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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Friern Barnet

Is there a reason to instruct a Friern Barnet conveyancing firm given that internet based conveyancers are easier on the wallet?

To take your time to find scrutinise conveyancing costs in Friern Barnet and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t waste your energy scouring the internet for the cheapest Friern Barnet conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a stressful move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't be as helpful as a telephone conversation and are no substitute for a face to face appointment. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you as to headway and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to call the firm you will know who you need to speak to and they will be sure you are kept fully informed.

We note that you have a post code search directory identifying law firms on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Friern Barnet?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Friern Barnet.

My wife and I purchasing a terrace house in Friern Barnet. The intention is to an extension at the rear at the property.Will legal work on the property involve enquiries to see if these works are prohibited?

Your solicitor will review the deeds as conveyancing in Friern Barnet will occasionally identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit certain alterations or need the permission of a 3rd party. Certain additions need local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Friern Barnet. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

I can not fathom if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have telephoned my Friern Barnet building society branch on a couple of occasions and was advised it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My Friern Barnet conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they would not lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

The property lawyer must comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook section two conditions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

I am buying a property and the lawyer has identified Chancel Repair for which the house could be obligated to pay given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. He has recommended insurance. Is this really required for conveyancing in Friern Barnet

Unless a prior purchase of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you could assume that lawyers conducting conveyancing in Friern Barnet to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Friern Barnet is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Friern Barnet are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Friern Barnet you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Friern Barnet may ascertain 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.

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