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Reasons to use our Crouch End conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Crouch End conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Crouch End
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Crouch End
  • 3 Using a high street Solicitor generally results in a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Crouch End solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Crouch End conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 5 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have very good personal links with Crouch End selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Crouch End since April 2019*

Purchase

of flat Shepherds Hill N6 5RL, acquired for £442,100. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of house property, Berkeley Road, N8 8RU completing on 29/04/2019 at a price of £1,800,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Sale

of semi residence, Shepherds Hill, N6 5RE completing on 29/04/2019 at a price of £2,130,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of house property, Bryanstone Road, N8 8TN completing on 30/04/2019 at a price of £1,175,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crouch End

We hired a local firm for my conveyancing in Crouch End today. After carefully reading the terms of engagement it is apparent thatwe are on the hook for costs even if the dealdoes not happen. Should I ditch them and select a web based conveyancing brokerage promising no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Crouch End?

It is usually a trade off in that if "No Sale No Fee" is advertised then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be more expensive to neutralise those conveyances that fail to complete. Also remember that such schemes rarely cover disbursements by way of example Crouch End conveyancing search expenses.

I own a freehold premises in Crouch End but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Crouch End and has limited impact for conveyancing in Crouch End but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.

About to place a bid on a leasehold flat in Crouch End. The property agents tell me that it is usual for flats in Crouch End to have less than 75 years remaining. I am getting a loan with Bank of Ireland. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has 72 years to go.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 7/7/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

I am buying a new build flat in Crouch End. 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 conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Crouch End

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

How easy is it to change solicitor as I have to choose one who is on the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel. I was using a high street conveyancing solicitor in Crouch End round the corner but he is not accepted by HSBC Bank

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Crouch End on the HSBC Bank panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we list do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Crouch End. In making use of search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Crouch End.

Harry (my fiance) and I may need to sub-let our Crouch End 1st floor flat for a while due to a new job. We instructed a Crouch End conveyancing practice in 2004 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to get any guidance as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

The lease governs relations between the freeholder and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will say if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Crouch End do not contain an absolute prevention of subletting – such a provision would adversely affect the market value the flat. Instead, there is usually a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a duplicate of the sublease.

Having spent years of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Crouch End. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Crouch End conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Crouch End property is Flat 2A 19 Shepherds Hill in June 2014. The tribunal concluded in accordance with section 48 and schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act (the 1993 Act) that the premium payable in respect of the grant of a new lease for the Flat be £24,303 (twenty four thousand three hundred and three pounds) This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 67.85 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Crouch End regulated by the SRA

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

  • Boulter & Co, First Floor, 11 - 19 Park Road, London, N8 8TE
  • Miller Law Practice, 4a Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, London, N8 8PR
  • Sean C Tickell, 62 Avenue Road, London, N6 5DR
  • Dp Cameron Limited, First Floor, 43a Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London, N8 8PT
  • Fahri Jacob, 147 Crouch Hill, Crouch End, London, N8 9QH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Crouch End regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Crouch End practicing in commercial conveyancing in Crouch End. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Boulter & Co, First Floor, 11 - 19 Park Road, London, N8 8TE
  • Miller Law Practice, 4a Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, London, N8 8PR
  • Sean C Tickell, 62 Avenue Road, London, N6 5DR
  • Dp Cameron Limited, First Floor, 43a Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London, N8 8PT
  • Fahri Jacob, 147 Crouch Hill, Crouch End, London, N8 9QH

Planning law solicitors in Crouch End regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Crouch End practicing in planning law. This could include advice on compulsory purchases in Crouch End
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD

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

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