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Greenford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 November was the busiest month and October was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Greenford
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Greenford that are buy to let is 34%
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Greenford is 27% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £10,335

Examples of recent conveyancing in Greenford since January 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Greenford

The vendors of the property we are looking to purchase hired a conveyancing firm in Greenford who has insisted on a preliminary contract with a non-refundable deposit of 5k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

There are a couple of primary drawbacks with entering into any lock out agreement (occasionally referred to as an exclusivity agreement) is that it takes away the focus from making progress with the conveyancing transaction itself, so in the absence of it needing limited or no negotiation then it may turn out to be a hindrance. It is not strongly advocated amongst Greenford conveyancing lawyers for this reason. The other main concern is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted purchaser is not likely to win an injunction to prohibit the vendor disposing of the property to another buyer, so the only remedy open via the agreement will be the reimbursement of abortive charges and, in rare circumstances, the additional payment of penalties.

Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Greenford even if I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example if I wish to buy a shop in Greenford with a loan from Virgin Money?

Our comparison service is primarily there to locate residential conveyancing solicitors in Greenford but we have set out towards the bottom of this page a few Greenford commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the company directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Virgin Money

There is lots of here concerning conveyancing in Greenford but what is your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Greenford

Do not opt for the cheapest Greenford conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.

Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Greenford?

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Greenford and Solicitor practices in Greenford who provide Conveyancing services We would stress that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. The two can conduct other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

We are planning to move house in June. Should my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you put forward a removal company in Greenford. Conveyancing firm was chosen prior to coming across this site.

On the afternoon of completion you can pick up the house keys from the estate agent but this should only occur when the sellers conveyancers inform the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you can advise the removal men that you are ready to move in. We do not recommend a specific removal company but can help you find a residential property solicitor in Greenford or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Greenford.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Greenford. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Greenford

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. 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.

I’m about to sell my garden flat in Greenford. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have just had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is clear the maintenance contribution as normal as all rents and maintenance charges should be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such matters? Can you recommend a Greenford conveyancing firm to help?

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

An example of a lease Extension decision for a Greenford residence is 25 Beechwood Avenue in November 2012. the Tribunal accordingly determined that the premium for the lease extension should be £24,353. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 58.19 years.

I have noted on various consumer advice websites that when selecting a conveyancing firm they need approved by your bank. This is my first home move but I have an AIP via Virgin Money and I already have a high street conveyancing solicitor in Greenford at the ready. Can HSBC require an approved solicitor to be instructed? If so, where can I find that list for my conveyancing in Greenford?

You need to choose a solicitor that is on the HSBC panel. Simply telephone your preferred Greenford conveyancing lawyer to check if they are on the HSBC panel. If they are not approved you have a couple of options available to you here:

  • Complete the purchase with your chosen Greenford property lawyer but HSBC will no doubt retain a property lawyer from their approved list. This will result in additional charges and probable delay.
  • Choose a new property lawyer to act in the purchase, ensuring that they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to get listed on the HSBC conveyancing panel.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Greenford

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Greenford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Stephen Murray & Co Incorporating Penzer & Co, 13 Medway Parade, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 8HN
  • West London Solicitors Limited, 5a High Street, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3HA
  • Thakrar & Co, 38b The Broadway, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 1PT
  • Asher & Tomar, 86a The High Street, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3DB
  • Chhokar & Co, 29a The Broadway, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 1JY

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Greenford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Greenford practicing in commercial conveyancing in Greenford. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Stephen Murray & Co Incorporating Penzer & Co, 13 Medway Parade, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 8HN
  • Edward De Silva & Co, 11 Greenford Avenue, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 2AA
  • West London Solicitors Limited, 5a High Street, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3HA
  • Thakrar & Co, 38b The Broadway, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 1PT
  • Hebbar & Co, 157 Mandeville Road, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 4LZ

Planning law solicitors in Greenford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Greenford with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Jay Visva Solicitors, First Floor, 784 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0RS
  • Starck Uberoi Solicitors Limited, 45 St. Mary's Road, London, London, W5 5RG
  • Harold Benjamin, Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ
  • Sjs Law Limited, Unit 8, Kew Bridge Piazza, 8 Kew Bridge Road, London, TW8 0FL
  • Hb Public Law Ltd, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2UH

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