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Reasons to use our Colindale conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal links with Colindale selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The companies identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 3 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Colindale are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Colindale and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Colindale solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Colindale conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are based in Colindale - if so both parties will be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in Colindale since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Colindale

Me and my partner are purchasing an apartment in Colindale. My Solicitor is not on the bank conveyancing list. Am I still permitted to retain my Colindale conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the bank panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

You will need to have a lawyer to deal with the formalities when you require a loan to buy your property. The property lawyer will carry out all the appropriate legal checks on the property, make sure that you’re registered as proprietor and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in order. One could appoint a Colindale lawyer of your choice. Nevertheless, where the lawyer appointed is not a member of the mortgage company conveyancing panel further costs will be levied as separate legal representation will be need by the mortgage company. Bank panel applications can be submitted, so where your solicitor has not previously sought membership they can do so.

Having sold my house in Colindale last April but our buyer keeps e-mailing daily to say his lawyer is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?

Following your disposal your conveyancer is duty bound to deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer should also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been discharged to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion tasks specific conveyancing in Colindale.

The Colindale conveyancing solicitors that just started acting on my house acquisition in Colindale have suddenly closed. I only went with them because I had to have a firm on the UBS conveyancing panel and my preferred Colindale lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take one hundred and fifty pounds for searches. What should be my next steps?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the UBS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to assist.

I am buying a new build flat in Colindale. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Colindale

    If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply a car parking plan. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

Am I right to be wary by estate agents that I am dealing with are suggesting a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Colindale conveyancing firm?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often suggestions from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are many players in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may suggest solicitors to instruct. Sometimes these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there is an underlying financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to choose your preferred conveyancer. You need to be aware that some banks operate an approved list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the mortgage aspect of your house move.

Should I choose a Colindale conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am buying? An old friend can conduct the legal work however they are based over three hundred miles away.

The benefit of a high street Colindale conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to execute documents, present your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Colindale know how is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and on the whole were happy that should surpass using an unknown Colindale conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being round the corner.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Colindale regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Colindale specialising in commercial conveyancing in Colindale. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Whatley & Co, 10b Colin Parade, Sheaveshill Avenue, London, London, NW9 6SG
  • Gattas Denfield Solicitors, The White House, 301a Kingsbury Road, London, NW9 9PE
  • Sinclairs, 20 Watford Way, London, NW4 3AD
  • Saul Marine & Co Solicitors, Churchill House, 120 Bunns Lane, Mill Hill, London, Greater London, NW7 2AS
  • Ezran Law, Churchill House, 120 Bunns Lane, London, London, NW7 2AS

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Colindale regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Colindale but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Home 2 Home Property Lawyers Limited, 32 Millais Gardens, HA8 5SY
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY
  • Horizon Law Limited, 214 High Street, EN5 5SZ

Planning law solicitors in Colindale regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Colindale specialising in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Moerans, 123 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JR
  • Pindoria Solicitors Limited, 1st Floor, 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JR
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Yugin & Partners, Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RY
  • Ellistons Slp Solicitors Limited, 51-53 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4DJ

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