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Reasons to use our Hornsey conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Hornsey governed by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Personal touch together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Hornsey home moves can become significantly more stressful because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often based many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Hornsey
  • 4 Hornsey property lawyers work in conjunction with Hornsey estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you need
  • 5 Hornsey conveyancer are the key to a successful Hornsey home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hornsey since March 2022*

Purchase

of apartment St Marys Close N17 9UD, purchased for £205,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of apartment New Ash Close N2 8DQ, acquired for £285,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of flat Warlters Road N7 0SD, at purchase price of £392,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries

Transfer

of semi premises, Tarling Road, N2 8LB completing on 21/03/2022 at a price of £510,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hornsey

At what point will exchange of contracts occur in sale conveyancing in Hornsey and do I need to be at the solicitors branch?

If you are round the corner to our conveyancing solicitors in Hornsey you are welcome to attend to sign documents. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply a national conveyancing service and give just as diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the property agreement is not the point of no return. A signed contract simply enables the solicitor to address the formalities at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Hornsey)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

The Hornsey conveyancing solicitors that I recently instructed on my purchase in Hornsey have without warning shut down. I only went with them because I had to have a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel and my preferred Hornsey lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Nationwide 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 should be in a position to assist.

I am purchasing a new build house in Hornsey with a mortgage from The Mortgage Works. The builders refused to move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The estate agent suggested that I not inform my solicitor about the extras as it will adversely affect my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in Hornsey I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Hornsey in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage that many years will be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

My father-in-law has suggested that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Hornsey. Do I follow his guidance?

There are no two ways about it the best way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to get recommendations from friends or family who have previously instructed the solicitor you're considering.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently found out that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Hornsey. Conveyancing advisers have are about to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Hornsey are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Hornsey so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Hornsey conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor will advise you fully on all the issues.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hornsey regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hornsey specialising in commercial conveyancing in Hornsey. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Clinton Davis Pallis Formerly Known As Law And Advocacy, 47a Tottenham Lane, London, N8 9BD
  • Blue Trinity Ltd, 87a High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6BB
  • Craigen Wilders & Sorrell, 23 Turnpike Lane, London, London, N8 0EP
  • Bartletts, 38 Willoughby Road, London, N8 0JQ
  • T R Taner & Co, 36 Willoughby Road, London, N8 0JG

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Hornsey regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hornsey but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Horizon Law Limited, 214 High Street, EN5 5SZ

Planning law solicitors in Hornsey regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hornsey practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Sal & Co Solicitors Limited, 191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London, England, N18 2UD
  • Stuart & Co, 285 Fore Street, London, London, N9 0PD
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD

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

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