conveyancing in West Hampstead : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our West Hampstead conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 West Hampstead property lawyers work in conjunction with West Hampstead estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 2 Regardless alternative on-line conveyancers inform you it just might be important to attend your lawyer to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a homemove without having to add the postman into the pot.
  • 3 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in West Hampstead are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to West Hampstead and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 4 Using a high street Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 West Hampstead solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Hampstead since July 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Hampstead

Would the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend handle right to buy conveyancing in West Hampstead?

We work with a variety of conveyancing solicitors who can handle right to buy conveyancing You should call us to secure a costs calculation.

As someone unfamiliar with conveyancing in West Hampstead what is your top tip you can give me concerning the house moving process in West Hampstead

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in West Hampstead and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the vendor, selling agent and on occasion the bank. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in West Hampstead an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the process whose interest is to act in your best interests and to keep you safe.

On occasion a potential adversary may try and convince you that it is in your interests to do things their way. As an example, the estate agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your conveyancer is wrong. Or your mortgage broker may tell you to do something that is contrary to your lawyers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

Do I have to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in West Hampstead so that I can attend their offices if necessary.

As opposed to twenty years ago, the vast majority banks no longer need their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the mortgagors signature. It will still be necessary for you to provide ID documents and there are still distinct advantages to choosing a local ayer, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in West Hampstead.

I am helping my aunt sell her property in West Hampstead. Does the solicitor commission the energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to coordinate?

After the abolition of HIPs, EPC’s was kept a compulsory part of moving property. An energy performance certificate should be to hand prior to the property being placed on the market. This is not something that lawyers normally organise. If you are using a West Hampstead conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange energy assessments given their relationships with reputable local assessors

I happen to be the sole beneficiary of my late mum's will and I have everything in my name now, including the house in West Hampstead. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in September. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the CML 6 month 'rule', which means that my property ownership may be treated the same way as though I had purchased the property in September. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be impacted by that. How sensible a view lenders take of it, depend on the bank as this clause is primarily there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have called my West Hampstead building society branch on a couple of occasions and was informed it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My West Hampstead conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called to say that they would not lend based on their published requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

The conveyancer has to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook section two conditions for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could impact a commercial premises in West Hampstead?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in West Hampstead will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in West Hampstead. The report provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in West Hampstead.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in West Hampstead it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to West Hampstead commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in West Hampstead.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in West Hampstead?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in West Hampstead. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

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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 will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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 practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Hampstead with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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 Trust Corporation Limited, 44 Baker Street, London, London, W1U 7AL
  • Streathers Solicitors Highgate Limited, 44 Baker Street, London, W1U 7AL

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

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