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Hounslow Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Hounslow is 15% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Average time frame of 30 days for registration of title in Hounslow
  • 3 85% freehold and 15% leasehold conveyancing in Hounslow for this year to date
  • 4 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hounslow
  • 5 137 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Hounslow

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hounslow since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hounslow

Souldappointing a Hounslow conveyancing practice make the ownership transfer easier?

Hounslow is a special area, where regional experience is a big bonus. The relaxed pace of life has an upside – but not for your conveyancing. The property lawyers that we recommend providing a wealth of Hounslow know how with a professional, can doattitude that ensures everything runs smoothly. It is a definite plus if they benefit from well established rapport with financial advisers, estate agents, surveyors and counterpart Hounslow conveyancing solicitors

My partner and I are nearing an exchange on a flat in Hounslow and my mum and dad have transferred the exchange deposit to my conveyancer. I am now informed that as the deposit has not come from me my property lawyer needs to make a notification to my mortgage company. Apparently, in also acting for the bank he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I advised the bank regarding my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really necessary for him to raise this?

The lawyer is obliged to check with the bank to ensure that they understand that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. Your solicitor can only disclose this to your bank if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Hounslow is more expensive?

The conveyancing charges on a leasehold property in Hounslow is inevitably more expensive when contrasted to a freehold transaction. This is due to the additional time necessary in dealing with the freeholder and management company to obtain evidence concerning whether the rent and service fee have been cleared and whether there are any major works due in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

A friend suggested that where I am buying in Hounslow I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Hounslow conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Hounslow around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Hounslow Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Hounslow.

What does commercial conveyancing in Hounslow cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Hounslow incorporates a broad array of services, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Hounslow. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a Hounslow conveyancing firm to represent me?

if there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to make a decision on the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Hounslow premises is Ground Floor Flat 91 Bath Road in May 2009. in a case where the freeholder could not be traced, the Brentford County Court ordered that the Lease be surrendered in return for the grant of a new lease of the Premises at a premium determined by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. The tribunal concluded that the price payable by the Applicant for the new lease of the premises be £15,900 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 60.45 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hounslow regulated by the SRA

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

  • Ravi Sethi Solicitors Llp, First Floor, 26 High Street, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1NW
  • Orion Solicitors Llp, 1st Floor Suite, Ashley House, 86 - 94 High Street, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1NH
  • Haris Ali Solicitors, 19 Kingsley Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1PA
  • Mayfair Solicitors, 77 Hanworth Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1TT
  • Bhogal Partners, 1st and 2nd Floors, 174 High Street, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1BQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hounslow

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hounslow practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Haris Ali Solicitors, 19 Kingsley Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1PA
  • Mayfair Solicitors, 77 Hanworth Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1TT
  • Jusprowess Solicitors, 162d High Street, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1BQ
  • Bhogal Partners, 1st and 2nd Floors, 174 High Street, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1BQ
  • Mpr Solicitors Llp, 8 Red Lion Court, Alexandra Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1JS

Planning law solicitors in Hounslow regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hounslow practicing in planning law. This could include advice on special planning controls
  • Sjs Law Limited, Unit 8, Kew Bridge Piazza, 8 Kew Bridge Road, London, TW8 0FL
  • Starck Uberoi Solicitors Limited, 45 St. Mary's Road, London, London, W5 5RG
  • Jay Visva Solicitors, First Floor, 784 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0RS
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB

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

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