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Reasons to use our Borehamwood conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Borehamwood has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Borehamwood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with Borehamwood estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Borehamwood solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Borehamwood home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other companies advise it just might be important to attend your lawyer to execute contracts. There are enough parties engaged in a homemove without needing to add the postman into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Borehamwood since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Borehamwood

My partner and I are hoping to buy a flat in Borehamwood and are in fact using a Borehamwood conveyancing firm. Within the past 48 hours our conveyancer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with the expectation that exchange is imminent. Barclays have this morning contacted us to inform me that there is now an issue as our Borehamwood solicitor is not on their conveyancing panel. Please explain?

When purchasing a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is usual for the purchasers' lawyers to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your lender and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Borehamwood lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to be out of my rented apartment in Borehamwood by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. Is it possible to complete in three weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into temporary accommodation?

It is unwise to serve notice on a rental unless you have exchanged. If you have not already done so, notify to your conveyancer and urge them to they chase the other solicitors, try to a target completion date that all parties will look to achieve

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Borehamwood?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Borehamwood. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Borehamwood I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Borehamwood in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be an issue. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities 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.

Is it possible to switch solicitor as I need to appoint one who is on the Barclays conveyancing list. I was using a high street conveyancing solicitor in Borehamwood five minutes from me but she is not approved by Barclays

It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Borehamwood on the Barclays panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Borehamwood. In making use of search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Borehamwood.

I've found a house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently discovered that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Borehamwood. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Borehamwood ?

The majority of houses in Borehamwood are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Borehamwood so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Borehamwood conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’spermission to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor should appraise you on the various issues.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such matters? Can you recommend a Borehamwood conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Borehamwood conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Borehamwood residence is Ground Floor Maisonette 17 Milton Road in January 2014. The Tribunal determined the premium payable by the Applicant to the should be £13,299 This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 71.73 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Borehamwood regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Borehamwood practicing in commercial conveyancing in Borehamwood. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Martin Smith & Co, Majestic House, 18 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1DL
  • Spalter Fisher Llp, 1 Theobald Court, Theobald Street, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 4RN
  • Landau & Cohen, Medburn Lodge, Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AD
  • Brightstone Law Llp, Brightstone House, 511 Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3FG
  • Verdant Solicitors, 309 Hale Lane, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7AX

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Borehamwood regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Borehamwood but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Horizon Law Limited, 214 High Street, EN5 5SZ
  • Home 2 Home Property Lawyers Limited, 32 Millais Gardens, HA8 5SY
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Graham Smith Property Lawyers , St Johns House, WD24 6PW
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA

Planning law solicitors in Borehamwood regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Borehamwood practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Moerans, 123 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JR
  • Yugin & Partners, Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RY
  • Ellistons Slp Solicitors Limited, 51-53 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4DJ
  • Pindoria Solicitors Limited, 1st Floor, 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1JR
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB

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

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