Is there a reason to appoint a Barnet conveyancing practice given that web based alternatives are more affordable?
To take your time to find shop around for conveyancing costs in Barnet and you should seek an affordable quote but don’t be focused with scouring the internet for the cheapest Barnet conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted solicitor. An e-mail can never take the place of a phone conversation and are no substitute for a face to face meeting. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of hand holding that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. He or She will keep you updated on progress and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to call the office you will know who you need to speak to and we'll ensure you are in the know.
Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Barnet even where I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance if I wish to acquire an office in Barnet with a mortgage from The Royal Bank of Scotland?
Our comparison service is predominantly there to get a quote from domestic conveyancing solicitors in Barnet but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page some Barnet commercial conveyancing firms. You should enquire with the solicitors directly to see if they can also act for The Royal Bank of Scotland
I had intended to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Barnet for our house move. Our broker informed us that our mortgage company Yorkshire Building Society won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unfair competition?
A mortgage company will insist on an approved conveyancer act for it. Borrowers are liable to bear the cost of this. Try using our tool to get a quote from a solicitor to conduct conveyancing in Barnet on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing panel.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Barnet is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Barnet are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Barnet you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Barnet 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 property.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Barnet conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Barnet conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Barnet conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:
How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation? What are the costs for lease extension work?
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Barnet conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?
Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, 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 make a decision on the premium.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Barnet residence 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.