Do the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend handle attended exchange conveyancing in East Finchley?
We do have a number of conveyancing specialists carrying out attended exchanges. You should call us to obtain a fee calculation and details as to dates.
What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in East Finchley?
Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in East Finchley and elsewhere in North London is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for conflict between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. For instance, the seller, estate agent and even potentially your bank. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in East Finchley is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the legal process whose role it is to protect your legal interests and to protect you.
Sometimes a third party with a vested interest will attempt to persuade you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For example, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your solicitor is slow. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do something that is contrary to your lawyers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.
Can I be sure that the East Finchley conveyancing solicitor on the Principality panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in East Finchley seeking recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.
The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in East Finchley. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in East Finchley. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancing practitioner. I paid an advanced payment of £200. Not long after, the property lawyer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nottingham panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one round the corner in East Finchley I like with open areas and transport links nearby, however it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in East Finchley in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?
Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.
How easy is it to swap firm as I have to appoint one who is on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing list. I hired a high street conveyancing solicitor in East Finchley round the corner but she is not accepted by Bank of Scotland
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in East Finchley on the Bank of Scotland panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in East Finchley. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in East Finchley.