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Harrow Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 61% freehold and 39% leasehold conveyancing in Harrow for this year to date
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Harrow that are buy to let is 24%
  • 4 Average time from start to moving day was 81 days for conveyancing in Harrow
  • 5 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Harrow is 18% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company

Examples of recent conveyancing in Harrow since November 2023*

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of house premises, Lynton Avenue, W13 0EB completing on 29/11/2023 at a price of £990,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harrow

My mortgage broker says he needs my Harrow law firm’s panel member for the Lloyds conveyancing panel. What is the best way to discover this. I have e-mailed my local Harrow branch but they have not responded to me.

Have you tried contacting your Harrow conveyancer about this?. They maintain a central record lender panel numbers.

Can I be sure that the Harrow conveyancing solicitor on the TSB panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Harrow getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.

I am purchasing a property in Harrow. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. RBS have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that your lender is RBS your lawyer must follow the formal instructions outlined in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for RBS. The CML Handbook sets out minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to RBS where a lease does not comply with these conditions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not limited to Harrow.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Virgin Money. Is it usual for Virgin Money to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Harrow is approved on their conveyancing panel? Virgin Money have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Virgin Money to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Will our conveyancer be raising questions regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Harrow.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Harrow. Some people will acquire a property in Harrow, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their lawyers which should give them a better understanding of the risks in Harrow. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms sent to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a usual question of the vendor to determine if the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the seller, then a purchaser could bring a legal claim for losses resulting from an inaccurate response. A buyer’s solicitors should also carry out an enviro report. This should higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations should be conducted.

4 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Harrow completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Harrow for my home move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

One may review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor call for training reasons.

We expect to complete our sale of a £175,000 maisonette in Harrow on Wednesday in a week. The landlords agents has quoted £312 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Harrow?

For most leasehold sales in Harrow conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Answering pre-contract questions Where consent is required before sale in Harrow Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Harrow leasehold property is £350. For Harrow conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to provide answers.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Harrow conveyancing firm to assist?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to make a decision on the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Harrow premises is flat 93b Welldon Crescent in May 2009. The Tribunals valuation for a 90-year lease extension of this fat was £13,171 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 75.25 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Harrow

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Harrow specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Vyman Solicitors Limited, Vyman House, 104 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
  • Juma Law Practice, Scottish Provident House, 76-80 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
  • Pkp French, 1 Jardine House, The Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EX
  • T Vincent Howells & Co, 60 Station Road, North Harrow, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SL
  • Harold Benjamin, Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Harrow regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Harrow practicing in commercial conveyancing in Harrow. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Ksd Solicitors, 429-433 Pinner Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HN
  • Leberstrasse Properties Limited, C/o Vyman Solicitors, 104 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
  • Juma Law Practice, Scottish Provident House, 76-80 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
  • Aruchar Investments Limited, Vyman House, 104 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
  • Vyman Solicitors Limited, Vyman House, 104 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ

Planning law solicitors in Harrow regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Harrow practicing 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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