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Main reasons to use our service to help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in New Barnet

  • 1 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal connections with New Barnet selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 New Barnet conveyancers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 The New Barnet conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in New Barnet
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in New Barnet
  • 5 New Barnet lawyers work in conjunction with New Barnet estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you require

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Barnet since April 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Barnet

It has come to my attention via my IFA that my New Barnet solicitor is not on the bank Solicitor panel. How can I be certain if this is indeed the case?

Your first step should be to call your New Barnet lawyer directly. You lawyer should inform you what has happened. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your bank.

What happens if my solicitor is removed from the TSB Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in New Barnet?

First, this is very unlikely to happen. 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 at a cost.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one near me in New Barnet I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in New Barnet suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be an issue. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

Am I right to be suspicious about third parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street New Barnet conveyancing practice?

As with many service providers, often suggestions from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. Yet there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may put forward lawyers to use. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there may be a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the right to appoint your preferred conveyancer. However, bear in mind that most mortgage providers operate an approved list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your house move.

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my ground floor flat in New Barnet. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have recently received a yearly service charge demand – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the maintenance contribution as you normally would because all ground rent and service invoices will be apportioned on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Having spent months of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in New Barnet. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

in cases where there is a missing landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to arrive at the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a New Barnet residence is Flat 2 2 Netherfield Road in April 2010. The Tribunale held that premium payable for a 90 year extension to the existing Lease should be £7,705. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 76 years.

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find a New Barnet based one who is on the bank conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?

In the event that you have not formally instructed a conveyancer to start work and at this stage simply received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in New Barnet that you're thinking of instructing.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in New Barnet regulated by the SRA

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

  • Peter Brown & Co Solicitors Llp, Ground & First Floor, Comer House, 19 Station Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1QJ
  • P W Moody, 25 Station Road, New Barnet, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1PH
  • Macrory Ward, 27 Station Road, New Barnet, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1PH
  • Braikenridge & Edwards, 30 Church Hill Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 8TB
  • Howard Schneider Spiro Steele, Constable House, 5 Bulwer Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5JD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in New Barnet regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Barnet practicing in commercial conveyancing in New Barnet. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Peter Brown & Co Solicitors Llp, Ground & First Floor, Comer House, 19 Station Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1QJ
  • Macrory Ward, 27 Station Road, New Barnet, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1PH
  • Braikenridge & Edwards, 30 Church Hill Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 8TB
  • Howard Schneider Spiro Steele, Constable House, 5 Bulwer Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5JD
  • Julian Cohen, 67 Athenaeum Road, London, London, N20 9AL

Planning law solicitors in New Barnet regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in New Barnet practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Vanderpump & Sykes Llp, Lough Point, 2 Gladbeck Way, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 7JA
  • Moerans, 123 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JR
  • Stuart & Co, 285 Fore Street, London, London, N9 0PD
  • Sal & Co Solicitors Limited, 191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London, England, N18 2UD

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

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