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Top reasons to use our service to help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Westminster

  • 1 Westminster property lawyers work in conjunction with Westminster estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Westminster registered with the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Westminster estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Westminster property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Westminster is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Westminster since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westminster

Much to our surprise we have been informed by our estate agent that my Westminster solicitor is not on the bank Solicitor panel. What can I do to check?

The best course of action for you to take is to call your Westminster lawyer directly. You lawyer should notify you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your bank.

Our Westminster lawyer has spotted an inconsistency when comparing the surveyor’s assumptions in the home valuation report and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My solicitor informs me that he needs to check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my conveyancer’s stance legitimate?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

we are a couple who intend to purchase a newbuild apartment in Westminster with a homeloan from National Westminster Bank.We have a Westminster conveyancing lawyer but National Westminster Bank advised that her practice is not on their "panel". we are left little option but to use a National Westminster Bank panel solicitor or retain our local solicitor and pay for a National Westminster Bank panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The home loan issued to you is subject to its terms and conditions, a common one being that lawyers needs to be on the National Westminster Bank approved list. Until recently, most banks had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for National Westminster Bank

Given that I am about to spend 450k on a two bedroom apartment in Westminster I wish to have a conversation with the lawyer concerning theconveyancing prior to instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we encourage - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the solicitor who will be carrying out your conveyancing in Westminster.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique individual, not a case number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Westminster should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

Am I best advised to go with a Westminster conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am buying? An old friend can handle the legal formalities however his firm is located 400kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Westminster conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Westminster know how is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and in the main were impressed that should trump using an unfamiliar Westminster conveyancing lawyer just because they are based in the area.

We are in the throes of selling our flat in Westminster. Conveyancing lawyers are doing their job but we are being charged an extortionate amount from the freeholder. To date we have forked out £275 for a leasehold management information and then a further £200 plus VAT for responses to queries raised by the purchaser's lawyer.

You will not have control over the extent of the bill for this information but the average costs for the information for Westminster leasehold premises is £355. When it comes to Westminster conveyancing sales it is conventional for the vendor to cover the costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to address such questions although many will be content to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Regretfully there is no legislation that requires capped fees for administrative tasks. Neither is there any statutory time limit by which they are required to issue the information.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Westminster regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Westminster with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Westminster. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Westminster regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Westminster but also conveyancing across 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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