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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnet

I require fast conveyancing in Barnet as I have a deadline to exchange contracts in less than 4 weeks. Thankfully I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are are a mortgage free purchaser you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no law firm would suggest that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Barnet the following are examples of what can arise and adversely affect the marketability of the property: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

How does conveyancing in Barnet differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Barnet contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because new home sellers in Barnet usually purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Barnet or who has acted in the same development.

What does commercial conveyancing in Barnet cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Barnet incorporates a wide array of guidance, given by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

I’m about to sell my garden flat in Barnet. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently had a yearly maintenance charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is pay the invoice as normal given that all rents and maintenance payments should be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I inherited a ground flat in Barnet. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?

Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the price.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Barnet property 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 residue of the current lease was 76 years.

What is the best way to find the right lawyer for my conveyancing in Barnet ?

First ask your friends and family they would would instruct. Option 2 is to look on the web for conveyancing in Barnet. Phone two or three from the list and request that they email you their conveyancing fees and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will conduct your conveyancing before you make your choice. Option 3 is to make use of this site to assist you in finding the right solicitors for you based on your unique factors including location,speed, complexity and who your intended mortgage company is.Avoid the trap of appointing £99 conveyancing solicitors in Barnet

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