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Reasons to use our Totteridge conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 No matter what any alternative companies say it just might be important to pop into your solicitor to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a house sale without needing to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 2 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Totteridge conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Totteridge conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Totteridge is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Totteridge regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Totteridge and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Totteridge since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Totteridge

My property lawyer in Totteridge is not listed on the The Royal Bank of Scotland Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor even though they are not on the The Royal Bank of Scotland list of approved lawyers?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing Totteridge lawyers but The Royal Bank of Scotland will need to use a lawyer on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing fees and result in delays.
  2. Find a new solicitor to act in the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the The Royal Bank of Scotland panel

We are purchasing a house in Totteridge. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On completion day we will need to send money into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?

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.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Yorkshire BS, do Totteridge conveyancers have to pay an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their panel, although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Totteridge. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Skipton have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Skipton your lawyer must follow the conveyancing instructions outlined in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Skipton. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Skipton where a lease fails to satisfy these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Totteridge.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Totteridge. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Totteridge

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please supply a car parking plan. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Totteridge is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

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

Last January I purchased a leasehold flat in Totteridge. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I am the proprietor of a ground floor flat in Totteridge. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for the purchase of the freehold?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Totteridge conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Totteridge premises is Flat 2 2 Netherfield Road in April 2010. The Tribunale held that premium payable for a 90 year extension to the existing Lease should be £7,705. This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 76 years.

Is there a reason that Totteridge conveyancing charges differ for leasehold and freehold properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Totteridge more often than not will involve additional work such as investigating the lease, communicating with the freeholder, obtaining up to date rent receipts, landlord’s consents, management company’s accounts amongst other tasks.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Totteridge regulated by the SRA

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

  • Mhhp Law Llp, 64-66 High Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5SJ
  • Derrick Bridges & Co, 12 Wood Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4BQ
  • Boyes Sutton & Perry Solicitors Ltd, 20 Wood Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4BJ
  • Frederick Rine Solicitors, Hadley House, 17 Park Road, High Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5RY
  • Ellicotts Llp, 1278 High Road, London, N20 9RS

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Totteridge

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Totteridge specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Mhhp Law Llp, 64-66 High Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5SJ
  • Derrick Bridges & Co, 12 Wood Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4BQ
  • Boyes Sutton & Perry Solicitors Ltd, 20 Wood Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4BJ
  • Frederick Rine Solicitors, Hadley House, 17 Park Road, High Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5RY
  • Enfield Family Law Ltd, Unit 6 Beauchamp Court, 10 Victors Way, Barnet, Herts, EN5 5TZ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Totteridge regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Totteridge specialising in commercial conveyancing in Totteridge. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Dominic Levent Solicitors Ltd, Second Floor, 1345 High Road, Whetstone, London, Middlesex, N20 9HR
  • Mhhp Law Llp, 64-66 High Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5SJ
  • Derrick Bridges & Co, 12 Wood Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4BQ
  • Boyes Sutton & Perry Solicitors Ltd, 20 Wood Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4BJ
  • Ellicotts Llp, 1278 High Road, London, N20 9RS

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

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