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Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Southgate

  • 1 Chances are that the other side’s solicitors are based in Southgate - if so sets of lawyers will be on good working terms
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Southgate is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Excellent communication together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Southgate conveyancing can be made significantly more stressful as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Southgate
  • 5 The Southgate conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Southgate

Examples of recent conveyancing in Southgate since October 2021*

Sale

of terraced property, Haslemere Avenue, EN4 8EZ completing on 18/10/2021 at a price of £600,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of flat Palmerston Road N22 8QZ, at sale sum of £267,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced premises, Shropshire Road, N22 8LX completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £589,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi-detached residence, Seymour Road, N8 0BG completing on 25/10/2021 at a price of £890,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southgate

My fiance and I are looking to acquire a flat in Southgate and are in fact using a Southgate conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our lawyer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Barclays have this morning contacted us to inform me that they have now hit a problem as our Southgate lawyer is not on their conveyancing panel. Is this a problem?

When purchasing a property with mortgage finance it is normal for the purchasers' lawyers to also act for the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Southgate solicitors, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

Please could you suggest a Clydesdale sanctioned Southgate conveyancing conveyancer who can have us moved in within a very limited time frame? Am I best advised to go for a high street Southgate practice or a factory type conveyancer?

We can recommend some very good Southgate conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Southgate. Visit a couple of firms and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Explain your deadline together with your reasons and ask for a commitment on speed. Choose the lawyer that appears most efficient.

We see that you have a post code search directory identifying law firms on the TSB conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Southgate?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the TSB conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Southgate.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is removed from the HSBC Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Southgate?

The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

I am the single recipient of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Southgate. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in December. I plan to dispose of the house. I do know about the CML 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership will be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the property in December. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?

The CML handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be impacted by that. How practical a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the lender as this obligation is chiefly there to identify subsales or the flipping of property.

Is it the case that all Southgate solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Nationwide conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be overseen by the CLC.

I can not fathom if my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Southgate bank branch on numerous occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My Southgate conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told they refuse to lend based on their published requirements. Who do I believe?

As long as the conveyancer is on the mortgage company approved list, they must comply with the CML Handbook provisions for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

Should I be concerned that third parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Southgate conveyancing firm?

As with many service providers, often referrals from connections can be extremely useful or valuable. Nevertheless there are many people with a vested interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders might all suggest conveyancers to instruct. Sometimes these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there exists a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the right to select your preferred lawyer. Don't forget that many mortgage providers specify a panel list of lawyers you must use for the mortgage related work in your home move.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Southgate regulated by the SRA

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

  • Aspen Morris, 141 High Street, Southgate, London, London, N14 6BP
  • Lewis Terrance Rose Solicitors, Southgate Office Village, Block F 2nd Floor, 288 Chase Road, London, N14 6HF
  • Stilemans, Block D 1st Floor, Southgate Office Village, 286 Chase Road, London, N14 6HF
  • Petrou & Co, Block A, Southgate Office Village, 284 Chase Road, London, N14 6HF
  • Millington Wallace & Co, Block D Ist Floor, 286 Chase Road, Southgate, London, Greater London, N14 6HF

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Southgate regulated by the CLC

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

Planning law solicitors in Southgate regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southgate with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Vanderpump & Sykes Llp, Lough Point, 2 Gladbeck Way, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 7JA
  • Stuart & Co, 285 Fore Street, London, London, N9 0PD
  • Sal & Co Solicitors Limited, 191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London, England, N18 2UD
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Coldham Shield & Mace Solicitors Llp, 123-125 Station Road, Chingford, London, E4 6AG

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

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