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Reasons to use our Brent Cross conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums often suggest that in using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Brent Cross will be carried out by a solicitor on your lender’s authorised panel.
  • 3 The Brent Cross conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Brent Cross
  • 4 Experience means that Brent Cross solicitor have established valuable links with Brent Cross local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Brent Cross.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Brent Cross 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 will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brent Cross since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brent Cross

Some advice if I may. My Brent Cross lawyer is informing me me that he is legally obliged toapply for Brent Cross conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the HSBCconveyancing panel. Is my lawyer correct?

Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are taking a home loan with a mortgage company your property lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancing practitioner would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Brent Cross conveyancing searches.

As a first time buyer what is the most important number one tip you can give me concerning purchase conveyancing in Brent Cross?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Brent Cross and elsewhere in North London is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of room for conflict between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the vendor, selling agent and sometimes your mortgage company. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Brent Cross is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the transaction whose role it is to protect your best interests and to protect you.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest will attempt to persuade you that you should follow their advice. For example, the selling agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your solicitor is dragging his heels. Or your mortgage broker may advise you to do take action that is contrary to your conveyancers advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

My Solicitor in Brent Cross is not listed on the Aldermore Approved Panel. Can I still retain my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Aldermore list of approved lawyers?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Brent Cross lawyers but Aldermore will need to use a lawyer on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing charges as well as cause delays.
  2. Get a new practitioner to act in the conveyancing, remembering to check they are Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the Aldermore conveyancing panel

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and found one round the corner in Brent Cross I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Brent Cross in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Brent Cross for my remortgage. Is there any facility to see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

One can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

Last January I purchased a leasehold property in Brent Cross. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee 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. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure 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).

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in seeking a lease extension in Brent Cross. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Brent Cross property 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 related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 71 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Brent Cross regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Brent Cross but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • 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
  • Pearl & Co, 166 Station Road, London, NW4 3SP
  • Abgm Solicitors Ltd, 74 Brent Street, Hendon, London, NW4 2ES

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

Please note 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 practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including 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

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