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Top reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in East Barnet

  • 1 Over the years East Barnet solicitor have developed very good working relationships with East Barnet local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in East Barnet.
  • 2 The firms identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the the lawyers for the other party are located in East Barnet - if so sets of lawyers will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 Regardless other lawyers advise it just might be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute legal papers. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without needing to include the postman into the mix.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in East Barnet is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in East Barnet since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Barnet

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in East Barnet. I I am struggling to find out whether they are on the Santander approved list of lawyers. Can you advise?

You should e-mail your lawyer and enquire whether they can act for the lender. Alternatively you should call Santander who may be able to confirm.

I am helping my step-mother sell her flat in East Barnet. Will the conveyancer arrange an energy performance certificate or it is for me to coordinate?

After the abolition of Home Packs, energy performance certificates became a mandatory component of selling a house. An EPC should be to hand prior to the property being marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. Where you are instructing a East Barnet conveyancing lawyer they might be able to arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with reputable local assessors

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in East Barnet off the council. I have a mortgage offer with TSB. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with TSB, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel.

My offer was accepted on an apartment in East Barnet on 22/5/2024, valuation was booked 3 days after, all came back fine. Solicitor appointed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Yorkshire BS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Yorkshire BS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

What does a local search inform me concerning the house we're purchasing in East Barnet?

East Barnet conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Onsearch The local search plays an important role in most East Barnet conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic areas.

How does conveyancing in East Barnet differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in East Barnet contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because house builders in East Barnet tend to buy the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in East Barnet or who has acted in the same development.

Am I best advised to use a East Barnet conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can perform the legal formalities but her office is approximately 350miles drive away.

The benefit of a high street East Barnet conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to execute documents, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a benefit. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and on the whole were happy that should trump using an unfamiliar East Barnet conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a East Barnet conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a East Barnet conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non East Barnet conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be useful:

    How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation? If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

I am the leaseholder of a a ground floor purpose built flat in East Barnet. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium payable for a lease extension?

Where there is a missing landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the LVT to calculate the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a East Barnet residence is 23 Beaconsfield Road in July 2013. The Tribunals decided that the amount payable was £31,203 for the freehold. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 70.31 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in East Barnet regulated by the SRA

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

  • Braikenridge & Edwards, 30 Church Hill Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 8TB
  • Julian Cohen, 67 Athenaeum Road, London, London, N20 9AL
  • Kleyman & Co Solicitors Limited, The Brentano Suite, Prospect House, 2 Athenaeum Road, London, London, N20 9AE
  • Roulla Georgiou Solicitor, 74 Friars Walk, London, N14 5LN
  • Carlsons Solicitors Limited, Whetstone House, 1-3 Oakleigh Road North, Whetstone, London, N20 9HE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in East Barnet

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in East Barnet practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Braikenridge & Edwards, 30 Church Hill Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 8TB
  • Atalaw Solicitors, 255a Oakleigh Road North, London, N20 0DG
  • Kleyman & Co Solicitors Limited, The Brentano Suite, Prospect House, 2 Athenaeum Road, London, London, N20 9AE
  • Roulla Georgiou Solicitor, 74 Friars Walk, London, N14 5LN
  • Carlsons Solicitors Limited, Whetstone House, 1-3 Oakleigh Road North, Whetstone, London, N20 9HE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in East Barnet regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in East Barnet with expertise in commercial conveyancing in East Barnet. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Braikenridge & Edwards, 30 Church Hill Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 8TB
  • Julian Cohen, 67 Athenaeum Road, London, London, N20 9AL
  • Kleyman & Co Solicitors Limited, The Brentano Suite, Prospect House, 2 Athenaeum Road, London, London, N20 9AE
  • Roulla Georgiou Solicitor, 74 Friars Walk, London, N14 5LN
  • Carlsons Solicitors Limited, Whetstone House, 1-3 Oakleigh Road North, Whetstone, London, N20 9HE

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