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Reasons to use our Eastcote conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Eastcote is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Eastcote lawyers work in conjunction with Eastcote estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 3 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main results in a more bespoke service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in using a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Our site is the only site that enables you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Eastcote will be conducted by a conveyancer on your lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Eastcote property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Eastcote conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Eastcote since April 2019*

Transfer

of terraced residence, North View, HA5 1PT completing on 26/04/2019 at a price of £550,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Sale

of apartment Holwell Place HA5 1DX, at purchase sum of £330,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of flat Coleridge Drive HA4 8GT, at buying amount of £303,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of semi residence, Crescent Gardens, HA4 8SZ completing on 03/05/2019 at a price of £690,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eastcote

Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Eastcote even if I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance if I intend to buy an office in Eastcote with a mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society?

The service is predominantly there to locate residential conveyancing solicitors in Eastcote but we have set out towards the end of this page a selection of Eastcote commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the company directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Yorkshire Building Society

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Eastcote. My lender is Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 9/7/2019, the requirements read as follows :

Is there a list of Coventry BS panel conveyancers in Eastcote on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. Very few lending institutions make their panel listings viewable on the web. If you are looking for a Eastcote conveyancing practitioner on the Coventry BS please use our facility.

I'm in the process of viewing apartments in Eastcote and I am about to put in an offer. Is it advisable to have my lawyer on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Bank of Ireland.

It would be sensible to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the estate agent. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

Nottingham have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a house in Eastcote has been accepted, what are the next steps?

The property agent will want to know who your solicitors are (be sure the conveyancers are on the lender’s panel). Telephone Nottingham or your financial adviser and finish off any outstanding forms. Nottingham will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or vendor to schedule a time for the valuation to occur. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average ten days to get a mortgage offer. Nottingham will send the offer to you and your property lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Eastcote.

I am purchasing a new build house in Eastcote with a loan from Nationwide Building Society. The developers refused to budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent told me not to tell my lawyer about this side-deal as it may impact my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one near me in Eastcote I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, however it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Eastcote in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

I am looking at a two flats in Eastcote which have in the region of forty five years unexpired on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold apartment in Eastcote is a deteriorating asset as a result of the shortening lease. The closer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it adversely affects the value of the property. For most purchasers and lenders, leases with under eighty years become less and less attractive. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of premises with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Eastcote conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I am the proprietor of a ground floor flat in Eastcote. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium payable for the purchase of the freehold?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Eastcote conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Eastcote residence is Flat 72 Queens Walk in January 2013. The Tribunals calculated the premium payable to be £22,090. This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 53.26 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Eastcote regulated by the SRA

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

  • Chands Solicitors, 145 Cannonbury Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1TR
  • Mills Curry, 90a Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1RL
  • The Sethi Partnership Solicitors, The Barn House, 38 Meadow Way, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8TB
  • Thakker & Co, Conex House, 148 Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1RJ
  • Vroobel Kaye, Third Floor, Monument House, 215 Marsh Road, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 5NE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Eastcote

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Eastcote with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Chands Solicitors, 145 Cannonbury Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1TR
  • The Sethi Partnership Solicitors, The Barn House, 38 Meadow Way, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8TB
  • Thakker & Co, Conex House, 148 Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1RJ
  • Walker Tomaszewski, South Hill Farm, Southill Lane, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 2EQ
  • Camerons Jones, Television House, 269 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA4 9XA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Eastcote regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Eastcote practicing in commercial conveyancing in Eastcote. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Chands Solicitors, 145 Cannonbury Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1TR
  • Mills Curry, 90a Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1RL
  • The Sethi Partnership Solicitors, The Barn House, 38 Meadow Way, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8TB
  • Thakker & Co, Conex House, 148 Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1RJ
  • Walker Tomaszewski, South Hill Farm, Southill Lane, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 2EQ

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

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