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Reasons to use our Queensbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Queensbury lawyer have established excellent links with Queensbury local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your home move in Queensbury.
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Queensbury regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Queensbury and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 Using a high street Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in choosing a an online conveyancing factory, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Queensbury is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 The organisations identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Queensbury since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Queensbury

The Queensbury conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my purchase in Queensbury have suddenly closed. I chose them because I needed a lawyer on the Nationwide conveyancing panel and my preferred Queensbury lawyer was not. I cut them a cheque for £250 in advance. What should be my next steps?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to assist.

My wife and I purchased a renovated Edwardian house in Queensbury. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Godiva Mortgages Ltd. 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 matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to 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 Queensbury and other locations in 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 lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.

I'm buying my first flat in Queensbury with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The estate agent told me not reveal to my lawyer about the side-deal as it will jeopardize my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I was recommended by numerous estate agents in Queensbury to get a quote from a conveyancer using your seach tool. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your site over and above another?

We refuse to give any referral fee for sending work in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

We're FTB’s - agreed a price, but the agent informed us that the vendor will only move forward if we use the agent's preferred solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local conveyancer used to conveyancing in Queensbury

It is unlikely the sellers are driving this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to appoint your own,trusted Queensbury conveyancing firm - not the ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing thresholds pre-set by corporate headquarters.

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Queensbury. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Queensbury ?

Most houses in Queensbury are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Queensbury so you should seriously consider looking for a Queensbury conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the freeholder’sconsent to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is located on an estate. Your solicitor will report to you on the legal implications.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Queensbury conveyancing firm to assist?

in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Queensbury property is 20 Orchard Court Stonegrove in June 2009. The tribunal decided that a premium of £11,040 should be payable for the new lease This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 71.55 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Queensbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • V P Thakrar & Co, 110 Portland Crescent, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1NA
  • Pindoria Solicitors Limited, 1st Floor, 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JR
  • Linklaw Solicitors Limited, 569 Kingsbury Road, London, NW9 9EL
  • Selvarajah & Co, 521 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, London, NW9 9EG
  • Gandecha & Pau, First Floor, 508 Kingsbury Road, London, NW9 9HE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Queensbury regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Queensbury specialising in commercial conveyancing in Queensbury. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • V P Thakrar & Co, 110 Portland Crescent, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1NA
  • Pindoria Solicitors Limited, 1st Floor, 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JR
  • Linklaw Solicitors Limited, 569 Kingsbury Road, London, NW9 9EL
  • Selvarajah & Co, 521 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, London, NW9 9EG
  • Gandecha & Pau, First Floor, 508 Kingsbury Road, London, NW9 9HE

Planning law solicitors in Queensbury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Queensbury specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Pindoria Solicitors Limited, 1st Floor, 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JR
  • Moerans, 123 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JR
  • Hb Public Law Ltd, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2UH
  • Yugin & Partners, Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RY
  • Ellistons Slp Solicitors Limited, 51-53 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4DJ

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

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