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Reasons to use our Harrow conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Harrow property deals can become a lot more complicated as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 The organisations identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Harrow is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what other sites say it just might be important to attend your conveyancer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 5 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Harrow regulated by the SRA or CLC.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Harrow since May 2019*

Transfer

of semi-detached property, Harley Crescent, HA1 4XH completing on 15/05/2019 at a price of £500,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced property, Headstone Lane, HA2 6JL completing on 10/05/2019 at a price of £580,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Thrush Green, HA2 6EZ completing on 17/05/2019 at a price of £450,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Woodlands, HA2 6EN completing on 20/05/2019 at a price of £770,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harrow

I am 3 weeks into the sale of my house in Harrow and the EA has just e-mailed to say that the purchasers are changing their property lawyer. I am told that this is due to the fact that the lender will only work with property lawyers on their approved list. On what basis would a big named mortgage company only engage with specific lawyers rather the firm that they want to choose for their conveyancing in Harrow ?

Lenders have always had panels of law firms that can act for them, but in the past few years big names such as Santander, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for more than 15 years.

Lending institutions blame a rise in fraud by way of justification for the cull – criteria have been tightened as a smaller panel is easier to keep an eye on. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The purchasers are not going to have any sway in the decision.

I have Fifty Six years remaining on my lease and need a lease extension for my flat in Harrow. Conveyancing solicitors on the Bank of Ireland panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 9/8/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of obstruction in Harrow house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Harrow.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Harrow?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Harrow. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I'm converting the mortgage on my primary house to a BTL loan with Britannia and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on another property. The area we are talking about is Harrow. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two banks and tie in the transactions?

Make use of our comparison tool on this site to ensure that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are the lawyer will be able to simultaneously deal with the two deals but you should talk with you lawyer and make clear your desired outcome and needs.

Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the bank approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?

Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the bank conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Harrow regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Harrow specialising in commercial conveyancing in Harrow. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Ksd Solicitors, 429-433 Pinner Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HN
  • Juma Law Practice, Scottish Provident House, 76-80 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
  • Vyman Solicitors Limited, Vyman House, 104 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
  • Aruchar Investments Limited, Vyman House, 104 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
  • Leberstrasse Properties Limited, C/o Vyman Solicitors, 104 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Harrow regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Harrow but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Home 2 Home Property Lawyers Limited, 32 Millais Gardens, HA8 5SY
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY
  • St John's Property Lawyers, 22a The Avenue, WD17 4NS
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN

Planning law solicitors in Harrow regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Harrow specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Harold Benjamin, Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ
  • Hb Public Law Ltd, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2UH
  • Pindoria Solicitors Limited, 1st Floor, 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JR
  • Ellistons Slp Solicitors Limited, 51-53 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4DJ
  • Yugin & Partners, Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RY

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

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