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Reasons to use our West Drayton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in choosing a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 The West Drayton conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in West Drayton
  • 3 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. West Drayton has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law firms delivering conveyancing in West Drayton governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 West Drayton conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to West Drayton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Drayton since March 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Drayton

I plan on purchasing a flat in West Drayton. My Solicitor is not on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Is it possible for me to use my West Drayton conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the lender panel?

You must use a solicitor to deal with the formalities if you need a loan to buy your property. The solicitor will conduct all the essential investigations on the property, ensuring that you’re properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage paperwork is in place. One can instruct a West Drayton conveyancing practitioner of your choice. However, where the property lawyer selected is not on the mortgage company conveyancing panel additional costs will arise as separate legal representation will be required by them. Bank panel applications can be submitted, so if your lawyer has not previously sought membership they should take the chance to apply.

Are all West Drayton Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Lloyds conveyancing panel?

It is true that some lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

Can I be sure that the West Drayton conveyancing solicitor on the Santander panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in West Drayton getting recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction.

I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in October 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Kent Reliance are being problematic. The West Drayton solicitor who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Kent Reliance are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Kent Reliance have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Kent Reliance have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Kent Reliance 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.

How does conveyancing in West Drayton differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in West Drayton come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because builders in West Drayton tend to buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in West Drayton or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. West Drayton is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in West Drayton are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside West Drayton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in West Drayton may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

In searching the internet for the words conveyancing in West Drayton it brings up many conveyancersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable property lawyer for me?

The preferential way of finding a suitable conveyancer is via personal recommendation, so seek the opinion of friends and family who have acquired a property in West Drayton or a reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in West Drayton differ, so it's advisable to secure a minimum of three costs illustrations from varying types of property lawyers. Dont forget to clarify that the fees are fixed.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a West Drayton conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a West Drayton conveyancing practice) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with several firms including non West Drayton conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in West Drayton who can give a testimonial? If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

I am the leaseholder of a second floor flat in West Drayton. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount payable for a lease extension?

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a West Drayton flat is 164 Nestles Avenue in October 2013. The tribunal agreed with the proposed price of £20,158 for the freehold and determined that that sum is the amount to be paid into court This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 69 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Drayton

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Drayton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Burch Phillips & Co, 63a Station Road, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 7LR
  • Regent Associates (uk) Limited, 1 Halls Terrace, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 0NS
  • Bana Vaid & Associates, 5 Marlborough Parade, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 0LR
  • E D C Lord & Co, Link House, 1200 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8JD
  • Veja & Co Solicitors Limited, 593 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8HR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Drayton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Drayton specialising in commercial conveyancing in West Drayton. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Burch Phillips & Co, 63a Station Road, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 7LR
  • Bana Vaid & Associates, 5 Marlborough Parade, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 0LR
  • E D C Lord & Co, Link House, 1200 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8JD
  • Abm Solicitors, 61 Station Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 4BE
  • Jay Visva Solicitors, First Floor, 784 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0RS

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in West Drayton?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding acquiring and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales not just West Drayton. When appointed a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Receive an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Be supplied with a timeous, impartial and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in West Drayton about your conveyancing in West Drayton.

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