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Logical reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Ickenham

  • 1 The Ickenham conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Ickenham
  • 2 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Ickenham will be carried out by a law firm on your bank authorised panel.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Ickenham
  • 4 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have excellent personal links with Ickenham selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Ickenham have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Ickenham and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ickenham since May 2019*

Disposal

of house property, Sussex Road, UB10 8PN completing on 20/05/2019 at a price of £520,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi property, Derwent Avenue, UB10 8HL completing on 22/05/2019 at a price of £660,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Sale

of terraced property, Hoylake Crescent, UB10 8JF completing on 16/05/2019 at a price of £560,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Sale

of terraced premises, West Common Road, UB8 1NZ completing on 15/05/2019 at a price of £630,500. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ickenham

We are buying a 2 bedroom apartment in Ickenham with a mortgage. We like our Ickenham conveyancer, but the bank says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the bank panel conveyancing practices or retain our Ickenham conveyancing practitioner and pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. We regard this is inequitable; are we not able to require that the bank use our Ickenham conveyancer ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Ickenham conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Ickenham? Why is this being asked of me?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Ickenham conveyancing firm will require proof of identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is normally satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility account showing where you live.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancing solicitors are duty bound to ascertain not just the identity of conveyancing clients but also the origin of monies that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this will lead to your solicitor cancelling their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your conveyancers are duty bound to make a disclosure to the appropriate authorities should they believe that any monies received by them may contravene the Money Laundering Regulations.

I have paid off my mortgage with Lloyds. I assume I don't need a Ickenham solicitor on the Lloyds panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Lloyds 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 Lloyds mortgage from the register. Lloyds, 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 Lloyds has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Lloyds has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Lloyds mortgage has been paid off.

My offer was accepted on a property in Ickenham on 21/6/2019, valuation was booked five days later, received a clean bill of health. Conveyancer instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to TSB and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the TSB conveyancing panel. Are TSB entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

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

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Ickenham solicitor having made sure that they are on the Principality conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Principality will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Principality 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 Ickenham 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.

It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Ickenham concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. 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 asset 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'm remortgaging my existing property to a buy to let loan with Nottingham Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on another house. The area we are talking about is Ickenham. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two lenders and link together the two deals?

Do use our comparison tool on this site to check that the solicitors are on the appropriate lender panels. Having checked that they are the lawyer will be able to tie up the two deals but you should talk with you solicitor and communicate your desired outcome and requirements.

Are the Ickenham conveyancing lawyers identified as being on the lender conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by the bank?

Ickenham law firm practices and firms conducting conveyancing in Ickenham themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the bank conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from the lender directly.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Ickenham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ickenham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Ickenham. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Maplestones, 2 Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 8PA
  • Worsdell & Vintner, 2 Ivy House Road, Ickenham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 8NE
  • Cathcarts, 2 Swakeleys Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 8BG
  • Nicholls Christie & Crocker, 130 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JX
  • Turbervilles, Hill House, 118 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JT

Planning law solicitors in Ickenham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Ickenham practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Turbervilles, Hill House, 118 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JT
  • Iliffes Booth Bennett, Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1AB
  • Jay Visva Solicitors, First Floor, 784 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0RS
  • Harold Benjamin, Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ
  • Hb Public Law Ltd, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2UH

Domestic in Ickenham is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancer instructed by the buyer once the offer has been accepted
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Ickenham searches with respect to the title
  • Assessing draft contract pack and other documentation forwarded by the seller’s conveyancer
  • Raising queries with the owner’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Reviewing replies given by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

Neighboring Locations

Ickenham
Ruislip Gardens
Cowley
Uxbridge
Hillingdon
Hayes

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

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