This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a ground floor flat in Harefield. Do I collect the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will use a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Harefield?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the owner’s conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be called to collect the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
How can we tell if a Harefield conveyancing solicitor on the Nationwide panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Harefield getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your transaction.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Harefield. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Nottingham have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Nottingham your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing requirements outlined in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Nottingham. The CML Handbook includes minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to Nottingham where a lease does not comply with these conditions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Harefield.
Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that could impact a commercial site in Harefield?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Harefield will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Harefield. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Harefield.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Harefield it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Harefield commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Harefield.
How does conveyancing in Harefield differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Harefield approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because builders in Harefield typically acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Harefield or who has acted in the same development.
Is it possible to change solicitor as I have to instruct one who is on the Platform Home Loans Ltd conveyancing list. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Harefield round the corner but she is not accepted by Platform Home Loans Ltd
It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Harefield on the Platform Home Loans Ltd panel. Please note that the solicitors that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Harefield. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare fees for conveyancing solicitors in Harefield and throughout England and Wales.
I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Harefield. I happened to stumble upon a web site which looks to be the ideal solution If there is a chance to get all the legals done via phone that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
Looking forward to exchange soon on a ground floor flat in Harefield. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully on Monday. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Harefield should include some of the following:
Repair and maintenance of the property How long the lease is. You should be advised as what happens when the lease ends, and informed of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years You must be advised what constitutes a Nuisance in the lease Whether your lease has a provision for a reserve fund? Ground rent - what is due and when you need to pay, and be on notice if this is subject to change
I am the proprietor of a ground-floor 1960’s flat in Harefield. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium payable for a lease extension?
Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Harefield conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Harefield flat is Flats 8, 11 and 15 Craigmore Court 46 Murray Road in December 2013. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 8 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,438 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenants of Flat 11 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,791 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 15 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,638 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . This case was in relation to 3 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 71 years.