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Top reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Westminster

  • 1 Our site offers largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Westminster registered with the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Westminster lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Westminster conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 Westminster lawyers work in partnership with Westminster estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 4 Our site is the only site that enables you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Westminster will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank member panel.
  • 5 The organisations listed on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Westminster since December 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westminster

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Westminster costs more?

Westminster leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving relevant notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

Is there a search tool that I can use to check that the solicitor carrying out my conveyancing in Westminster is on the bank’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Yorkshire Building Society thus paying £175.00 in additional legal charges.

Please do make the most of the search tool on this web page. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘Westminster’ or your preferred area and you will be presented with a number of lawyer located in Westminster or by proximity to you.

I need some fast conveyancing in Westminster as I am faced with a deadline to sign on the dotted line within 2 weeks. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are are a mortgage free purchaser you have the choice not to do searches although no lawyer would advise that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Westminster the following are instances of issues that can appear and adversely impact future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Westminster. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Westminster

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for leasehold conveyancing in Westminster. I happened to land on a web site which looks to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all formalities completed via web that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I wish to let out my leasehold flat in Westminster. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

The lease governs relations between the landlord and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will indicate if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. The majority of leases in Westminster do not prevent an absolute prevention of subletting – such a provision would undoubtedly devalue the flat. Instead, there is usually a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a duplicate of the sublease.

I am the leaseholder of a basement flat in Westminster. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for a lease extension?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to make a decision on the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Westminster residence is Flats 12A & 19, Evelyn Mansions Carlisle Place in June 2009. The Tribunal held that the price to be paid for the new lease of Flat 12A is £168,824, For the other flat the price was set at £169,110 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 56 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Westminster regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Westminster specialising in commercial conveyancing in Westminster. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Bircham Dyson Bell Llp, 50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL
  • William Sturges Llp, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QY
  • Arlingtons Sharmas Solicitors, 18 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6LB
  • Lee Bolton Monier - Williams, 1 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JT
  • Lee Bolton & Lee Nominees Ltd, 1 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JT

Domestic 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 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

Planning law solicitors in Westminster regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Westminster with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Bircham Dyson Bell Llp, 50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL
  • Keystone Law Limited, Second Floor Audley House, 13 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HX
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • Trousset Fawcett Ltd, 35 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0DW
  • Fortune Green Legal Practice Limited, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF

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