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Reasons to use our East Barnet conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers may claim it could be important to attend your lawyer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 2 East Barnet conveyancers work in conjunction with East Barnet estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 3 East Barnet conveyancing lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Experience means that East Barnet solicitor have established excellent working relationships with East Barnet local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in East Barnet.
  • 5 East Barnet lawyer are the key to a successful East Barnet home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in East Barnet since December 2018*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Barnet

A mortgage offer from HSBC for the remortgage of my 3 bedroom garden flat is coming any day now. Are you able to suggest a low cost conveyancing lawyer in East Barnet?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of the lowest fares for conveyancing solicitors in East Barnet. Our goal is to offer cost effective conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be fooled by brokers teasing you with low cost conveyancing in East Barnet. The optimum outcome, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will earn what you pay for and at worst it will result in you with a hefty uplift in additional fees and still not receive the service you were looking for.

I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in East Barnet and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in East Barnet. Having lived in East Barnet for six years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one near me in East Barnet I like with a park and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in East Barnet for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

Should I be wary about 3rd parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a web based conveyancing firm rather than a local East Barnet conveyancing firm?

As with many professional services, often suggestions from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. But there are many parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all suggest conveyancers to select. On occasion the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to appoint your preferred conveyancer. Don't forget that most lenders operate an approved list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the mortgage aspect of your home move.

My fiance and I may need to sub-let our East Barnet basement flat for a while due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a East Barnet conveyancing practice in 2003 but they have since shut and we did not think at the time seek any guidance as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

Your lease dictates relations between the freeholder and you the leaseholder; specifically, it will say if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The rule is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. The majority of leases in East Barnet do not contain an absolute prevention of subletting – such a provision would undoubtedly devalue the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a copy of the tenancy agreement.

Having spent years of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in East Barnet. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a East Barnet premises 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 term as at the valuation date was 70.31 years.

Why is New Build conveyancing in East Barnet more expensive?

Purchasing a brand new premises is completely different from the normal house purchase conveyancing in East Barnet. For a start housebuilders usually insist contracts to exchange within a tight deadline, so there is a lot of pressure on your conveyancer to make sure everything is in order. In addition new build conveyancing often involve examination of adoption of highways, drains, planning considerations, building warranties or architects certificates. Lenders obligations are also more demanding. Given the complex nature of the process for these types of properties, the conveyancing new build fees are higher than normal.

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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 specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

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

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in East Barnet with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • 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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