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Twickenham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 November was the busiest month and October was the next busiest month while July was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Twickenham
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 3 Average time from start to completion was 50 days for conveyancing in Twickenham
  • 4 116 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Twickenham
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Twickenham that are buy to let is 16%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Twickenham since March 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Twickenham

Please could you suggest a HSBC Bank accepted Twickenham conveyancing conveyancer finish our home move within 28 days? Am I best advised to choose a local Twickenham practice or an online conveyancer?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Twickenham conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Twickenham. Approach some well established firms and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your requirements together with your reasons and get an assurance on speed. Appoint the lawyer that you are most comfortable with.

I am downsizing from our property in Twickenham and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used an internet conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Twickenham. Having lived in Twickenham for 4 years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to seek clarification need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same ailment)

I used Action Conveyancing a few years past for my conveyancing in Twickenham. Now, I need my documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Twickenham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Twickenham. I happened to chance upon a web site which looks to be the perfect solution If it is possible to get all formalities completed via email that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Completion is due on our sale of a £425,000 maisonette in Twickenham in nine days. The landlords agents has quoted £324 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Twickenham?

Twickenham conveyancing on leasehold apartments nine out of ten times involves fees being invoiced by landlords agents :

    Answering pre-contract enquiries Where consent is required before sale in Twickenham Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Twickenham leasehold premises is £350. For Twickenham conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to provide the information.

I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Twickenham. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount payable for a lease extension?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Twickenham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Twickenham property is Ground Floor Flat 91 Bath Road in May 2009. in a case where the freeholder could not be traced, the Brentford County Court ordered that the Lease be surrendered in return for the grant of a new lease of the Premises at a premium determined by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. The tribunal concluded that the price payable by the Applicant for the new lease of the premises be £15,900 This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 60.45 years.

There are a lot of properties in Twickenham on unadopted roads. My partner and I are purchasing such a property. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of buying a property on a privately owned road?

Twickenham conveyancing practices will be well versed in dealing homeson private. The lawyer will review the Land Registry data to find any rights or responsibilities. In many cases there is a residents association that residents pay into to maintain the road. Where there is one, the road should be maintained and look nicer than publicly owned.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Twickenham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Read & Co, 108 Sherland Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4HD
  • Forman Welch & Bellamys, 23 London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3SX
  • The Srb Trustee Company Limited, Stone House, 12-13 Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3NJ
  • Stone Rowe Brewer Llp, Stone House, 12-13 Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3NJ
  • Sandra Goldstone, 3 Short Way, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7NU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Twickenham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Twickenham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Twickenham. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Read & Co, 108 Sherland Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4HD
  • Directus, 5th Floor, Regal House, 70 London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3QS
  • Forman Welch & Bellamys, 23 London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3SX
  • Stone Rowe Brewer Llp, Stone House, 12-13 Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3NJ
  • The Srb Trustee Company Limited, Stone House, 12-13 Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3NJ

Planning law solicitors in Twickenham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Twickenham specialising in planning law. This could include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Sjs Law Limited, Unit 8, Kew Bridge Piazza, 8 Kew Bridge Road, London, TW8 0FL
  • Starck Uberoi Solicitors Limited, 45 St. Mary's Road, London, London, W5 5RG
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Russell - Cooke Llp, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB

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

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