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  • 1 Northwood conveyancers work in conjunction with Northwood estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Northwood regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Regardless alternative sites say it may be necessary to visit your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are various parties with involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Northwood - if so sets of solicitors are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Northwood since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Northwood

How up to date is your search tool for Northwood conveyancing solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel? Do UBS send you an updated list?

Northwood conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the UBS conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from UBS directly.

I am buying a semi-detached house in Northwood. Can I do my own conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Northwood you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Northwood.

What can a local search inform me concerning the property I am purchasing in Northwood?

Northwood conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Northwood conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Northwood?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Northwood. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Northwood I like with amenity areas and station nearby, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Northwood in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

We own a leasehold flat in Northwood. Conveyancing was completed in 2009. I have read on a number of advice forums that I should not allow the the remaining lease term to get too short. What is the reasoning?

Northwood residential long term leases are for a prescribed period - usually 99 years when they started. However a significant flats in Northwood were constructed or converted 25 or more years ago and so such leases now have fewer than 80 years unexpired. This may seem like plenty of time but Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage companies on the whole require leases to have a minimum of 75 years left to adequate security. Accordingly when you come to sell the property you will need to extend the term of your lease if you are approaching eighty years. To maximise your property value you should be considering whether to extend your lease long before you come to sell it. There are also advantages to doing so before the lease hits 80 years as when the lease is less than 80 years the premium to be paid to extend starts to escalate.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Northwood

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Northwood practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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 CLC

Please be aware 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

Planning law solicitors in Northwood regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Northwood with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • Paul Fallon & Company, 87-89 Market Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0PT
  • Harold Benjamin, Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ
  • Hb Public Law Ltd, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2UH
  • Ellistons Slp Solicitors Limited, 51-53 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4DJ
  • Yugin & Partners, Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RY

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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