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Reasons to use our North Harrow conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. North Harrow home moves can become a lot more protracted due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 North Harrow solicitors are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 The North Harrow conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in North Harrow
  • 4 Using a local Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums often suggest that in appointing 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 North Harrow conveyancers work in conjunction with North Harrow estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times

Examples of recent conveyancing in North Harrow since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Harrow

My wife and I changing mortgage lender for our flat in North Harrow with Leeds Building Society. We have a son 18 who lives at home. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the apartment is forfeited by the lender. I have two questions (1) Is this document specific to the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we purchased 3 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Leeds Building Society. This is solely used to protect Leeds Building Society if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Leeds Building Society had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Should conveyancers request money on account for my conveyancing in North Harrow?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in North Harrow your lawyer will ask you put them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any down payment is as part of the sale price then this will be required immediately before contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

How does conveyancing in North Harrow differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in North Harrow contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because builders in North Harrow typically acquire the land, 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 North Harrow or who has acted in the same development.

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, but the estate agent informed us that the owners will only move forward if we instruct the agent's recommended solicitors as they need an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in North Harrow

We suspect that the seller is not behind this demand. Should the seller require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is going to damage their objectives. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are serious purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to use your preferred North Harrow conveyancing solicitors - rather thanthe ones that will provide the estate agent a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing figures pre-set by head office.

Last January I purchased a leasehold flat in North Harrow. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to 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 be sure 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).

After months of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in North Harrow. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a North Harrow conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a North Harrow flat is flat 93b Welldon Crescent in May 2009. The Tribunals valuation for a 90-year lease extension of this fat was £13,171 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 75.25 years.

What is the reason for new build conveyancing in North Harrow being more expensive?

Buying a brand new property is completely different from the standard house purchase conveyancing in North Harrow. Firstly developers normally need contracts to exchange inside a short timeframe, so there is a lot of pressure on your conveyancing practitioner to make sure all is in order. Furthermore new build premises often necessitate examination of adoption of highways, drains, planning considerations, building warranties or architects certificates. Mortgage lender obligations are also more detailed. Given the complex nature of the process for these types of properties, the conveyancing new build fees are higher than normal.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in North Harrow

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North Harrow specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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 small selection of solicitors in North Harrow specialising in commercial conveyancing in North Harrow. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in North Harrow regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North Harrow with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in North Harrow
  • Harold Benjamin, Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ
  • Hb Public Law Ltd, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2UH
  • Pindoria Solicitors Limited, 1st Floor, 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JR
  • Ellistons Slp Solicitors Limited, 51-53 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4DJ
  • Yugin & Partners, Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RY

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

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