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5 reasons to use our service to help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Muswell Hill

  • 1 Muswell Hill solicitors have a significant advantage when it comes to Muswell Hill conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Muswell Hill
  • 3 The Muswell Hill conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Muswell Hill
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Muswell Hill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Over the years Muswell Hill solicitor have developed valuable links with Muswell Hill local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Muswell Hill.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Muswell Hill since June 2022*

Conveyance

of apartment Queens Lane N10 1DN, sold for £407,500. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of flat Queens Avenue N10 3PE, at the agreed price of £465,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title

Disposal

of flat Tetherdown N10 1NB, at buying price of £423,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Purchase

of apartment Fortis Green Road N10 3BH, at a price of £725,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Muswell Hill

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Muswell Hill. I would like to know the logic why all Muswell Hill solicitors are not on all bank panels?

A decade ago most banks had an attitude to risk which differs from the current day. The Financial Services Authority in 2010 conducted a thematic review into mortgage fraud which concluded: know the property lawyers on your panel. Consequently, mortgage companies have since soughtmore information from law firms concerning their processes and the staff who work for them and set certain criteria such as completing a minimum volume of transactions. Many law practices have found themselves excluded from lender panels even though they had 100% healthy disciplinary record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Many firms found it impossible meet the minimum volume of transactions the lenders insisted on.

We are acquiring a newly built apartment in Muswell Hill and my conveyancer is advising me that she is duty bound to the lender to disclose incentives from the seller. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to exchange and my preference is not to prolong the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancing practitioner. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

I require fast conveyancing in Muswell Hill as I have pressure to sign on the dotted line within one month. A home loan is not required. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not obtaining a home loan you are at free not to do searches although no law firm would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Muswell Hill the following are instances of issues that can crop up and adversely impact future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I have recentlybecome aware that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Muswell Hill for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Muswell Hill conveyancing specialists.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Muswell Hill is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Muswell Hill are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Muswell Hill you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Muswell Hill may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Muswell Hill with the aim of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Muswell Hill can be bypassed if you appoint lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and ask them to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ representatives.
  • If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should make sure that you hold the original share document. Organising a new share certificate can be a lengthy formality and frustrates many a Muswell Hill home move. If a duplicate share certificate is required, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (if applicable) for this as soon as possible. If you have had any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved prior to the flat being put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as historic as opposed to unresolved. The majority of freeholders or managing agents in Muswell Hill charge for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Muswell Hill. A minority of Muswell Hill leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers put in hand bank and professional references. The bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are able to meet the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their lawyers.

Having spent years of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Muswell Hill. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Muswell Hill conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Muswell Hill residence is Flat B 10 Grove Avenue in October 2013. Following a vesting order Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court 3rd July 2013 The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the lease extension was £36,215.00 This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 65.21 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Muswell Hill regulated by the SRA

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

  • Layzells Law Llp, 255 Muswell Hill Broadway, London, N10 1DG
  • Cree Godfrey & Wood, 28 High Road, London, N2 9PJ
  • Boulter & Co, First Floor, 11 - 19 Park Road, London, N8 8TE
  • Miller Law Practice, 4a Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, London, N8 8PR
  • Dp Cameron Limited, First Floor, 43a Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London, N8 8PT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Muswell Hill regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Muswell Hill specialising in commercial conveyancing in Muswell Hill. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Layzells Law Llp, 255 Muswell Hill Broadway, London, N10 1DG
  • Cree Godfrey & Wood, 28 High Road, London, N2 9PJ
  • Boulter & Co, First Floor, 11 - 19 Park Road, London, N8 8TE
  • Miller Law Practice, 4a Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, London, N8 8PR
  • Dp Cameron Limited, First Floor, 43a Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London, N8 8PT

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Muswell Hill regulated by the CLC

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

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

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