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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Westminster conveyancing

Top reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Westminster

  • 1 Westminster conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Westminster conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 2 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party have offices in Westminster - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 3 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Westminster will be conducted by a property lawyer on your bank approved panel.
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Westminster has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Excellent communication together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Westminster property deals can be made a lot more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Westminster since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westminster

Having been recommended your site we were about to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Westminster listed using your comparison tool but have come across some other estimates on the internet look cheaper – why is this?

There are many firms of websites promoting so-called £99 conveyancing, yet more often than not extracosts result in the final invoice markedly uplifted. Solicitors ought to ensure fees listed in terms of business should be honest and reasonable raised The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Westminster set out all legal fees for the property you plan topurchase.

My partner and I are acquiring a new build apartment in Westminster and my lawyer is telling me that she is duty bound to the bank to disclose incentives from the developer. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to exchange contracts and I don't want to prolong the conveyancing. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your property lawyer. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

What can a local search inform me about the property we're buying in Westminster?

Westminster conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for instance Xpress Legal The local search plays a central part in most Westminster conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Westminster. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Westminster of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am purchasing a new build house in Westminster benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The sale representative suggested that I not inform my conveyancer about this side-deal as it would affect my loan with The Royal Bank of Scotland. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Westminster I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Westminster in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Westminster regulated by the SRA

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

  • William Sturges Llp, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QY
  • Arlingtons Sharmas Solicitors, 18 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6LB
  • Lee Bolton & Lee Nominees Ltd, 1 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JT
  • Lee Bolton Monier - Williams, 1 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JT
  • Keystone Law Limited, Second Floor Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HX

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Westminster

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Westminster practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • William Sturges Llp, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QY
  • Lee Bolton & Lee Nominees Ltd, 1 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JT
  • Lee Bolton Monier - Williams, 1 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JT
  • Keystone Law Limited, Second Floor Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HX
  • Bd Laddie Ltd, 2nd Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5RS

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Westminster regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Westminster but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN

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

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