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Reasons to use our West Harrow conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory listing lender approved law practices delivering conveyancing in West Harrow regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 West Harrow conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in West Harrow
  • 4 No matter what any alternative lawyers inform you it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute contracts. There are various parties with involved in a homemove without needing to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with West Harrow selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Harrow since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Harrow

Why would one instruct a West Harrow conveyancing firm given that national conveyancers are so much cheaper?

By all means make sure that you compare conveyancing costs in West Harrow and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t become consumed with looking for the lowest priced West Harrow conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can be the difference between a seamless and a stressful home move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced conveyancer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone discussion and can never replicate a one to one meeting. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of hand holding that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you as to any developments making sure that you are never in the dark. If you ever need to phone the firm you will know who you need to speak to and they will ensure you are kept fully informed.

I own a freehold residence in West Harrow but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in West Harrow and has limited impact for conveyancing in West Harrow 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 have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be extinguished.

I am buying a semi-detached house in West Harrow. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in West Harrow you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in West Harrow.

I can see plenty of here concerning conveyancing in West Harrow but can you isolate your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in West Harrow

We would encourage you not to go for the lowest West Harrow conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

This question may be naive but I am new to the process as a 1st time purchaser of a garden flat in West Harrow. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in West Harrow?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be able to receive the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs early afternoon.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Co-operative. West Harrow conveyancing lawyers have been selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Co-operative?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Co-operative completed the valuation? Have you advised Co-operative as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in West Harrow. I happened to stumble upon a web site which appears to be the ideal answer If there is a chance to get all this stuff completed via email that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? 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?

My wife and I may need to rent out our West Harrow ground floor flat for a while due to a career opportunity. We used a West Harrow conveyancing firm in 2003 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to get any advice as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

Even though your previous West Harrow conveyancing lawyer is no longer around you can check your lease to check if you are permitted to let out the premises. The rule is that if the lease is silent, subletting is allowed. There may be a precondition that you must obtain permission from your landlord or some other party prior to subletting. This means that you cannot sublet in the absence of prior permission. Such consent should not be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If your lease does not allow you to sublet you should ask your landlord for their consent.

I am the leaseholder of a basement flat in West Harrow. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a West Harrow conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a West Harrow property is flat 93b Welldon Crescent in May 2009. The Tribunals valuation for a 90-year lease extension of this fat was £13,171 This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 75.25 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Harrow

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Harrow with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Pkp French, 1 Jardine House, The Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EX
  • J E Kennedy & Co, 59 / 61 High Street, Harrow On The Hill, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3HT
  • Harold Benjamin, Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ
  • Vyman Solicitors Limited, Vyman House, 104 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
  • Juma Law Practice, Scottish Provident House, 76-80 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Harrow regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Harrow specialising in commercial conveyancing in West Harrow. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Pkp French, 1 Jardine House, The Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EX
  • Johal & Co, 5-7 Northolt Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 0LH
  • J E Kennedy & Co, 59 / 61 High Street, Harrow On The Hill, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3HT
  • Harold Benjamin, Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ
  • Leberstrasse Properties Limited, C/o Vyman Solicitors, 104 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ

Planning law solicitors in West Harrow regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Harrow specialising in planning law. This should include advice on compulsory purchases in West Harrow
  • Harold Benjamin, Hill House, 67-71 Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3EQ
  • Hb Public Law Ltd, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2UH
  • Pindoria Solicitors Limited, 1st Floor, 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JR
  • Ellistons Slp Solicitors Limited, 51-53 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4DJ
  • Yugin & Partners, Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RY

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

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