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Reasons to use our Barnes conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors have offices in Barnes - if so sets of solicitors will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 The organisations listed on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 Experience means that Barnes solicitor have developed valuable working relationships with Barnes local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Barnes.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what other lawyers may claim it just might be important to pop into your solicitor to execute contracts. There are enough parties involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 5 Using a high street Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Barnes since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnes

I am acquiring a house without a mortgage in Barnes. I have resided for the last dozen years in Barnes. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. Given that I have knowledge of the road and vicinity intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a mortgage, then almost all of the Barnes conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your conveyancer will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but she is duty bound to take that path of guidance. Do bear in mind; if you are going to dispose of the house one day, it will likely be be of relevance to your future purchaser what the searches reveal. On occasion premises with functional issues can still throw up unfavourable search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Barnes should provide you some helpful advice concerning this.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Barnes costs more?

The conveyancing fees for a leasehold property in Barnes is often higher when contrasted to a freehold property. This is because there is an amount of extra work required in liaising with the freeholder and management company to collate the evidence concerning whether the rent and service charges have been discharged and whether there are any significant expenditure in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

I am helping my mother sell her house in Barnes. Does the conveyancer order an energy assessment or it is for the owner to coordinate?

Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a required element of moving house. An energy assessment needs to be commissioned before the property is marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors normally organise. If you are instructing a Barnes conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with long established local energy assessors

Can you help - my lawyer advises that chancel insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Barnes conveyancing?

The appropriate level of chancel indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Barclays and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

How can we know in advance if a Barnes conveyancing solicitor on the Aldermore panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Barnes getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer handling your transaction.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial land in Barnes?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Barnes will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Barnes. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Barnes.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Barnes it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Barnes commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Barnes.

I have recentlybecome aware that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Barnes for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I check that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest method to check if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Barnes conveyancing specialists.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one round the corner in Barnes I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Barnes 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 that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Barnes regulated by the SRA

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

  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Posada & Co Solicitors Limited, Unit 3, Griffin Gate, 135 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1EZ
  • R.j. Frost & Co, Coach House Office, 69 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, London, SW13 9JR
  • Francis W R Piesse, The Dove Pier, Lower Mall, London, W6 9DJ
  • Mapletoft & Co, 39-43 Putney High Street, Putney, London, SW15 1SP

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Barnes

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Barnes specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Mapletoft & Co, 39-43 Putney High Street, Putney, London, SW15 1SP
  • Swabey & Co, Riverbank House, 1 Putney Bridge Approach, London, SW6 3JD
  • Gibson Young Solicitors Llp, 111-117 Putney High Street, Putney, London, London, SW15 1SS
  • Rodgers & Burton, 50 Vineyard Path, Mortlake, London, SW14 8ET

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Barnes regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Barnes with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Barnes. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Sutton-mattocks & Co Llp, 1 Rocks Lane, London, SW13 0DE
  • Posada & Co Solicitors Limited, Unit 3, Griffin Gate, 135 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1EZ
  • R.j. Frost & Co, Coach House Office, 69 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, London, SW13 9JR
  • Francis W R Piesse, The Dove Pier, Lower Mall, London, W6 9DJ
  • Mapletoft & Co, 39-43 Putney High Street, Putney, London, SW15 1SP

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

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