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Conveyancing in North Harrow : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our North Harrow conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what alternative on-line conveyancers tell you it just might be important to visit your solicitor to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a homemove without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 2 North Harrow conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to North Harrow conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your conveyancing
  • 3 North Harrow lawyer are the key to a successful North Harrow conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in North Harrow are familiar with the local issues peculiar to North Harrow and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 5 North Harrow conveyancing lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in North Harrow since May 2019*

Sale

of detached residence property, Belmont Road, HA3 7PJ completing on 24/05/2019 at a price of £400,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion

Disposal

of apartment Wood Lane HA4 6DH, at buying price of £220,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Harrow

As someone not used to conveyancing in North Harrow what is your top tip you can impart concerning the home moving process in North Harrow

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in North Harrow and elsewhere in North London is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of room for conflict between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. For instance, the seller, selling agent and on occasion your bank. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in North Harrow should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the process whose responsibility is to act in your legal interests and to protect you.

On occasion a potential adversary will attempt to sway you that you should follow their advice. As an example, the property agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your conveyancer is slow. Or your mortgage broker may advise you to do something that is contrary to your solicitors advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

About to place a bid on a leasehold property in North Harrow. The selling agents advise that it is standard for flats in North Harrow to have less than 75 years unexpired on the lease. I am obtaining a mortgage with Accord Mortgages. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has 70 years unexpired.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 24/8/2019 the requirements read as follows :

85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.

There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in North Harrow but how do I know who's good?

We would encourage you not to go for the cheapest North Harrow conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.

Please help - my lawyer advises that lack of planning permission insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for North Harrow conveyancing?

The right level of lack of planning permission indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Barclays and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

Is it the case that all North Harrow CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Lloyds conveyancing list of approved solicitors?

Some major lenders now make use of CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their panels.

I need some expedited conveyancing in North Harrow as I am under pressure to complete inside one month. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not obtaining a home loan you are at liberty not to have searches carried out although no solicitor would advise that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in North Harrow the following are instances of issues that can appear and adversely impact market value: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

I purchased a semi-detached Edwardian property in North Harrow. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Godiva Mortgages Ltd. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 North Harrow and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the work.

I have been pointed in your direction by numerous property agents in North Harrow to select a property lawyer using your seach tool. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to offer your site over and above another?

We refuse to offer any financial incentive for pointing buyers and sellers our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in North Harrow regulated by the SRA

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

  • Redferns Limited, 9 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA
  • T Vincent Howells & Co, 60 Station Road, North Harrow, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SL
  • Ksd Solicitors, 429-433 Pinner Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HN
  • Simo & Co Solicitors, 91 Church Drive, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7NR
  • Courtney Smith & Co, 2 Village Way East, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7LU

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in North Harrow

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in North Harrow with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Redferns Limited, 9 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA
  • T Vincent Howells & Co, 60 Station Road, North Harrow, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SL
  • Simo & Co Solicitors, 91 Church Drive, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7NR
  • Courtney Smith & Co, 2 Village Way East, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7LU
  • Wick & Co, 447 Rayners Lane, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 5ET

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in North Harrow regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North Harrow specialising in commercial conveyancing in North Harrow. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Redferns Limited, 9 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA
  • T Vincent Howells & Co, 60 Station Road, North Harrow, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SL
  • Ksd Solicitors, 429-433 Pinner Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HN
  • Simo & Co Solicitors, 91 Church Drive, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7NR
  • Courtney Smith & Co, 2 Village Way East, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7LU

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

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