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Northwood Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 June was the busiest month and April was the next busiest month while July was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Northwood
  • 2 Average time frame of 23 days for registration of title in Northwood
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Northwood that are buy to let is 12%
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 50 days for conveyancing in Northwood
  • 5 125 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Northwood

Examples of recent conveyancing in Northwood since August 2021*

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Woodford Crescent, HA5 3UA completing on 20/08/2021 at a price of £570,000. 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, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of detached residence premises, Abbey Close, HA5 2AW completing on 20/08/2021 at a price of £819,950. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced residence, Shaftesbury Avenue, HA2 0PH completing on 20/08/2021 at a price of £573,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of house premises, Greenbury Close, WD3 5QT completing on 19/08/2021 at a price of £800,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Northwood

Are you able to vouch for a Bank of Scotland accepted Northwood conveyancing conveyancer who can have us moved in within a very limited time frame? Am I best advised to choose a local Northwood firm or a factory type firm?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Northwood conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the main road in Northwood. Visit some well established law practices and ask to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your expectations together with your reasons and get a commitment on speed. Select the one that you trust.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Northwood? Is this really warranted?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the ID of the potential client they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing retainer. The Client Care letter that you need to sign will no doubt stipulate this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be viewed. If you are unwilling to provide identification documents, your lawyer would not be able to accept instructions from you.

Please explain the implications if my solicitor is suspended from the Clydesdale Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Northwood?

First, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing home to a buy to let loan with The Royal Bank of Scotland and I will use the rest of the raised equity towards another property. The area we are interested in is Northwood. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of lenders and link together the transactions?

Do use our comparison tool on this site to ensure that the lawyers are approved by both mortgage companies. Assuming that they are the solicitor will be able to simultaneously deal with the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you solicitor and make apparent your expectations and requirements.

I am intending to let out my leasehold flat in Northwood. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

Your lease dictates relations between the freeholder and you the flat owner; specifically, it will set out if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. The majority of leases in Northwood do not prevent strict prohibition on subletting – such a provision would adversely affect the market value the flat. Instead, there is usually simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a duplicate of the tenancy agreement.

Having spent years of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Northwood. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

if there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Northwood premises is Flats 8, 11 and 15 Craigmore Court 46 Murray Road in December 2013. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 8 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,438 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenants of Flat 11 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,791 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 15 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,638 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . This case was in relation to 3 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 71 years.

We have recently had an offer accepted on our first house in Northwood, and need to get solicitors instructed. I have used the different comparison based websites and the quotes are from all across the country. Is it advisable to have a Northwood solicitor local to the prospective new home? I am willing to do all the communicating electronically, but I guess at some point we will be required to attend the lawyer's office to sign papers?

Usually there is no requirement to attend the office of your property lawyer, they can post any relevant documents to you, which you can sign and return. Many home movers choose to instruct a locally based solicitor, but it is not essential for conveyancing in Northwood.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Northwood regulated by the SRA

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

  • Seabourne Lawleys Limited, 60-62 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1BL
  • Lawrence C. Samuels Ll.b Solicitor, 29 Farm Way, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3EE
  • Timothy Warren Solicitor, 37 Nicholas Way, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2TR
  • Austin Edwards Solicitors, 58 Lyndhurst Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 3XA
  • Keith Flower & Co, 62 Pinner Green, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 2AB

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Northwood

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Northwood with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Seabourne Lawleys Limited, 60-62 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1BL
  • Lawrence C. Samuels Ll.b Solicitor, 29 Farm Way, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3EE
  • Keith Flower & Co, 62 Pinner Green, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 2AB
  • Walker Tomaszewski, South Hill Farm, Southill Lane, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 2EQ
  • Hanney Dawkins & Jones, 21 Bridge Street, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 3HX

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Northwood regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Northwood but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • St John's Property Lawyers, 22a The Avenue, WD17 4NS
  • Graham Smith Property Lawyers , St Johns House, WD24 6PW
  • Home 2 Home Property Lawyers Limited, 32 Millais Gardens, HA8 5SY

Neighboring Locations

Moor Park
Croxley Green
Northwood
South Oxhey
Eastcote
Pinner

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

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