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Reasons to use our Hornsey conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Hornsey
  • 2 Hornsey conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Hornsey conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Hornsey regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Hornsey and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Using a high street Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Hornsey conveyancers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hornsey since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hornsey

Why would I instruct a Hornsey conveyancing company given that internet based conveyancers are more affordable?

Its a good idea to get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Hornsey and you should seek a competitive fee calculation but don’t become consumed with sourcing the lowest priced Hornsey conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a frustrating house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced solicitor. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone discussion and are no substitute for a one to one consultation. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of personalised service that you will never get with an internet conveyancer. He or She will inform you as to headway and keep you informed. If you ever need to call the firm you will know who you need to speak to and we'll ensure you are in the know.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Hornsey? What am I being asked for?

Hornsey conveyancing solicitors and indeed property lawyers accross the UK have an obligation under money laundering regulations to verify the identity of any client with a view to ensure that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients will need to disclose two forms of certified identification; proof of identity (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (typically a Bank Statement no more than three months).

Confirmation of the origin of monies is also necessary under the money laundering regulations as lawyers have a duty to check that the monies you are utilising to acquire a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the total purchase amount if you are buying without a mortgage) has come from a reputable source (such as employment savings) rather than the product of illegitimate behaviour.

We're in Hornsey, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Yorkshire BS , and our solicitor is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

Please help - my lawyer says that lack of building regulations insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Hornsey?

The right level of lack of building regulations indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Accord Mortgages Ltd and Virgin Money. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Hornsey bank branch on various occasions and was reassured it wasn't an issue and they will lend. My Hornsey conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

As long as the conveyancing practitioner is on the lender panel, she or he must follow the CML Handbook requirements for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

Planning on purchasing a flat in Hornsey. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Hornsey lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.

I am buying a new build apartment in Hornsey. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hornsey

    If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

We had our mortgage agreed in principle on Monday with our bank. We instructed a local conveyancer in Hornsey last week. This morning, our financial adviser contacted us saying that the lender said that we cannot use our solicitor as they aren't on their panel. As FTB's, we had no idea that the mortgage company had a say Is this legal?

You can actually select any conveyancing solicitor you prefer to instruct for your conveyancing in Hornsey nevertheless if your mortgage company aren't happy with them you will have to pay an extra fee so the bank can instruct their own solicitors as well to protect their interest. sometimes it is conceivable that your preferred conveyancing firm to get included on to the bank panel. Do make the most of online search facilities including lenderpanel.com to find a conveyancing solcitor in Hornsey on the bank panel. You can go into your local lender branch in Hornsey. They can recommend conveyancing solicitors in Hornsey on the bank panel.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hornsey regulated by the SRA

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

  • Clinton Davis Pallis Formerly Known As Law And Advocacy, 47a Tottenham Lane, London, N8 9BD
  • P George & Co, 126 Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London, London, N8 7EL
  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hornsey regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hornsey specialising in commercial conveyancing in Hornsey. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Hornsey regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hornsey specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Hornsey
  • 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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