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Examples of recent conveyancing in Harefield since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harefield

Will lawyers request money on account when it comes to conveyancing in Harefield?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Harefield your lawyer will request that you to provide them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is as part of the sale price then this should be needed immediately in advance of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is due will be payable shortly before completion.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Harefield. My lender is Tesco Bank

Tesco Bank have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 19/6/2024, the requirements read as follows :

Have completed on a a detached house in Harefield , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to register my proprietorship? My Harefield conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be certain that my purchase is registered.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Harefield registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry need to notify any other persons or bodies. At present roughly three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with within two weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Registration takes place once the purchaser has moved in to the property thus 'speed' is not typically primary concern but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor can speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Harefield before instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to issue a loan on this type of home.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Harefield. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Harefield to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

Is it simple use your search tool to get a quote from a conveyancing practitioner in Harefield on the panel for my lender?

1st pick a mortgage company such as Birmingham Midshires, The Mortgage Works or Clydesdale then choose your location e.g. Harefield. Conveyancing practices in Harefield and beyond should be shown.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a two apartments in Harefield which have in the region of 50 years left on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Harefield is a deteriorating asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the marketability of the premises. The majority of purchasers and banks, leases with less than eighty years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat 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 premises 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 Harefield conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend 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.

Following years of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Harefield. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

in cases where there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to calculate the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Harefield residence 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 unexpired term was 71 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Harefield regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Harefield with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Harefield. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Harefield regulated by the CLC

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

Planning law solicitors in Harefield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Harefield practicing in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Turbervilles, Hill House, 118 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JT
  • Iliffes Booth Bennett, Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1AB
  • Paul Fallon & Company, 87-89 Market Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0PT

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

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