My friend's uncle is a solicitor. I hope that I will receive friends and family rates for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what level of costs would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Golders Green?
It’s wise to get multiple conveyancing estimates. Do use our search tool on this site. You will notice that amounts do be different but the service one can expect are distinct between conveyancers as is true with the vast majority of professional services.
Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Golders Green even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for example if I intend to buy a shop in Golders Green with a loan from Clydesdale?
Our search tool is primarily utilised to find residential conveyancing solicitors in Golders Green but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page some Golders Green commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the solicitors directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Clydesdale
I am mortgaging my flat in Golders Green, does my lawyer have to be on the Coventry BS Solicitor panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel, but Coventry BS would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Golders Green ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Golders Green. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Golders Green to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
Frank (my husband) and I may need to rent out our Golders Green ground floor flat for a while due to a new job. We instructed a Golders Green conveyancing firm in 2003 but they have closed and we did not think at the time get any guidance as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?
A small minority of properties in Golders Green do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.
I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Golders Green. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?
Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Golders Green conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Golders Green flat is Flat A 372 Cricklewood Lane in January 2013. The Tribunal decided that the premium for the extended lease should be £5,750.00 and that the terms of the new lease should be those set out in annex to the decsion This case related to 1 flat.
I've found a house that seems to meet my requirements, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have since found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Golders Green. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?
The majority of houses in Golders Green are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Golders Green so you should seriously consider looking for a Golders Green conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.