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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harmondsworth

My stepmother informed me that in purchasing a property in Harmondsworth there may be various restrictions preventing external changes to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Harmondsworth which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Harmondsworth should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I'm in the throws of viewing flats in Harmondsworth and I am about to put in an offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Virgin Money.

It would be wise to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the estate agent. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Virgin Money, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.

HSBC have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a property in Harmondsworth has been accepted, now what?

The estate agent will wish to know who your solicitors are (be sure the conveyancing practitioners are on the lender’s panel). Telephone HSBC or your financial adviser and finish off any outstanding documentation. HSBC will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or vendor to schedule a time for the valuation to happen. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes about a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. HSBC will issue 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 Harmondsworth.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when purchasing a property in Harmondsworth? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that house owners residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for repairs to the chancel within the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Harmondsworth?

Unless a prior purchase of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you could expect lawyers handling conveyancing in Harmondsworth to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Harmondsworth. Now, I need my files but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Harmondsworth of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

About to purchase a new build flat in Harmondsworth. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Harmondsworth

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? 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.

My husband and I are FTB’s - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent informed us that the seller will only proceed if we instruct the agent's chosen solicitors as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Harmondsworth

It is unlikely the owners are behind this. If they require ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is going to damage their objectives. Contact the sellers directly and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to appoint your own,trusted Harmondsworth conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will provide their estate agent a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing figures demanded by senior management.

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