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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Barnet

At what point will exchange of contracts happen for sale conveyancing in New Barnet and am I required to be at the solicitors office?

Where you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in New Barnet you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the firms we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The signing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is necessary for the conveyancer to officially exchange at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in New Barnet)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as a 1st time buyer of a ground floor flat in New Barnet. Do I pick up the keys to the property on the completion date from my lawyer? If so, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in New Barnet?

On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in New Barnet. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the completion advance to the seller's solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be able to receive the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

A friend pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in New Barnet there may be various restrictions preventing external alterations to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in New Barnet which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external variations. Part of the conveyancing in New Barnet should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I'm at the point of viewing apartments in New Barnet and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a lawyer appointed at this point? I intend to finance via a home loan with HSBC.

You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the estate agent. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with HSBC, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

Just acquired a terraced house in New Barnet , how long will it take for the Land Registry to record my proprietorship? My New Barnet conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be sure the registration formalities are dealt with.

As far as conveyancing in New Barnet is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry communicate with any interested persons or bodies. As of today in the region of three quarters of submission are fully addressed within 12 days but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Historically registration takes place once the buyer is living at the property so an expedited registration is not typically an essential issue but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers can contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in New Barnet for my home move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

One can see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded telephone calls for training requirements.

Looking forward to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in New Barnet. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?

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

    What you can do if an adjoining owner is in violation of a provision in their lease? Where does the liability rest for repairing the window frames Rent payments - how much and what the invoice dates are, and also know whether this is subject to change The total ownership of the premises. This might be the property itself but could also include a loft or cellar if appropriate. Whether your lease caters for for a sinking account for major works?
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in New Barnet please enquire of your solicitor in advance of your conveyancing in New Barnet.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can one make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a New Barnet conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Where there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to assess the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a New Barnet property 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 affected 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 76 years.

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