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Main reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Cricklewood

  • 1 Cricklewood solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Cricklewood conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Cricklewood lawyer have developed valuable working relationships with Cricklewood local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Cricklewood.
  • 3 Cricklewood conveyancing lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Cricklewood home moves can be made significantly more protracted because of poor communication 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.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Cricklewood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cricklewood since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cricklewood

It is 10 years ago since I bought my home in Cricklewood. Conveyancing lawyers have just been instructed on the sale but I am unable to locate my deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?

Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be kept by your lender or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who handled your purchase. Secondly in most cases the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Cricklewood involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it is more tricky but is not insurmountable.

We were going to get a OIP from Aldermore this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Aldermore recommend any Cricklewood solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Cricklewood solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Aldermore through the process.

I have paid off my mortgage with TSB. I assume I don't need a Cricklewood lawyer on the TSB panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your TSB mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the TSB mortgage from the register. TSB, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where TSB has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. TSB has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your TSB mortgage has been paid off.

RBS have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a apartment in Cricklewood has been agreed to, what are the next steps?

The property agent will need to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the property lawyers are on the bank’s panel). Telephone RBS or your broker and finish off any outstanding paperwork. RBS will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or seller to schedule an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes about ten days to get a mortgage offer. RBS will send the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Cricklewood.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one close by in Cricklewood I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Cricklewood for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

I am four weeks into a residential purchase having been referred to a firm by the high street agent to handle our conveyancing in Cricklewood. I am not happy. Can you help me find new lawyers?

They would need to be really bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has your mortgage been sent? If so you need to make them aware of the new contact details and ensure the offer are re-sent. Your solicitor ideally needs to be on the banks panel to avoid escalating costs and delays. So that should be your first question of the new solicitors. The search tool can help you find a lender approved solicitor for your home move in Cricklewood

Last December I purchased a leasehold house in Cricklewood. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?

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 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).

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Cricklewood conveyancing firm to assist?

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Cricklewood flat is 73 and 73a St. Pauls Avenue in October 2013. the Tribunal held in accordance with section32 and Schedule 6 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the enfranchisement was fifty three thousand three hundred and sixty one pounds (£53,361.00) This case was in relation to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 64.61 and 67.18.

Should one remove a departed person's details from the title register for a property in Cricklewood?

Where a Cricklewood property is co-owned and one of the proprietors dies, their name will not automatically be removed from the Land Registry title. You are not required to remove their name as in the event of a disposal your lawyer would simply be asked to evidence why the joint owner is not included in the contract, such as a grant of probate.

With a view to making the sale conveyancing more straight forward for the sale of the property you can arrange to have the deceased party erased from the title by submitting an application to HMLR with proof of the death. There is no land registry fee payable.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cricklewood regulated by the SRA

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

  • Eracleous & Mckenna Llp, 81 Cricklewood Broadway, London, London, NW2 3JR
  • S D Rosser & Co, 25 High Road, London, NW10 2TE
  • Ved & Co, 79a High Road, London, NW10 2SU
  • Joseph Melchior & Co, 16 Ulysses Road, London, NW6 1EE
  • Brondesbury Legal Llp, 346, Kilburn High Road, London, Middlesex, NW6 2QJ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Cricklewood regulated by the CLC

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

Planning law solicitors in Cricklewood regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cricklewood practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on tree preservation orders
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Glovers Solicitors Llp, 6 York Street, London, W1U 6QD
  • Streathers Trust Corporation Limited, 44 Baker Street, London, London, W1U 7AL

Neighboring Locations

Dollis Hill
Childs Hill
Cricklewood
Willesden
Brondesbury

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

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