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  • 1 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. West Hendon has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
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  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in West Hendon
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in West Hendon is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in choosing a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Hendon since November 2023*

Purchase

of apartment Glenloch Road NW3 4DN, acquired for £1,000,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Transfer

of apartment Jem Paterson Court HA1 3RR, at the agreed consideration of £145,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of apartment St Marks Road W10 6JS, acquired for £550,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of apartment Marylebone Road NW1 5PW, at purchase amount of £250,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Hendon

I am in the process of selling my house in West Hendon and the estate agent has just text me to say that the buyers are changing their conveyancer. The reason given is that the lender will only engage with property lawyers on their approved list. On what basis would a major lender only work with specific law firms rather the firm that they want to choose for their conveyancing in West Hendon ?

Banks have always had panels of law firms that can represent them, but in recent years big names such as Yorkshire Building Society, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for decades.

Lenders point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the reduction – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to keep an eye on. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The buyers are not going to have any impact on this.

My partner and I have organised the release of further funds on our mortgage from Clydesdale as we wish to carry out renovations to our home in West Hendon. Are we obliged to appoint a nearby West Hendon solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Clydesdale would not normally instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Clydesdale list.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in West Hendon. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

TSB have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a house in West Hendon has been accepted, what happens next?

Your estate agent will wish to know who your solicitors are (be sure the solicitors are on the bank’s panel). Telephone TSB or the financial adviser and finish off any relevant documentation. TSB will appoint a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or seller to arrange a time for the valuation to take place. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. TSB will send the offer to you and your solicitors. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in West Hendon.

We are downsizing from our property in West Hendon and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A high street West Hendon lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a national conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in West Hendon. Having lived in West Hendon for 5 years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification need.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must 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 sickness)

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in West Hendon. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in West Hendon

    If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in West Hendon in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend not grant a mortgage on such a house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in West Hendon. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in West Hendon to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £250,000 garden flat in West Hendon next week. The management company has quoted £348 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in West Hendon?

West Hendon conveyancing on leasehold flats typically necessitates fees being levied by freeholders :

    Addressing conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in West Hendon 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 lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for West Hendon leasehold premises is £350. For West Hendon 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 answers.

I have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in West Hendon. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the LVT to assess the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a West Hendon residence is First Floor Flat 61 Wilberforce Road in March 2014. The premium payable was £10,130 and the case was remitted back to the Willesden County Court to effect the Vesting Order (Claim No 3W103100). This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 71 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Hendon

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Hendon specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Chesham & Co, 5 Varley Parade, The Hyde, London, NW9 6SN
  • Pearl & Co, 166 Station Road, London, NW4 3SP
  • Dylan Conrad Kreolle, Albion House, Suite 7, 470 Church Lane, Kingsbury, London, NW9 8UA
  • Sinclairs, 20 Watford Way, London, NW4 3AD
  • Gattas Denfield Solicitors, The White House, 301a Kingsbury Road, London, NW9 9PE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Hendon regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Hendon specialising in commercial conveyancing in West Hendon. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Whatley & Co, 10b Colin Parade, Sheaveshill Avenue, London, London, NW9 6SG
  • Sinclairs, 20 Watford Way, London, NW4 3AD
  • Gattas Denfield Solicitors, The White House, 301a Kingsbury Road, London, NW9 9PE
  • Churchills Solicitors Limited, Churchill House, 137 Brent Street, Hendon, London, NW4 4DJ
  • J J Goldstein & Co, 69a Brent Street, London, NW4 2EA

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in West Hendon regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in West Hendon but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Home 2 Home Property Lawyers Limited, 32 Millais Gardens, HA8 5SY
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN

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

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