By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working in partnership is essential for a speedier completion."
If you are selling or buying a home in Harrow, you will need to appoint a solicitor to handle all the conveyancing work for you.
The solicitors at Homeward Legal's have a wealth of conveyancing experience in Harrow and throughout Northwest London, and our highly proactive approach means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who perform all the legal work for your sale or purchase for fixed conveyancing costs in Harrow.
We do not charge you any conveyancing fees, if for any reason your London house move does not complete.
With local conveyancing expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Harrow is served by the M25, A404, A409 and A410.
By rail: The nearest train station is Harrow and Wealdstone.
By air: The nearest airports to Harrow are Northolt Jet Centre (5 miles), Elstree Airfield (6 miles), London Heathrow Airport (11 miles), London Heliport (15 miles), London Luton Airport (23 miles) and London City Airport (29 miles).
Hospital: Northwick Park, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3UJ. Council: Harrow London Borough Council (www.harrow.gov.uk).
Attractions: Headstone Manor and Museum, Wembley Stadium, Eastcote House Gardens, Harrow School, Royal Air Force Museum, and Pinner Memorial Park.Q.
There is a problem with a number of firms’ claims that they offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', because there are often other costs hidden in the terms of engagement. This is an estimate rather than a quote and they therefore cannot be held to it. All pertinent fees and disbursements should be clearly laid out in any conveyancing quote.
At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs, and our quotes provide a clear statement of all your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.Q.
Agent recommendations are a commonplace way to find a solicitor and it might well seem that you are somehow tied into appointing the referred lawyer. However, if the agents are paid a referral fee, there is a risk that an agent may choose the firm which plays to the largest referral fee, and not the law firm with the best reputation. You should look around at alternatives before choosing someone to represent you.Q.
In general, as the name suggests, fixtures are fixed items (such as light switches or floors, walls and ceilings) and fittings are free-standing (such as furniture, lampshades, or curtains). Completion or agreement of a fixtures-and-fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, at which point a dispute may jeopardise the entire transaction. The fixtures-and-fittings form is critical to the success of your move and you should complete yours as early as possible.Q.
Of the lenders and brokers with branches and offices around Harrow, Homeward Legal work in conjunction with the majority. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Harrow, approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders, include:
Our property lawyers take a speed-focused approach when concluding the conveyancing process to suit a client’s timeframe. Homeward Legal’s carefully-selected solicitors attempt to communicate efficiently from the beginning to the end of the chain. In addition, we have invested in conveyancing technology integrated with organisations such as HMRC, and the Land Registry, to complete on your sale fast.
Contact us on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote backed up with our ‘No Move, No fee’ guarantee.
As with all areas in the country, Harrow searches will range in cost, depending on what is asked for and the depth they go to. Unlike some firms, Homeward Legal’s quotes clearly state the conveyancing searches as disbursements (a third-party charge passed on to the buyer at cost).Q.
Any stamp duty reduction scheme is not recommended for purchases in Harrow, because these schemes are expensive and uneconomic. Besides, HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed, which means that you may have to pay a penalty of up to 100% of the duty plus the original duty.
There have been certain government initiatives, however, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers. Your solicitor should advise you of any applicable authorised schemes and whether you can take advantage of them.Q.
The title report, prepared by your conveyancer, should supply the appropriate council tax band and its associated charge. The latest tax charges for Harrow are set out in detail at the Harrow local authority site (see the public service information at the start of these FAQs). For the 2016/2017 tax year, the council tax bands and charges for the London Borough of Harrow were:
Retrieved on 17 February 2017Q.
Stamp duty reduction scheme is not recommended for purchases in Harrow. These schemes are expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed . There have been certain government initiatives, however, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers.Q.
It is advised that all purchasers instruct a home surveyor. Buyers should be aware that there are many concerns that will impact a property, which include failed double glazing and rotten roof timbers, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.Q.
The conveyancing solicitor will inform you regarding the most appropriate type of search, depending on issues like lender requirements. If personal searches are used the property lawyer will consider a local search agent such as Apex Property Searches, 204 Devonshire House, 582 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JS Tel: 020 7112 8210 Fax: 020 7112 8210Q.
The property lawyer might recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair dues can be collected on owners of a property where parish councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.Q.
In general, fixtures are fixed items, such as light switches to floors, walls and ceilings and fixtures are free-standing. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and this makes a fixtures and fittings form so necessary.Q.
Conveyancing could potentially be delayed. We seek to diminish their cost where feasible to do so by using fast search providers. Delays may include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.Q.
Harrow searches ranges in cost. Conveyancing searches are will be charged at cost.