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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harmondsworth

I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when buying a property in Harmondsworth? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that homeowners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for repairs to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Harmondsworth?

Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you can take it that conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Harmondsworth to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

How does conveyancing in Harmondsworth differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Harmondsworth contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because house builders in Harmondsworth tend to acquire 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 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Harmondsworth or who has acted in the same development.

What is different about your site and other online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in Harmondsworth?

At this site get a conveyancing costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the issues for your conveyancing in Harmondsworth. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate kick-back arrangements with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors paying the highest kickback, rather than the best value conveyancing in Harmondsworth

Last July I purchased a leasehold house in Harmondsworth. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, 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 attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can one make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Harmondsworth conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Harmondsworth conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Harmondsworth property 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.

I own a leasehold flat in Harmondsworth. Conveyancing was finalised in 2010. I have heard that I should not let the the remaining lease term to get too short. Is this right?

Harmondsworth residential long term leases are for a fixed term - usually 99 years when they started. However many flats in Harmondsworth were constructed or converted 25 or more years ago and so such leases now have under eighty years left to run. That may seem like plenty of time however Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage institutions generally require leases to have a minimum of 75 years remaining to be mortgageable. This means that when you come to sell the property you will need to extend the term of your lease if you are approaching seventy five years. To increase your property value you should be considering whether or not to extend your lease well in advance of selling the property. Please note that there are advantages to taking action before the lease reaches even eighty years as when the lease falls below 80 years the amount you have to pay to extend starts to escalate.

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