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Conveyancing in Whetstone : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Whetstone conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Whetstone conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Whetstone conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal links with Whetstone estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Whetstone lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Whetstone conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Excellent communication together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Whetstone home moves can become a lot more protracted due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the the lawyers for the other party are based in Whetstone - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whetstone since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whetstone

We see that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Whetstone?

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

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is removed from the RBS Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Whetstone?

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 for a fee.

My wife and I are at the point of looking at flats in Whetstone and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it advisable to have my conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a home loan with Bank of Ireland.

You should start requesting conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

Intending to buy a maisonette in Whetstone. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Principality conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Whetstone conveyancing practitioner is on the Principality conveyancing panel.

I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Whetstone solicitor - who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Barclays will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Barclays 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. Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Whetstone postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Barclays, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Whetstone.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Whetstone is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

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

Should I be wary that estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a web based conveyancing firm rather than a local Whetstone conveyancing firm?

As with lots of service providers, often referrals from family and friends can be very helpful. Yet there are numerous parties with a vested interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and banks may suggest lawyers to choose. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to appoint your preferred lawyer. Don't forget that the majority of banks specify a panel list of law firms you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your conveyancing.

I was advised by my lender that their panel conveyancers work on no completion no charge basis for conveyancing in Whetstone. My purchase aborted nevertheless the conveyancers have invoiced for search fees! They say the fees are seperate!

By promising "no completion no fee" Whetstone conveyancing firms are writing off their fees for any work carried out. We should point out that this is not to be regarded as an insurance scheme. you will still required to cover any costs that the conveyancer has incurred for you for example Whetstone local authority searches

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Whetstone

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whetstone specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • C P Christou Llp, 2nd Floor, Regal House, 1138 High Road, Whetstone, London, London, N20 0RA
  • Carlsons Solicitors Limited, Whetstone House, 1-3 Oakleigh Road North, Whetstone, London, N20 9HE
  • Ellicotts Llp, 1278 High Road, London, N20 9RS
  • Kleyman & Co Solicitors Limited, The Brentano Suite, Prospect House, 2 Athenaeum Road, London, London, N20 9AE
  • Atalaw Solicitors, 255a Oakleigh Road North, London, N20 0DG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Whetstone regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Whetstone with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Whetstone. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • C P Christou Llp, 2nd Floor, Regal House, 1138 High Road, Whetstone, London, London, N20 0RA
  • Carlsons Solicitors Limited, Whetstone House, 1-3 Oakleigh Road North, Whetstone, London, N20 9HE
  • Ellicotts Llp, 1278 High Road, London, N20 9RS
  • Kleyman & Co Solicitors Limited, The Brentano Suite, Prospect House, 2 Athenaeum Road, London, London, N20 9AE
  • Dominic Levent Solicitors Ltd, Second Floor, 1345 High Road, Whetstone, London, Middlesex, N20 9HR

Planning law solicitors in Whetstone regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Whetstone specialising in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • Barnett Alexander Conway Ingram Llp, Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1QB
  • Vanderpump & Sykes Llp, Lough Point, 2 Gladbeck Way, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 7JA
  • Moerans, 123 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JR
  • Sal & Co Solicitors Limited, 191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London, England, N18 2UD
  • Stuart & Co, 285 Fore Street, London, London, N9 0PD

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