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Conveyancing in Cockfosters : Keep it Local

Logical reasons to let us help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Cockfosters

  • 1 The practices shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 2 Chances are that the the solicitors for the other party are based in Cockfosters - if so both parties will be on good working terms
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Cockfosters estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Cockfosters solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Cockfosters

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cockfosters since April 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cockfosters

AssumingI were to acquire a straightforward propertyin Cockfosters for cash and dispense with a survey and no conveyancing searches how much would I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Cockfosters?

Any savings you would gain would be isolated to the disbursement for searches. A conveyancer still got to do everything else - money laundering, liaising with the sellers solicitor, stamp duty submission, register the title etc. A slight saving might be made by not needing to register a mortgage however it won't be meaningful.

My wife and I have a renovated Victorian house in Cockfosters. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Nationwide Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Cockfosters and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

How does conveyancing in Cockfosters differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Cockfosters contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because developers in Cockfosters typically acquire 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 Cockfosters or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one close by in Cockfosters I like with amenity areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Cockfosters for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

Are there any apps to help identify a Cockfosters law firm on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am happy to travel upto 10miles to meet the solicitor.

You can use the tool on this website. Please choose the mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Cockfosters conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Cockfosters conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can contact them to verify whether they are on the Skipton Building Society member panel

I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Cockfosters for my remortgage. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

You can read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training reasons.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cockfosters regulated by the SRA

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

  • Braikenridge & Edwards, 30 Church Hill Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 8TB
  • Peter Brown & Co Solicitors Llp, Ground & First Floor, Comer House, 19 Station Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1QJ
  • Howard Schneider Spiro Steele, Constable House, 5 Bulwer Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5JD
  • P W Moody, 25 Station Road, New Barnet, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1PH
  • Macrory Ward, 27 Station Road, New Barnet, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1PH

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Cockfosters regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Cockfosters but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Horizon Law Limited, 214 High Street, EN5 5SZ
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP

Planning law solicitors in Cockfosters regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cockfosters 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
  • Vanderpump & Sykes Llp, Lough Point, 2 Gladbeck Way, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 7JA
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Stuart & Co, 285 Fore Street, London, London, N9 0PD
  • Sal & Co Solicitors Limited, 191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London, England, N18 2UD
  • Moerans, 123 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JR

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

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