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5 reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in New Barnet

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in New Barnet
  • 2 New Barnet lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to New Barnet conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 3 Regardless other on-line conveyancers tell you it just might be important to pop into your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are various parties with engaged in a homemove without needing to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 4 Using a local Solicitor usually results in a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with New Barnet estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Barnet since May 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Barnet

We were just about to exchange contracts for a property in New Barnet. We have hit a problem. Our mortgage offer with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society runs out on 6/10/2022 but the sellers are suggesting a completion date of 10/10/2022. Is it possible to extend the loan expiry date?

The best person to address this concern is your lawyer who will hopefully calculate if they corresponding with the mortgage broker, vendor’s conveyancers, selling agents or possibly all parties given the circumstances your house move to date.

What is the optimum way to find out if the solicitor handling my conveyancing in New Barnet is on the bank’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for TSB thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in additional conveyancing invoice.

Feel free to make use of the search tool on this site. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘New Barnet’ or your preferred area and you will see a number of lawyer offices in New Barnet or by proximity to you.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. New Barnet is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in New Barnet are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in New Barnet you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in New Barnet 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 premises.

How do I use your search tool to get a quote from a conveyancing practitioner in New Barnet on the authorised to act for my mortgage?

First select a lender such as Yorkshire Building Society, Skipton Building Society or Britannia then type in your preferred area e.g. New Barnet. Conveyancing organisations in New Barnet and beyond will then be listed.

I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agent office in New Barnet where we have experienced a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local New Barnet conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

We have reached the end of our tether in negotiating a lease extension in New Barnet. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a New Barnet conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a New Barnet property 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 related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 76 years.

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in New Barnet. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in New Barnet ?

The majority of houses in New Barnet are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in New Barnet so you should seriously consider looking for a New Barnet conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the landlord’spermission to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your lawyer should appraise you on the various issues.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in New Barnet

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Barnet with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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
  • Michael Anvoner & Co, Constable House, 5 Bulwer Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5JD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in New Barnet regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in New Barnet practicing in commercial conveyancing in New Barnet. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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

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