Throughout the course of the transaction, your quote will only change if certain mechanics of the transaction changes and we will ensure that you are fully kept informed.
In addition, we offer no completion, no legal fee on all of our first transactions, regardless of the reason for withdrawal, be it the decision of yourself or the other side. You will only remain liable for any third party disbursements incurred up to the point of withdrawal. Please be mindful that if you are purchasing a leasehold property then you may incur costs associated with the freeholder, landlord and/or management company, for example service charge, notice, engrossment, and administration fees. These will only become clear as the transaction progresses so you should consult your estate agent, seller and the management company directly to establish what these may be as they are not professional fees to the conveyancer.
We will handle your transaction using online and remote methods where possible with our Conveyancing Solicitors Harrow, which means you will be able to track the progress of your transaction and complete any relevant tasks at a time and place most convenient for you. All clients have access to our online case management tracker and portal where we post updates, you can upload documents and contact the team.
Due to being a panel firm, we can act for the majority of banks, building societies, mortgage and bridging lenders. We can also handle a change in lender during the transaction. Contact us in the office to chat to one of our team today about your lender if you are concerned it may be a problem.
The London Borough of Harrow, 9.5 miles North West of the city centre, has a population of around 250,000 at the time of writing and was voted the happiest London Borough in which to live in a 2018 survey. Harrow is also considered a relatively safe place in which to live compared to some of the inner city London boroughs. Harrow has been long associated as a prime residential area with leafy suburban streets and a perfect environment for families to settle in and thrive. The most popular neighbourhoods with house buyers within the borough are West Harrow, Pinner and Harrow on the Hill.
Harrow was once part of the historic county of Middlesex until 1965 when it became incorporated into Greater London. Middlesex was recognised as a county in its own right until 1965, even if one the smallest counties in the UK. From 1965 onwards, the majority of the county became part of Greater London, with a few small areas falling into neighbouring counties. The borough of Harrow has a long and noble history with Harrow on the Hill being a designated conservation area, full of Listed Buildings. Grim’s Dyke is one such historic building in the borough of Harrow. It was built in the early 1870s and has undergone a number of changes in ownership and different usages over the years, with it now being used as a hotel. The property has been used as a film set for a number of well known TV series and films, including Dr Who, Little Britain, Sliding Doors and One Chance. The Grade I listed St Mary’s Church is located in Harrow on the Hill and dates back to medieval times.
Harrow is perhaps most famously associated with England’s education system. The borough is home to one of the most well know boys boarding schools in the country, Harrow. The school began in 1572 commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I and has been the education setting of many famous faces including Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Curtis, explorer Tom Avery and cricketer Nick Compton. In addition, the borough is the location of one of the campuses of the University of Middlesex. The building itself has been an educational facility since 1897 and has undergone a number of mergers to its current uses as a centre for media, art and design courses with the University of Middlesex.
As mentioned earlier, Harrow is primarily a residential area and it has always been this way. Therefore, whilst built up of mainly suburban houses in leafy streets, it lacks the industrial heritage and landscape of some of the London boroughs. The districts in the North of the borough are more rural in nature and some of the older parts such as Harrow on the Hill have a more village feel. As one would expect from areas such as this, many of the houses are Edwardian and Victoria, with other more modern detached and semi-detached houses. Although some are available, there are less flats and apartments in Harrow than in some of the inner city boroughs, however this lends itself well to the popularity with families and those looking for a quieter pace of life than the city centre. Houses prices in the borough are on average around £500,000-600,000, at the time of writing. In recognition of changing environments, several regeneration schemes have been carried out in the area to provide some affordable housing and to open the market up in the borough. It is thought that one of the more expensive districts is Great Stanmore, with Wealdstone offering the most affordable options to people looking for homes in the area.