Residential Property

Having a trusted law firm with experienced residential conveyancing solicitors on your side is invaluable when you are buying or selling a residential property. To speak with a residential property conveyancing solicitors call us on 0203 909 8399 or contact us online.

Connaughts has a dedicated residential property conveyancing team who has built a solid reputation in advising clients in the UK and overseas in all aspects of residential property transactions, including the sale and purchase of residential property, borrowing, lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement.

We appreciate the risks and associated pressure on a transaction can be very high and our lawyer is able to guide clients through the process and ensure that the matter proceeds to completion as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our continuing commitment to excellence is reflected in our lawyer’s dedication in keeping clients regularly updated and ensuring all questions are answered.   As a result of our pragmatic and reliable approach, we have built a loyal base of repeat clients, both overseas and in the UK.

We advise on the following areas:

  • Freehold acquisitions and dispositions;
  • Transfers of Equity;
  • Lease extensions;
  • Sale and purchase of properties “off-plan” for domestic and international buyers; and
  • Re-finance and lending

If you are relying on a mortgage to assist you in purchasing your home, your mortgage lender will also instruct a solicitor to act for them. The mortgage lender will not always instruct the same solicitor who is acting for you in your purchase.

The most common reason why a mortgage lender instructs a separate solicitor is because the buyer’s solicitor is not on the lender’s panel of solicitors. All mortgage companies maintain a panel of solicitors who they instruct. When a firm is not on a particular lender’s panel they cannot act for that lender. It is quicker and cheaper if the same solicitor acts for both the buyer and the buyer’s lender.

If a separate solicitor is acting for the mortgage lender the buyer’s solicitor paperwork will have to be sent to the lender’s solicitor, causing delays in the conveyancing process. The buyer will have to pay two lots of solicitor’s fees.

Bank of Ireland Barclays HSBC
First Direct Santander NatWest
TSB RBS Nationwide
M and S Accord Help to Buy

Connaughts is on the majority of mortgage lenders list of approved solicitors.  Connaughts  is on the panel of the following mortgage lenders:

Connaught Law is proud to be an accredited member of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. (CQS). The CQS provides a recognised quality standard for residential Conveyancing practices. Being a member of the CQS establishes a level of credibility in terms of the firms adherence to good practice and management standards and the implementation of prudent and efficient Conveyancing procedures through the CQS protocol.

The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme is a mark of excellence for the home buying process.

Connaught Law underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process.

Our residential property team works closely with the litigation department who advise on property disputes, issues with tenants and proceedings for possession and also the tax department who advise overseas investor clients on tax-related issues.

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