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5 reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in East Finchley

  • 1 East Finchley conveyancers work in partnership with East Finchley estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in East Finchley have a grasp oflocal issues specific to East Finchley and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 This site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in East Finchley will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor generally results in a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in East Finchley is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in East Finchley since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Finchley

My partner and I swapping mortgage lender for our apartment in East Finchley with Principality. We have a son approaching twenty who lives at home. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the property is repossessed. I have a couple of concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Principality conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 5 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this compromise his rights to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Principality. This is solely used to protect Principality if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Principality had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in East Finchley is more expensive?

East Finchley leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the home buying as a 1st time buyer of a ground floor flat in East Finchley. Do I collect the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in East Finchley?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in East Finchley. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the purchase money to the seller's conveyancers, and once they have received this, you should be invited to receive the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens early afternoon.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in East Finchley. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £225. Soon after, the property lawyer contacted me to say that they were not on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nationwide panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Virgin Money. Is it usual for Virgin Money to only issue the offer once my solicitor in East Finchley is approved on their conveyancing panel? Virgin Money have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

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

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in East Finchley?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in East Finchley. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

In scouring the internet for the words on line conveyancing in East Finchley it brings up many conveyancerslocally. How do I determine which is the right property lawyer for the sale of my house?

The ideal method of choosing a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted testimonial, so seek the counsel of friends and relatives who have purchased a property in East Finchley or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in East Finchley differ, so it's advisable to secure a minimum of four costs illustrations from different property lawyers. Make sure that you know that the costs are assured not to to be inflated.

I am attracted to a two maisonettes in East Finchley both have about forty five years left on the lease term. should I be concerned?

There are plenty of short leases in East Finchley. The lease is a right to use the property for a period of time. As a lease gets shorter the saleability of the lease reduces and results in it becoming more expensive to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is generally wise to extend the lease term. More often than not it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease because mortgage companies may be unwilling to lend money on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We recommend you get professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this field.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can one make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a East Finchley conveyancing firm to assist?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to arrive at the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a East Finchley residence is Ground Floor 110 Station Road in June 2013. The Tribunal found that the premium payable for a lease extension should be £31,665. This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 56.65 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in East Finchley regulated by the SRA

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

  • Davidson Merali & Co, 3 Maya Road, London, N2 0PP, England, N2 0DN
  • Cree Godfrey & Wood, 28 High Road, London, N2 9PJ
  • S Hirsch & Co, Wohl Enterprise Hub, Finchley Central, London, N3 2BS
  • E J C Album Solicitors, Landmark House, 190 Willifield Way, London, NW11 6YA
  • Jss Law Limited, 314 Regents Park Road, Finchley, London, N3 2JX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in East Finchley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in East Finchley specialising in commercial conveyancing in East Finchley. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Davidson Merali & Co, 3 Maya Road, London, N2 0PP, England, N2 0DN
  • Cree Godfrey & Wood, 28 High Road, London, N2 9PJ
  • S Hirsch & Co, Wohl Enterprise Hub, Finchley Central, London, N3 2BS
  • Temple Gate Solicitors, Dephna House, 24-26 Arcadia Avenue, Finchley Central, London, N3 2JU
  • E J C Album Solicitors, Landmark House, 190 Willifield Way, London, NW11 6YA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in East Finchley regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in East Finchley but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Home 2 Home Property Lawyers Limited, 32 Millais Gardens, HA8 5SY
  • Horizon Law Limited, 214 High Street, EN5 5SZ
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP

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

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