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Ruislip Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Ruislip is 18% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Ruislip that are buy to let is 9%
  • 3 56% freehold and 44% leasehold conveyancing in Ruislip for last year
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing cases in Ruislip with service charge retention of 6%
  • 5 June was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Ruislip

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ruislip since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ruislip

My fiance and I are looking to buy a property in Ruislip and have appointed a Ruislip conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our solicitor has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Halifax have this afternoon contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Ruislip solicitor is not on their approved list of lawyers. Please explain?

If you are buying a property requiring a mortgage it is standard for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your lender and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the bank's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Ruislip lawyers, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

Our conveyancer has uncovered a defect with the lease for the apartment we are purchasing in Ruislip. The other side have suggested defective title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our conveyancing practitioner says that he must check that the mortgage company is willing to move forward with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the lender?

Regardless of the fact that you have a mortgage offer from the bank does not mean to say that the property will meet their conditions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. You and the mortgage company are the client. These conveyancing instructions must be adhered to.

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Ruislip. Conveyancing is necessary. What is next?

Having for in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you must find a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of urgency as you will have a tight a fixed date to complete the conveyancing. All auction property should have an associated legal set of papers. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. If you have purchased leasehold premises the legal papers may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation pertinent to leasehold premises. You need to hand this to the solicitor instructed by you ASAP. Do make sure that you have funds in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the house moving as a 1st time buyer of a garden flat in Ruislip. Do I pick up the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Ruislip?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the completion advance to the owner’s lawyers, and once they have received this, you should be called to receive the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.

Lloyds have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a property in Ruislip has been accepted, what happens next?

The property agent will need to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s panel). Telephone Lloyds or your broker and finish off any appropriate paperwork. Lloyds will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or seller to arrange an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average a fortnight to get a mortgage offer. Lloyds will issue the offer to you and your lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Ruislip.

What will a local search inform me concerning the house my wife and I purchasing in Ruislip?

Ruislip conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Ruislip conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (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 subject areas.

I am selling my home. My former conveyancers closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Ruislip if that makes a difference.

Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Ruislip. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

We're FTB’s - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent advised that the owners will only proceed if we appoint their chosen conveyancers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local solicitor who is accustomed to conveyancing in Ruislip

We suspect that the owner is not behind this demand. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Speak to the vendors direct and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to instruct your own,trusted Ruislip conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthose that will give the negotiator at the agency a commission or hit his conveyancing targets set by senior management.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Ruislip regulated by the SRA

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

  • Camerons Jones, Television House, 269 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA4 9XA
  • Enever Freeman & Co, 17 Victoria Road, Ruislip Manor, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 9AA
  • Soulsby Williamson, 73 Park Way, Ruislip Manor, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8NS
  • Thakker & Co, Conex House, 148 Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1RJ
  • Hebbar & Co, 157 Mandeville Road, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 4LZ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ruislip

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Ruislip with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Camerons Jones, Television House, 269 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA4 9XA
  • Enever Freeman & Co, 17 Victoria Road, Ruislip Manor, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 9AA
  • Soulsby Williamson, 73 Park Way, Ruislip Manor, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8NS
  • Thakker & Co, Conex House, 148 Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1RJ
  • The Sethi Partnership Solicitors, The Barn House, 38 Meadow Way, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8TB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Ruislip regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Ruislip specialising in commercial conveyancing in Ruislip. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Camerons Jones, Television House, 269 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA4 9XA
  • Enever Freeman & Co, 17 Victoria Road, Ruislip Manor, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 9AA
  • Soulsby Williamson, 73 Park Way, Ruislip Manor, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8NS
  • Thakker & Co, Conex House, 148 Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1RJ
  • Hebbar & Co, 157 Mandeville Road, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 4LZ

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

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