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Reasons to use our Highbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Highbury
  • 2 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Highbury conveyancing can become a lot more protracted as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 The Highbury conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Highbury
  • 4 Highbury property lawyers work in partnership with Highbury estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and support you need
  • 5 There is a strong possibility the the lawyers for the other party are based in Highbury - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Highbury since October 2021*

Purchase

of flat Rawreth Walk N1 8TN, acquired for £473,280. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of apartment Cranwich Road N16 5JF, acquired for £495,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title

Transfer

of flat Haslemere Road N8 9QX, at sale consideration of £1,100,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi premises, Seymour Road, N8 0BG completing on 25/10/2021 at a price of £890,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Highbury

My family lawyer has quoted £1350 for fixed fee conveyancing in Highbury. I’m selling a Victorian property for £250,000. Are the quoted fees excessive? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Highbury?

The charges are a tad high. Where you are prepared to invest time contrasting costs you might reduce the fees slightly by perhaps £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you mightcome to regret opting for an an untested lawyer. If is important to ensure that the solicitor can act for your mortgage company. Do utilise our comparison tool to get a quote a Highbury conveyancing firm on the lender’s member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Highbury.

My grandson is in the process of securing a house that has just been built in Highbury with a home loan from Coventry BS. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Coventry BS conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Having spent time reviewing online forums for a conveyancing solicitor in Highbury, most advise that I must look for a CQS accredited solicitor. What is CQS?

Highbury Conveyancing Quality Scheme law firms have been granted certification by the law Society The Law Society created CQS to establish evidence of quality standards in the home legal process. CQS enables buyers and sellers to identify practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Highbury is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which accredited firms have offices. The scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.

My relative suggested that where I am buying in Highbury I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Highbury conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Highbury around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Highbury Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Highbury Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Highbury.

I acquired my house on 1 October and my personal details are still not on the land registry website. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Highbury expressed confidence that it would be recorded inside ten days. Are properties in Highbury particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in Highbury is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry have to notify any 3rd parties. Currently roughly 80% of submission are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be extensive hold-ups. Registration is effected once the purchaser has moved in to the property therefore 'speed' is not typically primary concern but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Highbury conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Highbury conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you speak with two or three firms including non Highbury conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be useful:

    How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation? If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not?

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to purchase the freehold in Highbury. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Highbury conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Highbury property is Lower Flat 16A Beatty Road in September 2012. The premium payable was £13,577. The terms of the lease has been agreed between the Applicants and the First Respondent and the Tribunal did not seek to disturb that agreement. This case related to 1 flat.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Highbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • Guney Clark & Ryan Solicitors Limited, 58 Green Lanes, London, London, N16 9NH
  • Yanik Ltd, 185 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LX
  • Ozoran Turkan, 203 Green Lanes, London, N16 9DJ
  • Raymond & Co, Suite 1h, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, London, N1 3QP
  • Eversley's Solicitors Limited, Percy House, 363 Liverpool Road, London, N1 1NL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Highbury regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Highbury specialising in commercial conveyancing in Highbury. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Riley & Co Solicitors Limited, 1 Stradbroke Road, London, London, N5 2PZ
  • Guney Clark & Ryan Solicitors Limited, 58 Green Lanes, London, London, N16 9NH
  • Yanik Ltd, 185 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LX
  • Ozoran Turkan, 203 Green Lanes, London, N16 9DJ
  • Raymond & Co, Suite 1h, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, London, N1 3QP

Planning law solicitors in Highbury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Highbury specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker Llp, 326 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR
  • Dentons Ukmea Llp, One Fleet Place, London, London, EC4M 7WS

Neighboring Locations

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

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