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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hornsey

We are planning to acquire a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Hornsey who is on the UBS solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for UBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Hornsey.

I have justdiscovered that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Hornsey for a purchase of a freehold house 9 months ago. How can I check that my home is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to see if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Hornsey conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Hornsey differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Hornsey come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because developers in Hornsey typically purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Hornsey or who has acted in the same development.

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my garden flat in Hornsey. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, but I have just received a half-yearly service charge demand – what should I do?

The sensible thing to do is clear the service charge as usual because all ground rent and service payments should be apportioned on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Following years of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Hornsey. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

if there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to calculate the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Hornsey property is 7 Aubrey Road in December 2010. By an order of the county court on 15/12/2009 the freehold interest inthe Property known as 7 Aubrey Road London N8 9HH (the Property) and registered at HM Land Registry under title number MX439124 was vested in the applicants. The Tribunal calculated that the total enfranchisement premium, assessed in accordance with Schedule 6 to the Act, was £54,633. This case affected 3 flats. The unexpired term was 73.27 years.

How does one as executor remove a deceased person's details from the title deeds for a house in Hornsey?

If a Hornsey property is jointly owned and one of the proprietors dies, the name will not immediately be removed from the Land Registry title. You are not required to remove their name as when it comes to a sale you would just be asked to evidence as to the reason the other owner is missing from the contract, such as the probate documents.

With a view to making things smoother in the future you can arrange to have the deceased party removed from the title by applying to HMLR with evidence of the death. There is no land registry fee payable.

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