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5 reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Belsize Park

  • 1 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Belsize Park has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 Belsize Park conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Belsize Park conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 3 Belsize Park conveyancers work in conjunction with Belsize Park estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress all the way along
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Belsize Park regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Belsize Park and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Belsize Park is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Belsize Park since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Belsize Park

Having been recommended your organisation we were going to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Belsize Park listed by you but stumbled across some other costs illustrations via the web appear cheaper – how come?

There are a variety of conveyancing outfits offering theoretically looks to be very low prices. Our recommendation is to think twice about how much you respect your own move to you are willing to take 'cheap' risks in relation to the quality of the conveyancing. Many of them highlight a low quote as a headline but bury additional costs in the fine print..

How does conveyancing in Belsize Park differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Belsize Park contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because developers in Belsize Park usually purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Belsize Park or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Belsize Park is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Belsize Park are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Belsize Park you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Belsize Park may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

What does commercial conveyancing in Belsize Park cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Belsize Park incorporates a broad array of guidance, offered by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

My brother has urged me to use his conveyancing solicitors in Belsize Park. Should I choose my own conveyancer?

No doubt it’s preferable to find a conveyancing practitioner is to have recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually previously instructed the conveyancer you're are thinking of instructing.

I am attracted to a two apartments in Belsize Park both have approximately 50 years unexpired on the leases. Do I need to be concerned?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold apartment in Belsize Park is a deteriorating asset as a result of the shortening lease. The nearer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it adversely affects the salability of the premises. The majority of purchasers and banks, leases with under eighty years become less and less attractive. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the property for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Belsize Park conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I have given up negotiating a lease extension in Belsize Park. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Belsize Park conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Belsize Park property is Raised Ground Floor Flat 20 Fitzjohns Avenue in July 2014. the Tribunal decided that the premiums to be paid for new leases in respect of the Raised Ground Floor Flat and the First Floor Flat were to be calculated as: Raised Ground Floor: £765,175.14 First Floor: £601,617.77 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 16.83 and 16.43.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Belsize Park regulated by the SRA

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

  • Chalcots, 62 Stanbury Court, 99 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4RR
  • Crumplins Solicitors, 77 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4SL
  • Gh Canfields Llp, 129 Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 6HY
  • Newtons, 22 Fitzjohns Avenue, London, NW3 5NB
  • Stringer Smith & Levett, 239a Finchley Road, London, NW3 6JB

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Belsize Park regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Belsize Park but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Ldn Conveyancing Ltd, 3 Acton Hill Mews, W3 9QN
  • Quality Conveyancing Ltd, Westgate House, W5 1YY

Planning law solicitors in Belsize Park regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Belsize Park specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR
  • Glovers Solicitors Llp, 6 York Street, London, W1U 6QD
  • Tuckers Solicitors Llp, 39 Warren Street, London, London, W1T 6AF
  • Streathers Solicitors Llp, 44 Baker Street, London, London, W1U 7AL

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

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