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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnet

Do I have to attend the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Barnet so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

These days conveyancing panel lawyers for mortgage companies carry out the vast majority of communications via Royal Mail, internet or over the phone. This enables them to conduct the legal work for your home move no matter where you live in England or Wales. Nevertheless you should check if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if needed.

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Bank of Ireland. Barnet conveyancing lawyers have been instructed. How long does it take for Bank of Ireland to forward the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Bank of Ireland conducted the valuation? Have you advised Bank of Ireland as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I currently have a mortgage with Coventry BS for my property in Barnet. Conveyancing was finalised months ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Coventry BS?

Your original mortgage agreement with Coventry BS will provide that you need their approval prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Coventry BS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Coventry BS will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Coventry BS directly. You need not do this via a Coventry BS conveyancing panel firm.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Barnet. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Barnet?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Barnet. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am buying a new build flat in Barnet. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 Barnet

    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. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Please supply a car parking plan. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

I am hoping to sign contracts shortly on a garden flat in Barnet. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Barnet should include some of the following:

    The landlord’s rights to access the property. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. Responsibility for maintaining the window frames What the implications are if you breach a clause of your lease? if lease has a provision for a sinking fund? An explanation as to the provision as set out in the lease to to contribute towards maintenance costs - in relation to the building, and the wider rights a tenant enjoys
For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Barnet please enquire of your solicitor in advance of your conveyancing in Barnet.

I am the proprietor of a basement flat in Barnet. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to assess the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Barnet 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 76 years.

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