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Reasons to use our New Barnet conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in New Barnet is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party have offices in New Barnet - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 3 Over the years New Barnet property lawyer have established valuable links with New Barnet local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in New Barnet.
  • 4 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in New Barnet will be conducted by a solicitor on your lender’s authorised panel.
  • 5 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law practices delivering conveyancing in New Barnet registered with the SRA or CLC.

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Barnet since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Barnet

Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in New Barnet even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance if I intend to acquire an office in New Barnet with a mortgage from Virgin Money?

Our search tool is primarily there to help choose domestic conveyancing solicitors in New Barnet but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page some New Barnet commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the firm directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Virgin Money

I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in New Barnet. Now, I need the files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in New Barnet of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in New Barnet differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in New Barnet contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because new home sellers in New Barnet typically acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in New Barnet or who has acted in the same development.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in New Barnet prior to instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders will not issue a mortgage on such a home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can investigate further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in New Barnet. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in New Barnet especially if they are familiar with such properties in New Barnet.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in New Barnet for my remortgage. Can I review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone may review documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor call for training requirements.

I am looking at a two flats in New Barnet both have in the region of fifty years remaining on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

There are plenty of short leases in New Barnet. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a period of time. As a lease shortens the marketability of the lease reduces and it becomes more costly to extend the lease. For this reason it is generally wise to increase the term of the lease. More often than not it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage lenders may be reluctant to lend money on such properties. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We advise that you get professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this area.

I am the registered owner of a garden flat in New Barnet. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for the purchase of the freehold?

in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the sum to be paid.

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 remaining number of years on the lease was 76 years.

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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
  • Macrory Ward, 27 Station Road, New Barnet, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1PH
  • P W Moody, 25 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Barnet practicing in commercial conveyancing in New Barnet. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in New Barnet regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in New Barnet but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Horizon Law Limited, 214 High Street, EN5 5SZ
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • Home 2 Home Property Lawyers Limited, 32 Millais Gardens, HA8 5SY
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP

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

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