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Reasons to use our Hanworth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Hanworth conveyancers work in conjunction with Hanworth estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 2 The companies identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 3 No matter what any other sites may claim it just might be necessary to attend your solicitor to execute documents. There are enough parties involved in a homemove without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Hanworth
  • 5 Hanworth lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Hanworth conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hanworth since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hanworth

Do I have to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Hanworth so that I can attend their offices if necessary.

These days conveyancing panel lawyers for mortgage companies undertake all of the work through Royal Mail, e-mail or over phone calls. This means that they can undertake the conveyancing transaction regardless of where you live in England or Wales. Nevertheless you should check if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if just in case this is required.

I am being told by my solicitor that chancel insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Hanworth?

The appropriate level of chancel indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between National Westminster Bank and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

We previously instructed conveyancers based in Hanworth on the Leeds Building Society solicitor approved list. They are now charging me an additional charge for handling the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Leeds Building Society?

Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner may charge a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Leeds Building Society but by your Hanworth conveyancing practitioner. Numerous firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in March 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Kent Reliance are being pedantic. The Hanworth solicitor who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Kent Reliance are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Kent Reliance have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Kent Reliance have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Kent Reliance may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Should our conveyancer be asking questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Hanworth.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Hanworth. There are those who buy a house in Hanworth, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous checks that may be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in Hanworth. The standard information given to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a usual question of the vendor to determine if the property has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer may issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect reply. The buyer’s lawyers may also order an environmental report. This should higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be conducted.

The deeds to my property can not be found. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Hanworth 4 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?

These day there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your lawyer will know exactly where to locate all the appropriate documentation so you can buy or sell your house without a hitch. Where copies are not available, your conveyancer may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities against possible claims on your property.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Hanworth ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders may refuse to grant a loan on this type of property.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Hanworth. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of flats in Hanworth which have in the region of fifty years unexpired on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Hanworth is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the value of the property. For most buyers and lenders, leases with less than eighty years become less and less marketable. 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 property 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 a property 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 Hanworth 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.

After years of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Hanworth. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Hanworth conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Hanworth property is 147 Redford Close in June 2012. The Tribunal determined the lease extension premium to be at £4,200 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 82.93 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hanworth regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hanworth with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Hanworth. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Blossom Law Solicitors Llp, Unit 18, Legacy House, Hanworth Trading Estate, Hampton Road West, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 6DH
  • Richard Kanani & Co Ltd, 4 Cranmer Road, Hampton Hill, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 1DW
  • Adams Delmar, 56 Ashley Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2HU
  • Owen White & Catlin Llp, Gavel House, 90-92 High Street, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 4ES
  • Sethi & Co, 79 Staines Road West, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7AH

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Hanworth regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hanworth but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA

Planning law solicitors in Hanworth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hanworth practicing in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • Galloway Hughes Llp, Aissela, 46 High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9QY
  • Hunter Peddell Property Law, Oak House, 39/41 The Parade, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0PB
  • Sjs Law Limited, Unit 8, Kew Bridge Piazza, 8 Kew Bridge Road, London, TW8 0FL
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Starck Uberoi Solicitors Limited, 45 St. Mary's Road, London, London, W5 5RG

Neighboring Locations

Feltham
Whitton
Hanworth
Hampton Hill
West Molesey
Hampton
Molesey

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