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Logical reasons to use our service to help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Hillingdon

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Hillingdon property lawyer have established excellent working relationships with Hillingdon local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Hillingdon.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Hillingdon
  • 3 Using a high street Solicitor generally results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what alternative sites may claim it could be necessary to pop into your lawyer to sign documents. There are various parties with with an interest in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 Our site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Hillingdon will be conducted by a solicitor on your lender’s conveyancing panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hillingdon since October 2021*

Sale

of terraced premises, Oakdene Road, UB10 0SF completing on 25/10/2021 at a price of £422,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Conveyance

of apartment Burns Close UB4 0EJ, at a price of £212,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of detached residence residence, Wood Lane Close, SL0 0LH completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £1,180,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of detached residence residence, Cranford Lane, UB3 5HB completing on 10/10/2021 at a price of £427,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hillingdon

What is the most effective way to find the right solicitor who will supply a 1st class service for my conveyancing in Hillingdon?

First ask relatives who they used in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Option 2 is to search the web for conveyancing in Hillingdon. Ring a couple or more firms from the list and invite them to forward you their conveyancing charges and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will handle the conveyancing ahead ofcommitting.

Third is to use this site to help you find the right solicitors taking into account your personal requirements including area of the property,timings, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Avoid the trap of appointing £99 conveyancing in Hillingdon

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Hillingdon? What am I being asked for?

It is indeed that case that these requests have nothing to do with conveyancing in Hillingdon. Nowadays you can not complete any conveyancing process in the absence submitting proof of your identity. Ordinarily this takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence and a bank statement. Please note that if you are supplying your driving licence as proof of ID it must be both the paper part and photo card part, one is not acceptable without the other.

Evidence of the source of monies is necessary under Money Laundering Regulations. You should not be offended when when this is requested of you as your lawyer must retain this information on file. Your Hillingdon conveyancing solicitor will need to see evidence of proof of funds before they are able to accept any funds from you into their client account and they may also ask further questions concerning the source of funds.

A colleague pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Hillingdon there may be various restrictions limiting what one can do in terms of external changes to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Hillingdon which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Hillingdon should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I have paid off my mortgage with Co-operative. I assume I don't need a Hillingdon property lawyer on the Co-operative panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Co-operative mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Co-operative mortgage from the register. Co-operative, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Co-operative has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Co-operative has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Co-operative mortgage has been paid off.

I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Hillingdon solicitor - who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Nottingham will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nottingham will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Hillingdon surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

I am purchasing a new build house in Hillingdon with a loan from The Royal Bank of Scotland. The developers refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent advised me not to tell my conveyancer about this extras as it may put at risk my loan with The Royal Bank of Scotland. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have had difficulty in seeking a lease extension in Hillingdon. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

if there is a absentee freeholder or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to decide the amount due.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Hillingdon flat is 164 Nestles Avenue in October 2013. The tribunal agreed with the proposed price of £20,158 for the freehold and determined that that sum is the amount to be paid into court This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term was 69 years.

What makes a Hillingdon lease problematic?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Hillingdon. Most leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain sections are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall Insurance obligations

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Barclays , Chelsea Building Society, and Clydesdale all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the buyer to withdraw.

One month into a sale of a flat in Hillingdon. Conveyancing is fine but we are being charged a fortune by the landlord. To date we have issued a cheque for £295.50 for a leasehold management information and then another £200 plus VAT for responses to questions raised by the buyers lawyer.

Neither you or your conveyancer will have any impact over the level of the bill for this information however the typical costs for the information for Hillingdon leasehold property is £360. When it comes to Hillingdon conveyancing transactions it is conventional for the seller to pay for these charges. The freeholder or their agents are not duty bound to address such questions although many will be willing to do so - albeit often at high prices disproportionate to the work involved. Regretfully there is no law that mandates set charges for administrative tasks. There is no prescriptive time limit by which they are duty bound to provide answers.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hillingdon regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bana Vaid & Associates, 5 Marlborough Parade, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 0LR
  • Regent Associates (uk) Limited, 1 Halls Terrace, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 0NS
  • Pinidiya Solicitors, 100 Hercies Rd, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 9ND
  • E D C Lord & Co, Link House, 1200 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8JD
  • Bird & Lovibond, 3 Vine Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1RP

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hillingdon

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hillingdon with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Bana Vaid & Associates, 5 Marlborough Parade, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 0LR
  • Regent Associates (uk) Limited, 1 Halls Terrace, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 0NS
  • Pinidiya Solicitors, 100 Hercies Rd, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 9ND
  • E D C Lord & Co, Link House, 1200 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8JD
  • David Long Solicitors, Devonshire Business Centre, Boundary House, Cricketfield Road, Uxbridge, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1QG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hillingdon regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hillingdon with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Hillingdon. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Bana Vaid & Associates, 5 Marlborough Parade, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 0LR
  • E D C Lord & Co, Link House, 1200 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8JD
  • Bird & Lovibond, 3 Vine Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1RP
  • Iliffes Booth Bennett, Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1AB
  • Capital Legal Solicitors, Darren House, 65 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JP

Neighboring Locations

Denham
Ickenham
Cowley
Uxbridge
Hillingdon
Yiewsley
Sipson
West Drayton
Hayes
Hayes

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

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