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Rickmansworth Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 116 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Rickmansworth
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Rickmansworth that are buy to let is 10%
  • 3 Average time frame of 36 days for registration of title in Rickmansworth
  • 4 68% freehold and 32% leasehold conveyancing in Rickmansworth for this year to date
  • 5 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Rickmansworth conveyancing is Obstruction of Right of Way

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rickmansworth since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rickmansworth

Why would one appoint a Rickmansworth conveyancing practice when internet based alternatives are easier on the wallet?

By all means make sure that you contrast conveyancing costs in Rickmansworth and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t become consumed with looking for the lowest priced Rickmansworth conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a frustrating home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted lawyer. An e-mail can never take the place of a telephone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face meeting. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. He or She will keep you updated as to progress and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to contact the firm you will be sure who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

My Rickmansworth conveyancer has discovered a difference when comparing the surveyor’s assumptions in the valuation survey and what is revealed within the title deeds. My lawyer has advised that he is duty bound to ensure that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s approach correct?

Your lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

My house in Rickmansworth is up for sale and I have a purchaser. Will the solicitor need to be required to be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their conditions fairly frequently at the moment.

I am the only beneficiary of my late father’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Rickmansworth. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in August. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship could be considered the same way as if I'd bought the house in August. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be affected by that. Most mortgage companies would take a practical view as this obligation is principally there to pick up on subsales or the quick reselling of properties.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in July 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, HSBC are being pedantic. The Rickmansworth solicitor who is on the HSBC conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but HSBC are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do HSBC have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that HSBC have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why HSBC may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

At last I have had an offer on an apartment in Rickmansworth agreed to, the vendors do however have a connected purchase. The owners have placed an offer on on an apartment, but it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other flats booked. I have instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Rickmansworth. What do I do now? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Aldermore?

It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey, Rickmansworth conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you should check that your conveyancer is on the Aldermore approved list. Concerning the next phase this very much depends on the circumstances of your transaction, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. In a hot market the majority of home buyers will apply for a home loan with Aldermore and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their property lawyer to press on with the conveyancing in Rickmansworth.

My colleague suggested that if I am purchasing in Rickmansworth I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Rickmansworth conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Rickmansworth around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Rickmansworth.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Rickmansworth. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Rickmansworth

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Rickmansworth regulated by the SRA

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

  • Archer Rusby Solicitors Limited, 3 Norfolk Court, Norfolk Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1LA
  • Simply Law, Building 4, Croxley Green Business Park, Hatters Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 8YF
  • Lawrence C. Samuels Ll.b Solicitor, 29 Farm Way, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3EE
  • Timothy Warren Solicitor, 37 Nicholas Way, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2TR
  • Seabourne Lawleys Limited, 60-62 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1BL

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Rickmansworth

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Rickmansworth practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Archer Rusby Solicitors Limited, 3 Norfolk Court, Norfolk Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1LA
  • Dbp Law Limited, Unit 17 Metro Centre, Dwight Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 9SB
  • Lawrence C. Samuels Ll.b Solicitor, 29 Farm Way, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3EE
  • Seabourne Lawleys Limited, 60-62 High Street, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1BL
  • Paul Fallon & Company, 87-89 Market Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0PT

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Rickmansworth regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Rickmansworth but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • St John's Property Lawyers, 22a The Avenue, WD17 4NS
  • Graham Smith Property Lawyers , St Johns House, WD24 6PW

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