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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Haringey

My partner’s dad is a property lawyer. I hope that I will receive friends and family rates for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of figure should I be paying for conveyancing in Haringey?

Do compare pricing. Make use of our search tool on this page. You will notice that fees will vary but service levels do are distinct between solicitors as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.

We are only a couple days away from an exchange on a house in Haringey and my mum and dad have sent the exchange deposit to my conveyancing practitioner. I am now told that as the deposit has not arrived from me my conveyancing practitioner needs to make a notification to my lender. Apparently, in also acting for the mortgage company he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I informed the mortgage company regarding my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really necessary for this now to delay the deal?

Your lawyer is obliged to clarify with lender to make sure that they understand that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only notify this to your lender if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

Completed the sale of my flat in Haringey last January but my buyer keeps calling me to moan that their solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?

Following your house sale your conveyancer is duty bound to deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Where relevant, your solicitor must also confirm that the home loan has been redeemed to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion procedures just for conveyancing in Haringey.

Just bought a detached house in Haringey , how long should it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my ownership? My Haringey conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to check the land registry aspects are addressed.

As far as conveyancing in Haringey is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry have to notify any 3rd persons or bodies. Currently approximately three quarters of such applications are completed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration is effected once the buyer has moved in to the property therefore registration formalities is not usually top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I am employed by a busy estate agent office in Haringey where we have experienced a number of flat sales put at risk due to short leases. I have been given conflicting advice from local Haringey conveyancing firms. Could you confirm whether the owner of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer need not have to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

After months of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Haringey. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

if there is a missing landlord or if 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 Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Haringey property is 16 Langham Close in June 2009. The Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the Applicant to the Respondent for the grant of a new lease was £45,672. This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 25.4 years.

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