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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Barbican conveyancing

Reasons to use our Barbican conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Barbican is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s solicitors have offices in Barbican - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be on good working terms
  • 3 Barbican conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Barbican conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 4 Barbican solicitor are the key to a successful Barbican conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal links with Barbican selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Barbican since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barbican

Is it possible for conveyancing in Barbican to be completed within 3 weeks?

Where you are under time constraints to sign contracts it is highly recommended that your conveyancer is familiar with the area as they will benefit local contacts and intelligence. It is possible that they may have conducted previoushouses in the same road. You would be best advised to use a Barbican conveyancing solicitor. Second, ensure that the lawyer is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is understood that nearly one in five of Barbican conveyancing transactions are suspended or derailed after discovering a buyer’s conveyancer was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. This can often result in the legal transfer of property being frustrated by almost three weeks. It is estimated that this issue affects approximately one hundred thousand home moves every year. Many Barbican conveyancing practices can not represent certain lenders so do check as early as possible.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Barbican. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Having legally committed yourself to purchase you now have to appoint a conveyancing lawyer soon as you will have a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the transaction. All auction property should have a bespoke auction set of papers. This will include most,if not all of the paperwork that your solicitor will need. In the case of leasehold premises the legal papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You should pass this on to the solicitor instructed by you ASAP. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

I'm the only beneficiary of my late grandmother’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Barbican. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in June. I want to move. I do know about the CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship will be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the property in June. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?

The CML handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be affected by that. How practical a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the bank as this obligation primarily exists to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Bank of Ireland. Barbican conveyancing practitioners have been instructed. How long does it take for Bank of Ireland to forward the offer to the conveyancer?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Bank of Ireland conducted the valuation? Have you advised Bank of Ireland as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Barbican I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Barbican suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

Taking into account that I am about to spend over three hundred thousand on a terraced house in Barbican I wish to have a conversation with the conveyancer concerning thehome move prior to giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the solicitor who will be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Barbican.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique individual, not a matter reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Barbican should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.

I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Barbican for my sale. Is there any facility to see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

You may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training purposes.

I've found a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have just found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Barbican. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Barbican ?

The majority of houses in Barbican are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Barbican in which case you should be looking for a Barbican conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’spermission to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.

Having spent months of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Barbican. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Barbican conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Barbican residence is 137 & 139 Haberdasher Street in December 2013. The Tribunal determines in accordance with section 48 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease for each Property should be £12,350.00. This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 72.39 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Barbican regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Barbican but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Caroline Abbott Limited, Central Point, 45 Beech Street, Barbican, London, London, London, EC2Y 8AD
  • Linklaters Llp, One Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ
  • Maurice Turnor Gardner Llp, Milton House, Milton Street, London, London, EC2Y 9BH
  • Osborne Clarke Llp, 1 London Wall, London, London, EC2Y 5EB
  • Dla Piper International Llp, 3 Noble Street, London, EC2V 7EE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Barbican regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Barbican practicing in commercial conveyancing in Barbican. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Caroline Abbott Limited, Central Point, 45 Beech Street, Barbican, London, London, London, EC2Y 8AD
  • Linklaters Llp, One Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ
  • Maurice Turnor Gardner Llp, Milton House, Milton Street, London, London, EC2Y 9BH
  • Osborne Clarke Llp, 1 London Wall, London, London, EC2Y 5EB
  • Bryan Cave, 88 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7AJ

Planning law solicitors in Barbican regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Barbican practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Barbican
  • Caroline Abbott Limited, Central Point, 45 Beech Street, Barbican, London, London, London, EC2Y 8AD
  • Harrison Grant, 45 Beech Street, London, London, EC2Y 8AD
  • Linklaters Llp, One Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ
  • Osborne Clarke Llp, 1 London Wall, London, London, EC2Y 5EB
  • Dla Piper International Llp, 3 Noble Street, London, EC2V 7EE

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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