Is there a reason to instruct a North West London conveyancing firm given that national conveyancers are cheap by comparison?
Its a good idea to get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in North West London and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t be focused with getting the lowest priced North West London conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced conveyancer. Emails can't replace a telephone call and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of continuity that you will never get with an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you on any developments and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to call the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and they will be sure you are kept fully informed.
We are looking to buy a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in North West London who is on the Santander solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Santander . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in North West London.
Are the BSA intent on creating a search tool with a view to list firms on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel for example in North West London?
We have not been informed any plans on the part of the BSA to promote such a register.
How do I locate a North West London law firm on the National Westminster Bank conveyancing panel? I have a car and am willing to travel upto 25kilometers to meet the lawyer.
You can use the search on this website. Please pick a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of North West London conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some North West London conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can ring them to check if they are on the National Westminster Bank panel
I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of maisonettes in North West London which have in the region of 50 years unexpired on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?
There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in North West London is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it reduces the value of the property. For most purchasers and mortgage companies, leases with under eighty years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the property for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with North West London conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.
North West London Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing
Can you tell me if there are any major works on the horizon that will likely increase the service charges? Best to be warned if window replacement or some other significant cost is coming up to be shared by the tenants and could well materially impact the level of the maintenance costs or necessitate a specific payment. Make sure you discover if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. For example some leases prohibit pets being allowed in in a block in North West London. If you love the propertyin North West London however your dog is not allowed to move with you then you will be presented with a hard decision.