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  • 1 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Brent Cross has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Brent Cross
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Brent Cross are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Brent Cross and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Brent Cross lawyers work in conjunction with Brent Cross estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 5 Personal touch together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Brent Cross conveyancing can be made significantly more complicated due to 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 Brent Cross since December 2018*

Purchase

of apartment Golders Green Road NW11 9PX, sold for £1,900,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of flat Somerton Road NW2 1RH, at the agreed price of £538,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of apartment Finchley Road NW11 7PE, at buying price of £800,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of detached residence residence, Colin Gardens, NW9 6EJ completing on 19/12/2018 at a price of £530,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brent Cross

Willretaining a Brent Cross conveyancing practitioner make the legal transfer of property easier?

Generally conveyancing lawyers in your neck of the woods will have good relationships with your local authority, which could assist with the Brent Cross conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will inevitably need. It can only help if they enjoy good relationships with the Land Registry in your area Brent Cross, other property lawyers in the area and Brent Cross property agents.

I purchased a freehold premises in Brent Cross but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Brent Cross and has limited impact for conveyancing in Brent Cross but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be extinguished.

How does conveyancing in Brent Cross differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Brent Cross approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because builders in Brent Cross typically acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Brent Cross or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Brent Cross in advance of appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to grant a mortgage on this type of property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. If you contact us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Brent Cross. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Brent Cross especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Brent Cross.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Brent Cross for my sale. Is it possible to review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

Members of the public can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor call for training reasons.

Last September I purchased a leasehold flat in Brent Cross. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Brent Cross conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Brent Cross conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Brent Cross flat is First Floor Flat 61 Wilberforce Road in March 2014. The premium payable was £10,130 and the case was remitted back to the Willesden County Court to effect the Vesting Order (Claim No 3W103100). This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 71 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Brent Cross regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brent Cross specialising in commercial conveyancing in Brent Cross. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Sinclairs, 20 Watford Way, London, NW4 3AD
  • J Pearlman, 8 Highfield Gardens, London, NW11 9HB
  • Wolfe Myers & Co, 10 Shirehall Park, Hendon, London, NW4 2QL
  • Abgm Solicitors Ltd, 74 Brent Street, Hendon, London, NW4 2ES
  • J J Goldstein & Co, 69a Brent Street, London, NW4 2EA

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Brent Cross regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Brent Cross but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Home 2 Home Property Lawyers Limited, 32 Millais Gardens, HA8 5SY
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN

Planning law solicitors in Brent Cross regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brent Cross with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on special planning controls
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Moerans, 123 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JR
  • Pindoria Solicitors Limited, 1st Floor, 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JR
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR

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

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