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Top 5 reasons to let us help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Kenton

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other companies tell you it may be important to visit your lawyer to sign contracts. There are enough parties involved in a homemove without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 2 Kenton conveyancers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Kenton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Using a high street Solicitor generally results in a more bespoke service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in choosing a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Kenton lawyers work in partnership with Kenton estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress all the way along

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kenton since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kenton

Are you able to recommend a Bank of Ireland allowed Kenton conveyancing solicitor who can have us moved in within less than a month? Am I best advised to unstruct a local Kenton firm or a web based firm?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Kenton conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the main road in Kenton. Go in to two or three law practices and ask to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Discuss your expectations together with the reasons and get an assurance on your deadline. Select the lawyer that appears most efficient.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Kenton. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Now that you have for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you should find a conveyancing solicitor soon as you are facing a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the purchase. An auction property will have a bespoke legal pack. This will include most,if not all of the paperwork that your lawyer requires. If you have purchased leasehold premises the conveyancing papers should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You need to hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. Do make sure that you have funds organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

We are purchasing a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Kenton. We would like to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will legal investigations on the property include checks to ascertain if these works were previously refused?

Your solicitor should check the registered title as conveyancing in Kenton will occasionally identify restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of works or necessitated the consent of another owner. Many extensions call for local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

It is unclear whether my lender obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Kenton building society branch on numerous occasions and was told it does not affect the mortgage offer and they will lend. My Kenton conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

Provided that the property lawyer is on the mortgage company approved list, she or he must comply with the CML Handbook provisions for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

My wife and I purchased a semi-detached Victorian house in Kenton. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Aldermore. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. Is it worth asking Aldermore to clarify?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Kenton and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Kenton. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Kenton

    Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please supply a car parking plan. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

My fiance and I may need to sub-let our Kenton 1st floor flat temporarily due to a new job. We instructed a Kenton conveyancing practice in 2003 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to get any guidance as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?

A lease governs relations between the freeholder and you the flat owner; specifically, it will say if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Kenton do not contain strict prohibition on subletting – such a provision would adversely affect the market value the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a duplicate of the sublease.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to purchase the freehold in Kenton. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

if there is a missing landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to assess the price payable.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Kenton premises is 139/139A Masons Avenue in February 2010. this was a case with an absentee freeholder. As a result the leaseholders applied to Willesden County Court for an order dispensing with the giving of a notice of claim.14th October 2009 District Judge Brar granted a vesting order and the court directed that the matter should be transferred to this tribunal to determine the freehold premium. The tribunal concluded on a figure of £13,000 for the freehold interest This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 74 years.

My wife and I hope to buy our first property in Kenton. Conveyancing lawyer already selected. The financial consultant pointed out that a survey is not needed as the house is only fifteen years old.

You would be best advised to have a Home Buyer's Report. Given the residence was built more than a decade ago the property will not come with a warranty, so you would be well advised not to take a risk. For a property that age with no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report could be sufficient. The report should highlight any obvious issues and recommend further investigation if appropriate. Where there are any indications of problems seek a full Building Survey from the beginning.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Kenton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Jane Liles Solicitors, 33 Kenton Park Road, Kenton, Middlesex, HA3 8UB
  • Mills Chody Llp, 226-228 Kenton Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 8BZ
  • Msc Solicitors Limited, 24 Hillbury Avenue, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 8EW
  • Fairview Solicitors, 5 Dorchester Way, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 9RF
  • Burrows, 298-300 Preston Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 0QB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kenton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kenton practicing in commercial conveyancing in Kenton. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Jane Liles Solicitors, 33 Kenton Park Road, Kenton, Middlesex, HA3 8UB
  • Mills Chody Llp, 226-228 Kenton Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 8BZ
  • Fairview Solicitors, 5 Dorchester Way, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 9RF
  • Burrows, 298-300 Preston Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 0QB
  • Bonningtons Solicitors, 276 Preston Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 0QA

Planning law solicitors in Kenton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kenton with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Hb Public Law Ltd, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2UH
  • Pindoria Solicitors Limited, 1st Floor, 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JR
  • Harold Benjamin, Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ
  • Yugin & Partners, Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RY
  • Ellistons Slp Solicitors Limited, 51-53 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4DJ

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