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Greenford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Greenford that are buy to let is 16%
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £13,829
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Average time frame of 42 days for registration of title in Greenford
  • 5 125 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Greenford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Greenford since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Greenford

Is the fact that my conveyancer in Greenford is not on my mortgage company's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of her conveyancing?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should simply call the Greenford conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

There are plenty of conveyancing solicitors in Greenford but how do I know who's good?

It would be unwise to be seduced by the lowest Greenford conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay 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 go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I'm the single recipient of my late mum's estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Greenford. The Greenford property was put into my name in April. I plan to dispose of the property. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', which means that my property ownership will be treated the same way as though I had purchased the house in April. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you may be affected by that. How sensible a view banks take of it, depend on the bank as this clause primarily exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of property.

We had selected conveyancing lawyers with offices in Greenford on the Virgin Money solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me an additional charge for handling the Virgin Money mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Virgin Money?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your conveyancer is entitled to charge a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Virgin Money but by your Greenford conveyancing practitioner. Numerous firms on the Virgin Money panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many practices include it on their overall fee.

I require fast conveyancing in Greenford as I am faced with a deadline to complete within 4 weeks. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are are a mortgage free purchaser you are at liberty not to do searches although no law firm would advise that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Greenford the following are examples of issues that can show up and adversely impact future saleability: Enforcement Actions, Outstanding Charges, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Greenford?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Greenford. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one close by in Greenford I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Greenford in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

Do I need to be concerned by third parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Greenford conveyancing firm?

As with many service providers, often input from family and friends can be very helpful. Nevertheless there are numerous players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders may put forward solicitors to choose. On occasion the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but occasionally there is an underlying financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the discretion to select your own conveyancer. Don't forget that most mortgage providers have an approved list of lawyers you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your home move.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Greenford regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Greenford

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Greenford practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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

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

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

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