Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in North London

Ready to buy a new home? Find a law firm approved by your lender.

You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in North London but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Main reasons to use our service to help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in North London

  • 1 Using a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 North London solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 North London lawyers work in partnership with North London estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 4 Notwithstanding what alternative solicitors tell you it could be necessary to attend your solicitor to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a house sale without having to add the postman into the equation.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in North London is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in North London since July 2021*

Transfer

of apartment Rushworth Street SE1 0RB, at buying amount of £1,365,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of flat Thanet Street WC1H 9QE, at buying sum of £475,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of apartment Marylebone Street W1G 8JE, sold for £1,250,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Purchase

of apartment Dunraven Street W1K 7EG, at a price of £5,240,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North London

I can't travel far from North London. What is the rationale as to why all North London conveyancing practitioners are not on all lender panels?

Pre- 2008 most banks displayed an approach to risk which differs from the current day. The Financial Services Authority in 2010 instigated a thematic review into property fraud which concluded: know the solicitors on your panel. As a result, mortgage companies have subsequently requiredmore information from law firms about their operations and the individuals employed by them and set certain criteria such as completing a minimum volume of transactions. Thousands of firms have been excluded from lender panels even though they had an exemplary disciplinary record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Many firms were never going to meet the minimum volume of transactions the mortgage companies required.

My husband and I are only a couple days away from an exchange on a house in North London and my mum and dad have sent the exchange deposit to my conveyancer. I am now told that as the deposit has been received from someone other than me my lawyer needs to make a notification to my lender. Apparently, in also acting for the mortgage company he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I disclosed to the lender concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really necessary for him to raise this?

The conveyancing practitioner is duty bound to check with the bank to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. The solicitor can only reveal this to your lender if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

Should conveyancers request money up-front when it comes to conveyancing in North London?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in North London your solicitor will request that you place them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is as part of the purchase price then this should be asked for shortly in advance of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed should be transferred a few days ahead of the completion date.

What is the best way to check that the solicitor handling my conveyancing in North London is on the mortgage lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for HSBC Bank thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in another set of legal charges.

You should take advantage of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this site. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘North London’ or your preferred area and you will be presented with numerous conveyancers offices in North London or nearest you.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in North London. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in North London - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I am the leaseholder of a second floor flat in North London. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount payable for a lease extension?

Where there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the amount due.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a North London property is 20 Avonwick Road in July 2013. The Tribunal was dealing with an application under Section 26 of the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 for a determination of the freehold value of the property. It was concluded that the price to be paid was Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy (£15,970) divided as to £8,200 for Flat 20 and £7,770 for Flat 20A This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 73.26 years.

How much experience do your North London conveyancing solicitors have with Help To Buy, Shared Equity and similar schemes?

North London conveyancing lawyers help thousands of people move home every year and helped lots of clients through the Help To Buy scheme. The chances are that whatever makes your case unique North London conveyancers have worked on recent similar cases.

Last updated

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in North London

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North London practicing 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

  • Rubinstein Phillips Lewis Smith Limited, 13 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PB
  • Hillary Cooper Law Limited, 53-59 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HS
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Spring Law Limited, 65 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HG
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in North London regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in North London practicing in commercial conveyancing in North London. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers Legal Llp, 1 Embankment Place, London, London, WC2N 6DX
  • Rubinstein Phillips Lewis Smith Limited, 13 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PB
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • Hillary Cooper Law Limited, 53-59 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HS
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN

Planning law solicitors in North London regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in North London specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Fortune Green Legal Practice Limited, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett, Savoy Hill House, Savoy Hill, London, London, WC2R 0BU

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

© Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO.