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Full Conveyancing Service and Collective Enfranchisement

Residential Conveyancing

Ashley Wilson Solicitors has been practicing residential property law in London for over 30 years and brings an unrivalled level of knowledge and expertise to all aspects of residential conveyancing. Whether buying, selling or remortgaging, our comprehensive service caters for all aspects of residential property law.

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As specialists in property law, our teams of expert conveyancing solicitors act on behalf of both UK residents and international clients alike. Our capabilities enable us to act for high net worth individuals involved in luxury residential market purchases, sales of a full range of London residential properties or the intricacies of dealing with leasehold or freehold properties; dealing with one apartment, a block of flats or a full property portfolio. A full service is offered incorporating:

- Sale & purchase of houses and flats
- Residential property conveyancing
- Transfers of equity
- Remortgages
- Licenses to alter
- Help to buy
- Deeds of variation

A normal residential conveyancing transaction will take 6-8 weeks, please refer to the above buyer guide for an overview of the conveyancing process. With our wealth of expertise we regularly act for HNI and developers in matters where contracts must be exchanged within a few days or weeks. Our specialist solicitors are well placed to facilitate an expedited transaction where your individual circumstances allow. Please contact us using the below form for a bespoke quote.

Lease Extension

Residential coveyancing and other leaseholder's rights often require a detailed knowledge of lease extension i.e. freehold acquisition (enfranchisement) and the right to manage and to deal with issues around short leases, management and live freehold collective claims that can often crop up.

As members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), Ashley Wilson Solicitors are experts in lease extension & collective enfranchisement – compelling your freeholder to extend your lease or sell the freehold of your property to you, the Leaseholder.

The flat sale can often involve assigning the benefit of a claim. You will benefit from our experience working with valuers to understand the premium payable and how the right in their regard is to be apportioned.

 

Accreditation

Ashley Wilson Solicitors are members of The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. This accreditation provides recognition of our training, adherence to good practice, management standards and commitment to providing efficient and high-quality conveyancing procedures throughout the conveyancing process. We have professional obligations under the scheme and for further information please see: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/accredited-specialists/conveyancing/

We are also committed to adopting the Law Society Conveyancing Protocol which has enhanced our conveyancing service further ensuring even higher standards of client care, speed and efficiency when acting for you.

We act for most major UK lenders, banks and mortgage companies to ensure a seamless service whenever possible and act on behalf of both UK residents and international clients across the globe.

We are regulated and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales under registration number: 510618

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Legal Updates

Fire Safety Improvements – are landlords able to uprate the entrance doors to flats?

It may be necessary to uprate the front doors to flats from the access corridors, i.e. as a consequence of a fire risk assessment recommending such work.

Good news for shared ownership lessees

Earlier this summer Mark Loveday of Tanfield Chambers was successful in the Court of Appeal on a key point which could affect hundreds of thousands of existing shared ownership lessees and more in the future.

The case of Avon Ground Rents v Canary Gateway concerned the lessees of Canary Gateway and their lengthy attempt to take over the management of their building using the Right to Manage process. They started their claim in 2019 pre covid and several First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal decisions later found themselves in the Court of Appeal on this specific point.

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill received Royal Assent on 8 February 2022. The main elements of it, i.e. the ground rent restrictions themselves, remained to be brought into force by regulations. This has now taken place; The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 (The Act) will come into force on 30 June 2022.