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Reasons to use our New Southgate conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The organisations shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 2 Experience means that New Southgate conveyancer have established very good links with New Southgate local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in New Southgate.
  • 3 Personal touch together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. New Southgate home moves can be made significantly more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal links with New Southgate estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 The New Southgate conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in New Southgate

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Southgate since June 2022*


of detached residence property, Seafield Road, N11 1AR completing on 22/06/2022 at a price of £660,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities


of detached residence residence, Forestdale, N14 7DY completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £900,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor


of terraced residence, Evesham Road, N11 2RR completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £825,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities


of flat Weld Place N11 1QZ, acquired for £307,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Southgate

My previous solicitor has given a fee calculation of £1700 for fixed fee conveyancing in New Southgate. I’m selling a modern house for £275,000. Is this expensive? Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in New Southgate?

The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. If you are willing to spend time comparing prices you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you mightcome to rue choosing an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to be sure the firm can also act for your bank. You can make use of our search tool to locate a New Southgate conveyancing company on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in New Southgate.

What is the first thing I need to know concerning purchase conveyancing in New Southgate?

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in New Southgate or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the vendor, property agent and on occasion your bank. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in New Southgate is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the legal process whose role it is to protect your legal interests and to protect you.

Sometimes a potential adversary may attempt to sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For example, the estate agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your conveyancer is slow. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do something that is against your conveyancers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I am considering applying for a Clydesdale mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in New Southgate with 65 per cent LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Clydesdale ?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Clydesdale will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

I am assisting my niece sell her flat in New Southgate. Does the solicitor arrange the energy performance certificate or should I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Information Packs, energy assessments became a mandatory component of moving property. An EPC must be to hand before the property is advertised. It is not something that solicitors ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a New Southgate conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with reputable New Southgate energy assessors

I am purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in New Southgate. We would like to an extension at the rear at the property.Will legal conveyancing on the property include checks to determine if these alterations were previously refused?

Your solicitor will review the deeds as conveyancing in New Southgate can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of changes or necessitated the permission of another owner. Some works need local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Leeds Building Society. I assume I don't need a New Southgate lawyer on the Leeds Building Society panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Leeds Building Society mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Leeds Building Society mortgage from the register. Leeds Building Society, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Leeds Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Leeds Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Leeds Building Society mortgage has been paid off.

Will our lawyer be making enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in New Southgate.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in New Southgate. There are those who acquire a house in New Southgate, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that may be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which can give them a better understanding of the risks in New Southgate. The conventional set of information given to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard inquiry of the seller to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a buyer could commence a claim for damages as a result of such an incorrect answer. The purchaser’s solicitors should also commission an enviro search. This should indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations should be carried out.

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

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a New Southgate conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a New Southgate property is 23 Beaconsfield Road in July 2013. The Tribunals decided that the amount payable was £31,203 for the freehold. This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term was 70.31 years.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in New Southgate what are the most common lease defects?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in New Southgate. Most leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain clauses are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the building

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Lloyds TSB Bank, Coventry Building Society, and Bank of Ireland all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, obliging the buyer to withdraw.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in New Southgate regulated by the SRA

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

  • Rossides Caine Solicitors, 22 Aldermans Hill, London, N13 4PN
  • Stapletons Solicitors Limited, 263 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London, N13 4XE
  • Watermans, Spencer House, 2 Spencer Avenue, Palmers Green, London, N13 4TR
  • Aspen Morris, 141 High Street, Southgate, London, London, N14 6BP
  • Frank Forney & Partners Llp, Cleveden House, 455 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8JD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in New Southgate regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in New Southgate specialising in commercial conveyancing in New Southgate. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Stapletons Solicitors Limited, 263 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London, N13 4XE
  • Watermans, Spencer House, 2 Spencer Avenue, Palmers Green, London, N13 4TR
  • Aspen Morris, 141 High Street, Southgate, London, London, N14 6BP
  • Frank Forney & Partners Llp, Cleveden House, 455 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8JD
  • Stennett And Stennett Ltd, 4 Winchmore Hill Road, Southgate, London, N14 6PT

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in New Southgate regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in New Southgate but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • Horizon Law Limited, 214 High Street, EN5 5SZ

Neighboring Locations

Palmers Green
New Southgate
Arnos Grove
Bounds Green
Bowes Park

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

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