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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnet

Various web forums that I have come across warn that are the primary reason for delay in Barnet house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Barnet.

About to purchase a new build flat in Barnet. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Barnet

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please supply a car parking plan. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Barnet is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Barnet are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Barnet you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Barnet 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 premises.

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At this site obtain an accurate costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the issues for your conveyancing in Barnet. As opposed to estate agents and brokerage sites we do not have commission arrangements with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors paying the most kickback, not the best value conveyancing in Barnet

We are about to buying a house in Barnet. Could the solicitor keep our purchase price a secret from sites such as Nestoria. How could this be achieved ?

HMLR are legally required to note price sold data on a register of the title for domestic properties countrywide which includes premises in Barnet. The Title Register is an open document, so HMLR would be breaching their statutory duty excluded specific homes such as your property in Barnet.

In essence you can ask HMLR to withhold the price paid entry but the answer will be in the negative.

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