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Reasons to use our Highgate conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Highgate governed by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 No matter what any alternative sites may claim it may be important to attend your lawyer to execute legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 3 The firms listed on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Over the years Highgate conveyancer have established very good working relationships with Highgate local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Highgate.
  • 5 Highgate conveyancers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Highgate since March 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Highgate

It is a dozen years since I acquired my property in Highgate. Conveyancing lawyers have now been instructed on the sale but I am unable to track down my deeds. Is this a major issue?

You need not be too concerned. Firstly the deeds may be kept by the lender or they could be in the possession of the solicitor who acted in the purchase. Secondly the chances are that the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Highgate involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.

Please explain the implications if my solicitor is expelled from the UBS Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Highgate?

First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a garden flat in Highgate. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Highgate?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the owner’s lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be called to collect the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs early afternoon.

I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in June 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, TSB are being problematic. The Highgate solicitor who is on the TSB conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but TSB are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do TSB have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that TSB have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why TSB may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

After what feels like an age I have had an offer on a flat in Highgate agreed to, but there is a chain. The owners have offered on on an apartment, but it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. I have selected a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Highgate. What should be my next step? When do I get the mortgage application with HSBC going?

It is understandable to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs too early (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then valuation, Highgate conveyancing search charges, etc). The first thing to do is ensure that your lawyer is on the HSBC approved list. Regarding the subsequent phase this very much depends on the specifics of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. During a rising market many purchasers would apply for the mortgage with HSBC and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.

What will a local search inform me about the house my wife and I buying in Highgate?

Highgate conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations such as Searches UK The local search is essential in every Highgate conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search should supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject sections.

I own a renovated Victorian house in Highgate. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and HSBC Bank. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Highgate and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the work.

How do I use your search app to locate a conveyancing solicitor in Highgate on the panel for my mortgage?

1st select a lender such as Yorkshire Building Society, Chelsea Building Society or Britannia then choose your location a common one being Highgate. Conveyancing firms in Highgate and across England and Wales will then be identified.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Highgate regulated by the SRA

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

  • Henry Boustred & Sons, 18 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JG
  • Sean C Tickell, 62 Avenue Road, London, N6 5DR
  • Fahri Jacob, 147 Crouch Hill, Crouch End, London, N8 9QH
  • Boulter & Co, First Floor, 11 - 19 Park Road, London, N8 8TE
  • Miller Law Practice, 4a Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, London, N8 8PR

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Highgate

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Highgate with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Henry Boustred & Sons, 18 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JG
  • Fahri Jacob, 147 Crouch Hill, Crouch End, London, N8 9QH
  • Boulter & Co, First Floor, 11 - 19 Park Road, London, N8 8TE
  • Dp Cameron Limited, First Floor, 43a Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London, N8 8PT
  • Percy Short & Cuthbert, 608 Holloway Road, London, England, N19 3PH

Planning law solicitors in Highgate regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Highgate with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on compulsory purchases in Highgate
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Tuckers Solicitors Llp, 39 Warren Street, London, London, W1T 6AF

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

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