Is there a reason to instruct a Harrow conveyancing company given that national alternatives are so much cheaper?
By all means make sure that you get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Harrow and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t become consumed with scouring the internet for the lowest priced Harrow conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a smooth and a frustrating move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist conveyancer. An e-mail can never take the place of a phone discussion and are no substitute for a one to one meeting. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will update you on any developments making sure that you are regularly updated. Should you need to contact the firm you will know who you need to speak to and they will be sure you are in the know.
I purchased a freehold premises in Harrow but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Harrow and has limited impact for conveyancing in Harrow but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
We are planning to buy with Loughborough BS. I visited a few high street companies yet am struggling to find a Harrow conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS approved list. Please you assist?
You should take advantage of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this page. Please choose the lender and type Harrow or your location and you will see a number of lawyer based in Harrow or by proximity to you.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house are lost. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Harrow 5 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?
These day there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your solicitor will know exactly where to find all the appropriate documentation so you can purchase or dispose of your property without a hitch. Where duplicates can’t be found, your lawyer can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against future claims on the property.
How does conveyancing in Harrow differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Harrow contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because new home sellers in Harrow tend to buy the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 Harrow or who has acted in the same development.
Me and my wife have just had an offer agreed on a flat and had meeting on Tuesday with Leeds Building Society for the mortgage. They warned me that when it comes to choosing a conveyancer that unless they are on their approved list of solicitors then we will be subject to an a further charge of £200. This is because they would then have to select a solicitor to act on their behalf as well as the one we choose to act for ourselves and we assume responsibility for their fees. I have requested Leeds Building Society to provide me with a list so I can request estimates only from their approved lawyers but was told that I need to check with each individual solicitor to see if they are on the panel. Is there a simple way of finding out who is on a lender panel?
You can enquire of Leeds Building Society what their criteria for panel membership is for a solicitor.Thereafter ask the lawyer of your choice whether they meet the criteria and have they acted on loans for Leeds Building Society in the past. Where the answer to those is yes, then just clarify this with Leeds Building Society. Alternatively please use our search tool and we may be able to locate a property lawyer in Harrow on the panel for Leeds Building Society.