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Reasons to use our West Smithfield conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in West Smithfield will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank approved panel.
  • 2 West Smithfield lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to West Smithfield conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your conveyancing
  • 3 Using a a family Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party are located in West Smithfield - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in West Smithfield 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.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Smithfield since August 2021*

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of apartment Liverpool Road N1 1NQ, at the agreed sum of £575,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

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of flat Quebec Way SE16 7FS, at the agreed amount of £507,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

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of apartment Bramshaw Road E9 5DF, acquired for £490,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

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of flat Groveway SW9 0AH, sold for £726,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Smithfield

We are purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in West Smithfield who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Clydesdale . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in West Smithfield.

I'm purchasing my first flat in West Smithfield with the aid of help to buy. The developers refused to move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The sale representative suggested that I not disclose to my conveyancer about this deal as it may impact my mortgage with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Should I be wary about brokers that I am dealing with are suggesting a nationwide conveyancing firm rather than a High Street West Smithfield conveyancing firm?

As is the case with many service providers, often suggestions from relatives can be extremely useful or valuable. Nevertheless there are many parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies might all suggest conveyancers to choose. Sometimes these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but occasionally there may be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the right to select your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that most banks specify a panel list of lawyers you have to use for the mortgage related work in your transaction.

My partner has urged me to appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in West Smithfield. Should I use them?

There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek feedback from friends or family who have actually used the conveyancer you're contemplating using.

Back In 2008, I bought a leasehold house in West Smithfield. Conveyancing and TSB mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in West Smithfield who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?

First contact HMLR to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a West Smithfield conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I inherited a second floor flat in West Smithfield. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for a lease extension?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a West Smithfield conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a West Smithfield flat is Flat 89 Trinity Court Grays Inn Road in February 2013. the Tribunal found that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 should be £36,229. This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 66.8 years.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in West Smithfield. I need to find out if they are on the lender's conveyancing panel. Could you help?

One option is to call your lawyer to check if they are on the bank's approved list. If that does not help get in touch with us and we can investigate and revert. If they are not on the conveyancing panel we can certainly arrange a quality conveyancing solicitor in West Smithfield on the approved list for your lender.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Smithfield regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Smithfield practicing in commercial conveyancing in West Smithfield. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Candey Parker Legal Services Limited, Thomas Ford House, 23-24 Smithfield Street, London, EC1A 9LF
  • Vlcw Limited, Warwick House, 64-65 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EG
  • Chan Neill Solicitors, 107 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HW
  • Abrahams Dresden Llp, 111 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6AW
  • Hogan Lovells International Llp, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in West Smithfield regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in West Smithfield but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

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

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Smithfield practicing in planning law. This could include advice on special planning controls
  • Chan Neill Solicitors, 107 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HW
  • Hogan Lovells International Llp, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG
  • H.k.h Kenwright & Cox, 15 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EF
  • Withers Llp, 16 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EG
  • Lawrence Stephens, 50 Farringdon Road, London, EC1M 3HE

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

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