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Reasons to use our Barnsbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Barnsbury
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Barnsbury lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Barnsbury local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Barnsbury.
  • 3 The companies shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 Barnsbury lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Barnsbury conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 5 Excellent communication together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Barnsbury property deals can become a lot more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Barnsbury since December 2018*

Disposal

of apartment Drayton Park N5 1DW, at purchase sum of £495,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of apartment Cruikshank Street WC1X 9HF, at purchase consideration of £426,250. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Purchase

of apartment Green Lanes N16 9BX, sold for £385,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of apartment Byworth Walk N19 4BN, at purchase sum of £380,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnsbury

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Barnsbury. I would like to know the logic why all Barnsbury conveyancing practitioners aren't included on all lender panels?

Mortgage companies point to the fact that solicitor-led fraud is thought to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud annually.The dismissal of law firms from lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the Financial Services Authority in 2011. Its conclusions included recommendations for mortgage companies to review their conveyancing panels, which triggered a major policy change in the sector. It led to banks and building societies removing less reputable firms from their books of approved lawyers .

The Barnsbury conveyancing solicitors that just started acting on my house acquisition in Barnsbury have without warning shut down. I chose them because I needed a lawyer on the Principality conveyancing panel and my preferred Barnsbury lawyer was not. I paid them funds in advance. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Principality conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.

I have justfound out that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Barnsbury for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to see if the property is registered to you, you can carry out 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 Barnsbury conveyancing specialists.

I am buying a new build flat in Barnsbury. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Barnsbury

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

I am employed by a long established estate agency in Barnsbury where we see a number of flat sales derailed as a result of short leases. I have received inconsistent advice from local Barnsbury conveyancing solicitors. Please can you confirm whether the owner of a flat can initiate the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

After years of dialogue we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Barnsbury. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

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

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Barnsbury residence is Flat 120, Clare Court Judd Street in August 2013. the Tribunal held that the premium to be paid for the extension of the lease should be £64,650 This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 62.79 years.

Some weeks ago I was advised by my bank that their panel solicitors work on no move no fee basis for conveyancing in Barnsbury. My purchase aborted yet the lawyers have invoiced for search fees! They say the fees are independent!

Barnsbury conveyancing search charges are disbursements not legal fees as these are payable to a third party.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Barnsbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • Frank Brazell And Partners Limited, The Busworks, North Road, London, N7 9DP
  • Eversley's Solicitors Limited, Percy House, 363 Liverpool Road, London, N1 1NL
  • Yanik Ltd, 185 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LX
  • Audu & Co, 176 Caledonian Road, London, N1 0SQ
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Barnsbury regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Barnsbury specialising in commercial conveyancing in Barnsbury. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Frank Brazell And Partners Limited, The Busworks, North Road, London, N7 9DP
  • Eversley's Solicitors Limited, Percy House, 363 Liverpool Road, London, N1 1NL
  • Yanik Ltd, 185 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LX
  • Montague Solicitors Ltd, 201 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ

Planning law solicitors in Barnsbury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Barnsbury specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Llp, 65 Fleet Street, London, London, EC4Y 1HS
  • Dentons Ukmea Llp, One Fleet Place, London, London, EC4M 7WS
  • Bindmans Llp, 236 Gray's Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, WC1X 8HB

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

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