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Reasons to use our North London conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with North London estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative companies tell you it just might be necessary to attend your lawyer to sign contracts. There are various parties with engaged in a house sale without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 3 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in North London regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in North London is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in North London regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to North London and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in North London since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North London

AssumingI was to purchase a freehold homein North London for cash and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in North London?

Any savings you would gain will be limited to the costs for searches. The solicitor is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, communicating with your vendors solicitor, SDLT submission, register the property etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a charge but it will not be meaningful.

Me and my partner are buying a flat in North London. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we will need to send our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

is it true that all North London conveyancing solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the RBS conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. Many mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I had an offer accepted on an apartment in North London on 1/5/2024, valuation was booked 2 days later, received a clean bill of health. Property lawyer retained, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Yorkshire BS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Are Yorkshire BS entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Yorkshire BS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

I own a semi-detached Georgian house in North London. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Britannia. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in North London and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. North London is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in North London are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in North London you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in North London 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 residence.

Hoping to buy a property located in North London and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about North London. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the North London 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 London. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

Frank (my husband) and I may need to sub-let our North London 1st floor flat for a while due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a North London conveyancing practice in 2001 but they have closed and we did not think at the time seek any guidance as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

A small minority of properties in North London do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can I make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a North London conveyancing firm to represent me?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to arrive at the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a North London residence 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 affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 73.26 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in North London regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in North London specialising in commercial conveyancing in North London. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers Legal Llp, 1 Embankment Place, London, London, WC2N 6DX
  • 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
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in North London regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in North London but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

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 with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in North London
  • Fortune Green Legal Practice Limited, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • 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.

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