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Reasons to use our Hounslow conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Hounslow governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 The organisations listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 3 The Hounslow conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Hounslow
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Hounslow is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Hounslow

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hounslow since October 2021*

Transfer

of house premises, Albert Road, TW1 4HU completing on 20/10/2021 at a price of £770,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of semi premises, Queens Road, TW13 5AW completing on 19/10/2021 at a price of £435,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of terraced premises, Morland Close, TW12 3YX completing on 20/10/2021 at a price of £647,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of flat Argyle Road W13 0HQ, at the agreed sum of £519,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hounslow

Please help. My Hounslow conveyancer is assuring me that he is legally obliged toconduct Hounslow conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Nat Westapproved lawyer panel. Is my solicitor correct?

You have limited options available to you. As you are obtaining a home loan with a bank your conveyancer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancing practitioner would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Hounslow conveyancing searches.

We note that you have a search directory listing law firms on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Hounslow?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Hounslow.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my home can not be found. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Hounslow 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?

As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your ownership will be retained by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to conduct a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and secure current copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases retain a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for a small fee.

How does conveyancing in Hounslow differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Hounslow contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because new home sellers in Hounslow usually 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 Hounslow or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking at a couple of flats in Hounslow both have approximately 50 years unexpired on the leases. should I be concerned?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold apartment in Hounslow is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The closer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it adversely affects the marketability of the premises. The majority of purchasers and banks, leases with under 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the property for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a residence with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Hounslow conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

We have reached the end of our tether in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Hounslow. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

if there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to determine the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Hounslow residence 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 60.45 years.

I have just placed an offer on an apartment in Hounslow and the mortgage adviser that we are dealing with suggested his conveyancing practitioner. They quoted a thousand pounds plus VAT and disbursements. Does this sound like a good deal?

Don't just go on 1 estimate. You should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Hounslow. Then pick one that you are comfortable with and just as important, is on the approved panel of the bank that you are sourcing your mortgage from.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hounslow regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hounslow practicing in commercial conveyancing in Hounslow. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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
  • Sv Legal Services Limited, 68c Kingsley Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1QA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Hounslow regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hounslow but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR

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

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