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Twickenham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 52 days for conveyancing in Twickenham
  • 3 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Twickenham conveyancing is Chancel
  • 4 115 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Twickenham
  • 5 Average time frame of 53 days for registration of title in Twickenham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Twickenham since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Twickenham

I own a freehold premises in Twickenham yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Twickenham and has limited impact for conveyancing in Twickenham but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

We hope to to buy with Loughborough BS. I visited a couple of high street companies but am struggling to find a Twickenham conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS panel. Please you assist?

You should take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this web page. Please choose the lender and type Twickenham or your location and you will see numerous solicitors based in Twickenham or near you.

My wife and I own a renovated Georgian house in Twickenham. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Santander. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You should read 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 Twickenham and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Twickenham for my home move. Can I review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

You can see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Twickenham. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without any joy. Can I make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Twickenham conveyancing firm to assist?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to assess the sum to be paid.

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 was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 60.45 years.

We are purchasing a four room bungalowin Twickenham with a home loan from a bank. We would like to retain our lawyer in Twickenham but our mortgage company advise he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the our mortgage company panel firms or keep our Twickenham solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent our lender. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that our lender use our Twickenham lawyer?

Unfortunately,no. The lender mortgage offered to you is subject to conditions, one of which will be that solicitors will on the mortgage company's conveyancing panel. in the past, most banks had open panels, including almost all conveyancing solicitors in Twickenham : a mortgagee could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for your bank.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Twickenham

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Twickenham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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
  • T A Deegan, 136 High Street, Whitton, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7LL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Twickenham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Twickenham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Twickenham. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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

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

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