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Top reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in West Harrow

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Online forums often suggest that in using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 West Harrow property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to West Harrow conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the the lawyers for the other party have offices in West Harrow - if so sets of conveyancers will be less confrontational
  • 4 The West Harrow conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in West Harrow
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal connections with West Harrow estate 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 June 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Harrow

I am getting a offer of a home loan from Lloyds. I intend to use a Licensed Conveyancer in West Harrow. Does the Lloyds Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Lloyds conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

The deeds to my property are lost. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in West Harrow 10 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?

You no longer need to have the physical official documentation to prove you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

How does conveyancing in West Harrow differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in West Harrow approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because new home sellers in West Harrow usually purchase the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in West Harrow or who has acted in the same development.

Do I need to be wary about estate agents that I am dealing with are suggesting a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street West Harrow conveyancing company?

As is the case with lots of service providers, often input from relatives can be most helpful. But there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all put forward solicitors to appoint. Sometimes these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are free to appoint your preferred lawyer. However, bear in mind that most mortgage providers specify a panel list of solicitors you must use for the mortgage aspect of your transaction.

We're new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, but the selling agent has warned us that the vendor will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's preferred solicitors as they need an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in West Harrow

It is improbable the vendors are behind this. If they want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is counter productive. Contact the sellers directly and make sure they understand (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to appoint your preferred West Harrow conveyancing firm - not the ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing figures pre-set by senior management.

We have reached the end of our tether in seeking a lease extension in West Harrow. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Absolutely. 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 affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 75.25 years.

What makes a West Harrow lease problematic?

Leasehold conveyancing in West Harrow is not unique. All leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain provisions are missing. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

You will encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Lloyds TSB Bank, Coventry Building Society, and Bank of Ireland all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the buyer to pull out.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in West Harrow regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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
  • Vyman Solicitors Limited, Vyman House, 104 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Harrow

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Harrow with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

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

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Harrow practicing in planning law. This should include advice on development on contaminated land
  • 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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