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Reasons to use our Harefield conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are located in Harefield - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with Harefield selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The Harefield conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Harefield
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Harefield will be carried out by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 5 Harefield conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Harefield conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Harefield since August 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harefield

Why would one instruct a Harefield conveyancing firm when internet based alternatives are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to contrast conveyancing costs in Harefield and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t be focused with looking for the cheapest Harefield conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a frustrating move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted lawyer. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone conversation and are no substitute for a face to face meeting. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of hand holding that you will never get with an internet conveyancer. He or She will update you on any developments and keep you informed. Should you need to contact the firm you will know who you need to speak to and we'll endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.

As someone not used to conveyancing in Harefield what is the number one tip you can give me concerning the home moving process in Harefield

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Harefield and elsewhere in North London is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. For instance, the seller, selling agent and on occasion your mortgage company. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Harefield is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the process whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a distinct emergence of a "blame" culture- someone has to be at fault for the process taking so long. You your first instinct should be to trust your lawyer ahead of all other players in the home moving process.

I am the sole recipient of my late father’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Harefield. The Harefield property was put into my name in October. I want to move. I understand that there is a CML 6 month 'rule', which means that my property ownership will be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in October. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?

The CML handbook mandates solicitors 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. Most lenders would take a sensible view as this requirement principally exists to identify the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Harefield. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £175. A few days later, the conveyancer contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Bank of Ireland panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Intending to buy a house in Harefield. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Harefield lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel.

I have recentlydiscovered that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Harefield for a purchase of a leasehold flat 18 months ago. How can I establish that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to check if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Harefield conveyancing specialists.

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the property agent informed us that the seller will only move forward if we instruct the agent's chosen conveyancers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in Harefield

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this demand. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and explain that (a)you are genuine purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to appoint your own,trusted Harefield conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothose that will give their estate agent a commission or meet his conveyancing thresholds demanded by HQ.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Harefield. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is registered - and almost all are in Harefield - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Harefield conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

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

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Harefield premises 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 affected 3 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 71 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Harefield regulated by the SRA

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

  • Timothy Warren Solicitor, 37 Nicholas Way, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2TR
  • Frazine Johnson, Old Bank Chambers, 32 Station Parade, Denham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 5ET
  • G Reynolds-solicitor, 20 Stanford Close, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7RP
  • Archer Rusby Solicitors Limited, 3 Norfolk Court, Norfolk Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1LA
  • Seabourne Lawleys Limited, 60-62 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1BL

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Harefield

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

  • Frazine Johnson, Old Bank Chambers, 32 Station Parade, Denham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 5ET
  • G Reynolds-solicitor, 20 Stanford Close, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7RP
  • Archer Rusby Solicitors Limited, 3 Norfolk Court, Norfolk Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1LA
  • Seabourne Lawleys Limited, 60-62 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1BL
  • Lawrence C. Samuels Ll.b Solicitor, 29 Farm Way, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3EE

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Harefield regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Harefield but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • St John's Property Lawyers, 22a The Avenue, WD17 4NS
  • Graham Smith Property Lawyers , St Johns House, WD24 6PW

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

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