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Conveyancing in Harrow

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of property from one person to another, including the preparation and execution of the legal documents, and the registration of the new ownership. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Harrow, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped Harrow and London clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Harrow Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Harrow

The London Borough of Harrow lies to the north-west of London and borders Hertfordshire. It includes the districts of Harrow, Pinner, Stanmore and Wealdstone. With Harrow only 12 minutes from Euston by train yet surrounded by greenbelt, it has become a popular place for families to live.

A large increase in property redevelopment plus several new residential developments has attracted many new residents to the borough.

Harrow house prices

The average price paid for a property in Harrow between March and April 2024 was £513,235 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Harrow (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,441.87
B £1,682.18
C £1,922.49
D £2,162.80
E £2,643.42
F £3,124.04
G £3,604.67
H £4,325.60

What does a Harrow property lawyer do?

In a property purchase, the property lawyer will handle the legal aspects of a home purchase. This means performing due diligence on the property purchase, like obtaining searches from relevant authorities, such as Harrow Council, raising questions for the seller's solicitor and ensuring necessary funds are correctly transferred.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Harrow conveyancing solicitors may also undertake checks for issues related to flats, such as spiralling ground rents.

Will you be taking out a mortgage?

During the house buying process, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for the bank or building society.

If your solicitor is not on your chosen lender's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer and cost more.

More than 100 lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Harrow transaction smoothly.

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Buying in a conservation area

When purchasing a house or flat in a conservation area, your solicitor will need to check for planning approval issues, which could include lack of consent for roof lights, and solar panel restrictions. Conservation areas in Harrow and across the London local authority include:

  • Bank
  • Newgate Street
  • Laurence Pountney Hill

Buying a listed building

Somewhere in the region of 500,000 listed properties exist in England and Wales - around 300 of which are in London Borough of Harrow.

Harrow listed buildings include:

  • The Haven, Grove Hill, Harrow On The Hill, Harrow, Harrow, Greater London Authority
  • Farthings, Peterborough Road, Harrow On The Hill, Harrow, Harrow, Greater London Authority
  • K6 Telephone Kiosk Outside Number 90 High Street, Harrow On The Hill, Harrow, Harrow, Greater London Authority

Buying and owning a listed building is not for the faint-hearted. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will clarify what duties your ownership will impose. Examples include consent required for energy efficient alterations, and an obligation to use specialist contractors.

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Buying a Shared Ownership property

Shared ownership conveyancing is the service you will need, when you buy a share in a property from a registered provider of social housing. Purchasing a shared ownership home is more complex than a straightforward purchase. This is because shared ownership homes are all leasehold.

Whether you are staircasing shares in your current home, or buying a shared ownership property, our panel solicitors can assist you with every aspect of the purchase process.

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Selling a property in Harrow

As part of the property selling process in Harrow, the solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation, including assorted property information forms and the title deeds.

A seller's solicitor's duties include answering the buyer's solicitor's questions and resolving any potential issues.

Your lawyer will work with all parties, like estate agents and banks or building societies, so your move completes without delay.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Harrow?

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is a great deal more technical than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Harrow will usually undertake extra work, for example requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as early as possible.

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Remortgage in Harrow

The official base rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Before you instruct, you should confirm that your remortgage solicitor is able to act for your chosen lender.

Our remortgage panel solicitors can work on behalf of almost all banks and building societies, so whether you are switching to a discount mortgage from Metro Bank or moving to a lifetime mortgage with Holmesdale Building Society, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Harrow Transfer of equity

Whether you are tax planning for the future, transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children or buying out the equity of a joint owner, you will need to transfer equity. Your solicitor will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a low, fixed fee.

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Legal fees

These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the legal services they provide on your behalf. Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Conveyancing disbursements

Disbursements are fees that your solicitor will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a verification of identity fee.

Check the quote for hidden costs

Some firms include extra costs in their terms and conditions. This can mean an inflated final bill. Beware of hidden fees or extra charges, if you are comparing quotes.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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