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5 reasons to let us assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Friern Barnet

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Friern 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 high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Using a high street Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors are located in Friern Barnet - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be on good working terms
  • 4 Friern Barnet property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Friern Barnet conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 5 Friern Barnet conveyancers work in partnership with Friern Barnet estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Friern Barnet since September 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Friern Barnet

Would the conveyancing solicitors identified through your search app perform right to buy conveyancing in Friern Barnet?

We do have plenty of conveyancing specialists who can handle right to buy transactions Please get in touch with us to get a costs illustration.

The Friern Barnet conveyancing firm that just started acting on my house acquisition in Friern Barnet have without warning closed. I only went with them because I had to have a lawyer on the RBS conveyancing panel and my preferred Friern Barnet lawyer was not. I paid them £170 on account. What do I do now?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the RBS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to assist.

My aunt pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Friern Barnet there may be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Friern Barnet which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Friern Barnet should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am buying a property in Friern Barnet. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Lloyds be concerned?

As you are obtaining a mortgage with Lloyds your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements contained in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Lloyds. The CML Handbook stipulates minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Lloyds where a lease does not comply with these conditions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not isolated to Friern Barnet.

I currently have a mortgage with Kent Reliance for my property in Friern Barnet. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Kent Reliance?

You must advise Kent Reliance before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Kent Reliance’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Kent Reliance directly. You need not do this via a Kent Reliance conveyancing panel solicitor.

My business partner and I are hoping to take over a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering competitive costs for non-domestic conveyancing in Friern Barnet for below £2000?

We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Friern Barnet, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. If you are intending to acquire or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can put you in touch with the right firm. As for the costs these will vary based on the structure and terms of the deal. Let us have your details or call us so that we may supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing quote.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Friern Barnet conveyancing firm to represent me?

in cases where there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the price.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Friern Barnet residence is 90 & 96 Poplar Grove in June 2013. It was held by the Tribunal that the premium to be paid for the new lease in respect of each of the flats referred should be £17,942 This case related to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 68 years.

Are there frequently found problems that you encounter in leases for Friern Barnet properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Friern Barnet is not unique. Most leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain sections are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.

You could have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Santander, Coventry Building Society, and Platform Home Loans Ltd all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

A conveyancing company acted on my conveyancing in Friern Barnet 5 years ago having stored my title documents but has now closed – how do I retreive them?

Title deeds, as such, are no longer appropriate for most properties in Friern Barnet are recorded electronically at Land Registry. Where you need to prove evidence of proprietorship or are disposing of or refinancing your lawyer should obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.

If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to filerequest@clc-uk.org. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned with reasonable haste.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Friern Barnet regulated by the SRA

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

  • Groom Halliday, 5 Sandringham Gardens, North Finchley, London, London, N12 0NY
  • Howard Hyman & Co, The Law Chambers, 1a Friern Park, North Finchley, London, Middlesex, N12 9DE
  • Simons Levine & Co, 760 High Road, London, N12 9QH
  • Perry Clements Solicitors, Rex House, 354 Ballards Lane, North Finchley, London, London, N12 0DD
  • Yva Solicitors Llp, Yva House, 811 High Road, North Finchley, London, London, N12 8JT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Friern Barnet regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Friern Barnet specialising in commercial conveyancing in Friern Barnet. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Groom Halliday, 5 Sandringham Gardens, North Finchley, London, London, N12 0NY
  • Howard Hyman & Co, The Law Chambers, 1a Friern Park, North Finchley, London, Middlesex, N12 9DE
  • Simons Levine & Co, 760 High Road, London, N12 9QH
  • Perry Clements Solicitors, Rex House, 354 Ballards Lane, North Finchley, London, London, N12 0DD
  • Yva Solicitors Llp, Yva House, 811 High Road, North Finchley, London, London, N12 8JT

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Friern Barnet regulated by the CLC

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

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

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