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Conveyancing in North Finchley : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our North Finchley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 North Finchley conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful North Finchley home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 2 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in choosing a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 The organisations shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 4 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors have offices in North Finchley - if so both parties will be on good working terms
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that North Finchley solicitor have established excellent connections with North Finchley local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in North Finchley.

Examples of recent conveyancing in North Finchley since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Finchley

I am in the market for a reasonably priced conveyancer. Do I opt for a national conveyancer as opposed to a family North Finchley conveyancing lawyer?

North Finchley is a special area, where local experience helps. The relaxed pace of life has it’s attractions – just not for your house move. The conveyancers that we recommend host exhaustive North Finchley knowledge with a positive, hands-onapproach that helps everything runs smoothly. It is a definite plus where they benefit from long term relationships with mortgage brokers, estate agents, valuers and other North Finchley conveyancing practices

I am buying a house mortgage free in North Finchley. I have lived for the previous 15 years in North Finchley. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. Given that I know the road and vicinity intimately should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

Provided that you do not need a mortgage, then almost all of the North Finchley conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your conveyancer will 'advise', no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches completed, but he is duty bound to do this. One thing to consider; if you are likely to sell the house at a future date, it will likely be be of interest to your prospective purchaser what the searches disclose. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up negative search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in North Finchley will be able to give you some helpful advice concerning this.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in North Finchley off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Nottingham. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in North Finchley. My mortgage broker suggested a conveyancing practitioner. I paid an advanced payment of £150. A couple of days later, the property lawyer called me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Skipton panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Our sealed bid on a house in North Finchley has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The sellers have put an offer on a flat, however it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other properties booked. I have instructed a nearby conveyancing solicitor in North Finchley. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage application with Barclays started?

It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses too early (home loan application is approx £1k, then valuation, North Finchley conveyancing search charges, etc). The first course of action is to check that your conveyancer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Regarding the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the specifics of your case, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market some purchasers will apply for a home loan with Barclays and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their lawyer to press on with the conveyancing in North Finchley.

Will my solicitor be asking questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in North Finchley.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in North Finchley. There are those who purchase a house in North Finchley, fully aware 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, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that may be initiated by the purchaser or by their lawyers which will figure out the risks in North Finchley. The conventional set of information sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a usual inquiry of the owner to determine if the premises has historically flooded. In the event that the property has been flooded in past and is not disclosed by the seller, then a buyer may bring a compensation claim stemming from an incorrect answer. A buyer’s solicitors will also carry out an enviro search. This should reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be conducted.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. North Finchley is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in North Finchley are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside North Finchley you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in North Finchley may ascertain 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 property.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in North Finchley and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about North Finchley. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the North Finchley area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at North Finchley. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in North Finchley regulated by the SRA

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

  • Howard Hyman & Co, The Law Chambers, 1a Friern Park, North Finchley, London, Middlesex, N12 9DE
  • Chambers Rutland & Crauford, 845d High Road, London, N12 8PT
  • Simons Levine & Co, 760 High Road, London, N12 9QH
  • Yva Solicitors Llp, Yva House, 811 High Road, North Finchley, London, London, N12 8JT
  • Perry Clements Solicitors, Rex House, 354 Ballards Lane, North Finchley, London, London, N12 0DD

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in North Finchley

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in North Finchley with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Chambers Rutland & Crauford, 845d High Road, London, N12 8PT
  • Simons Levine & Co, 760 High Road, London, N12 9QH
  • Yva Solicitors Llp, Yva House, 811 High Road, North Finchley, London, London, N12 8JT
  • Guile Nicholas Limited, 43 Lodge Lane, North Finchley, London, N12 8JG
  • Sylvester Amiel Lewin & Horne Llp, Pearl Assurance House, 319 Ballards Lane, London, N12 8LY

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in North Finchley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North Finchley specialising in commercial conveyancing in North Finchley. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Howard Hyman & Co, The Law Chambers, 1a Friern Park, North Finchley, London, Middlesex, N12 9DE
  • Simons Levine & Co, 760 High Road, London, N12 9QH
  • Yva Solicitors Llp, Yva House, 811 High Road, North Finchley, London, London, N12 8JT
  • Perry Clements Solicitors, Rex House, 354 Ballards Lane, North Finchley, London, London, N12 0DD
  • Ssp Law, Ground Floor, 311 Ballards Lane, London, N12 8LY

Neighboring Locations

Oakleigh Park
Woodside Park
North Finchley

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