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Top 5 reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Harlesden

  • 1 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Harlesden will be carried out by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 2 The firms shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Harlesden is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Personal touch and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Harlesden home moves can be made a lot more stressful as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s solicitors are located in Harlesden - if so both parties will be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Harlesden since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harlesden

Our conveyancer has discovered a a problem with the lease for the flat we are purchasing in Harlesden. The other side have put forward defective title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our conveyancer says that he must be satisfied that the bank is content with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?

Notwithstanding that you have a mortgage offer from the bank does not mean to say that the property will meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. You and the mortgage company are the client. The appropriate lender requirements have to be complied with.

I have 7378 less than 75 years unexpired on my lease and need a lease extension for my apartment in Harlesden. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 8/4/2024 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum 85 years unexpired from completion, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

What does a local search reveal regarding the house my wife and I buying in Harlesden?

Harlesden conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as PSG The local search is essential in every Harlesden conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.

I purchased my house on 8 July and the transaction details is not yet on the land registry website. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Harlesden said it will be formalised inside ten days. Are properties in Harlesden uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Harlesden registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry need to notify any other parties. Currently approximately three quarters of submission are completed within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Registration occurs once the purchaser has moved in to the premises so an expedited registration is not typically primary concern but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Harlesden I like with a park and transport links nearby, however it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Harlesden for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

I am selling my house. My former conveyancers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Harlesden if that makes things easier.

You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Harlesden. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Harlesden regulated by the SRA

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

  • M Rupasinghe Limited, 11 Station Road, London, NW10 4UJ
  • H Rupasinghe Limited, 11 Station Road, London, NW10 4UJ
  • Lloyds Pr, 11 Station Road, London, NW10 4UJ
  • P Palihawadana Limited, 11 Station Road, London, NW10 4UJ
  • Savjani & Co, 138 High Street, London, NW10 4SP

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Harlesden

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Harlesden specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Savjani & Co, 138 High Street, London, NW10 4SP
  • Hodders Law Limited, 50 Station Road, Harlesden, London, NW10 4UA
  • Gillhams Solicitors Llp, Unit 3 Rowan House, 9-31 Victoria Road, London, NW10 6DP
  • Sbg Solicitors, 1st Floor, 227 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2RY
  • Malik & Malik Ltd, 234- 236 High Road, London, NW10 2NX

Planning law solicitors in Harlesden regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Harlesden with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Harlesden
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Starck Uberoi Solicitors Limited, 45 St. Mary's Road, London, London, W5 5RG
  • Hoffman-bokaei Solicitors, Suite 2, Exhibition House, Addison Bridge Place, Hammersmith Road Kensington Olympia, London, London, W14 8XP
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR
  • Sjs Law Limited, Unit 8, Kew Bridge Piazza, 8 Kew Bridge Road, London, TW8 0FL

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

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