Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Radlett

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

Follow your intuition—you will have a better move where you instruct a local solicitor in Radlett

Reasons to use our Radlett conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party have offices in Radlett - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to be less confrontational
  • 2 Radlett conveyancing lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 Personal touch and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Radlett property deals can become significantly more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Radlett is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Radlett property lawyer have established valuable links with Radlett 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 home move in Radlett.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Radlett since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Radlett

My partner and I are in the throws of viewing houses in Radlett and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a lawyer appointed at this stage? I will be getting a home loan with Leeds Building Society.

It would be prudent to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the selling agent. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in December 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Barclays are being a right pain. The Radlett solicitor who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Barclays are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Barclays have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Barclays have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barclays may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Radlett solicitor having made sure that they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Skipton will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Skipton will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Radlett surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Will our conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Radlett.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers conducting conveyancing in Radlett. Plenty of people will buy a house in Radlett, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that can be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which should figure out the risks in Radlett. The standard completed inquiry forms supplied to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the vendor to determine whether the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that the property has been flooded in past which is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer may bring a claim for damages resulting from an incorrect answer. The buyer’s lawyers may also carry out an environmental search. This will disclose if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be initiated.

I am purchasing my first flat in Radlett with a loan from Skipton Building Society. The developers refused to move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The estate agent told me not reveal to my lawyer about this side-deal as it will put at risk my mortgage with Skipton Building Society. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Radlett is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Radlett are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Radlett you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Radlett 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 residence.

What makes your site different to other web based conveyancing brokers for conveyancing in Radlett?

At this site get an accurate costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the issues for your conveyancing in Radlett. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not have referral deals with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors who pay the highest commission, not the best value conveyancing in Radlett

My 20yr old son is embarking on her first house purchase, the home loan was agreed last week in principle. After the seller agreed the offer on the flat we contacted the mortgage company to progress the mortgage application. I was very surprised to learn that banks do not accept all property lawyer, they have to be on a list, is this right?

Mortgage Companies ordinarily restrict either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their approved list of lawyers. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Radlett lawyer on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Probably not.

Last updated

Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Radlett regulated by the SRA

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

  • Landau & Cohen, Medburn Lodge, Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AD
  • Rexton Law Llp, The Old Post Office, 38 South Riding, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NE
  • Rexton Legal Services Limited, 38 South Riding, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NE
  • Spalter Fisher Llp, 1 Theobald Court, Theobald Street, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 4RN
  • Martin Smith & Co, Majestic House, 18 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1DL

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Radlett regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Radlett but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Graham Smith Property Lawyers , St Johns House, WD24 6PW
  • St John's Property Lawyers, 22a The Avenue, WD17 4NS
  • Horizon Law Limited, 214 High Street, EN5 5SZ

Planning law solicitors in Radlett regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Radlett practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Paul Fallon & Company, 87-89 Market Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0PT
  • Ellistons Slp Solicitors Limited, 51-53 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4DJ
  • Debenhams Ottaway Llp, Ivy House, 107 St. Peters Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3EW
  • Yugin & Partners, Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RY
  • Moerans, 123 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JR

*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.