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Examples of recent conveyancing in East Barnet since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Barnet

Me and my partner are acquiring our first home. The property lawyer has e-mailedto check if we would like to order extra conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's needed for conveyancing in East Barnet

The range of East Barnet conveyancing searches should be dictated primarily on the property, the location, the probability of any of these risks, your familiarity of the area and risks, your general approach to risk. What matters is that you adequately understand what information each search could provide. Then you can decide if you personally think you need that information. Should you be in doubt, ask the conveyancer to advise.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when buying a residence in East Barnet? or I am told that there is historic law that could mean that owners of property living in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in East Barnet?

Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you can assume that conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in East Barnet to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I own a 4 bedroom Edwardian property in East Barnet. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Clydesdale. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to assess 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 East Barnet and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.

I am buying a new build apartment in East Barnet. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in East Barnet

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. 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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in East Barnet. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

if there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to assess the amount due.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a East Barnet property is 23 Beaconsfield Road in July 2013. The Tribunals decided that the amount payable was £31,203 for the freehold. This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 70.31 years.

What makes a East Barnet lease problematic?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in East Barnet. All leases are individual and drafting errors can result in certain sections are missing. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the premises

A defective lease will likely cause issues when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. National Westminster Bank, Barnsley Building Society, and Platform Home Loans Ltd all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

Why do East Barnet conveyancing costs are more expensive for leasehold and freehold properties?

If buying a leasehold property there is more work involved purely due to the fact that usually there are further parties involved in the form of the freeholder and/or Management Agents. As part of a lawyers enquiries they will check that all ground rent and service charges are paid up to date amongst other general leasehold matters. For this reason, the Sellers lawyers usually have to refer to the freeholder or Managing Agent for their replies to our questions. This may be time consuming and beyond the lawyers control

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in East Barnet

The list below is a non-comprehensive list 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 wrongful eviction

  • 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 specialising in commercial conveyancing in East Barnet. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in East Barnet regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in East Barnet practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Vanderpump & Sykes Llp, Lough Point, 2 Gladbeck Way, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 7JA
  • 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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