Conveyancing Solicitors in Finchley

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Conveyancing in Finchley

Conveyancing involves the legal work and documentation required to transfer a property from the seller to the buyer. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Finchley, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Finchley and throughout Barnet handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Croydon, Edmonton, Hampstead, North London and London

Finchley Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Finchley

An area in North London, Finchley is known for its multicultural community, the arts depot, and the nearby Hampstead Heath. Popular residential areas include North Finchley and East Finchley. Finchley is well-served by the London Underground, providing links to central London. Finchley has a population of approximately 65,000.

Finchley house prices

The average price paid for a property in Finchley between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Finchley (2023/24)

Finchley is in London Borough of Barnet.

Band Amount
A £1,224.11
B £1,428.13
C £1,632.15
D £1,836.17
E £2,244.21
F £2,652.24
G £3,060.28
H £3,672.34

What does a Finchley property lawyer do?

A conveyancing solicitor plays a key role after an offer has been accepted.

The solicitor will raise questions for the seller, order searches, review contracts and handle post-completion tasks, such as paying Stamp Duty and registering the property ownership with the Land Registry.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Finchley conveyancing solicitors could also undertake checks for leasehold complexities, including short and defective leases.

Are you purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When you purchase a property, your solicitor must also handle some legal work for your mortgage bank.

If your lawyer isn't accepted on your bank or building society's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

More than 100 lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Finchley transaction without delay.

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Buying a home in a conservation area

When buying a home in a conservation area, your conveyancing solicitor will check for potential planning issues, including lack of approval for an extension, and roof maintenance restrictions. Conservation areas in Finchley and across the Barnet local authority include:

  • Watling Estate
  • Glenhill Close
  • Railway Terraces Cricklewood
  • Totteridge

Listed buildings

Somewhere in the region of 500,000 listed buildings exist in England and Wales, and around 660 of which are in London Borough of Barnet.

Listed buildings and properties in and around Finchley include:

  • Spaniards Mount, 61 Winnington Road, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Finchley, Barnet, Greater London Authority
  • The Firs, 24 Spaniards End, Finchley, Barnet, Greater London Authority
  • Numbers 1 To 7 And Attached Railings, 1-7 Lytton Close, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Finchley, Barnet, Greater London Authority
  • Numbers 2 To 8 And Attached Railings, 2-8 Lytton Close, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Finchley, Barnet, Greater London Authority
  • Number 9 And Attached Railings, 9 Lytton Close, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Finchley, Barnet, Greater London Authority

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include maintenance of historic features, consent required for energy efficient alterations and . Our experienced panel of solicitors will help you understand the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail.

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Purchasing a Shared Ownership house or flat

Shared ownership (sometimes referred to as shared equity) means buying only a share in the property from a registered provider of social housing. Shared ownership conveyancing is more involved, because contracts are more complex and may contain restrictive covenants.

With extensive specialist experience, our panel of solicitors will assist you with every step of the process.

Buying a leasehold property

Selling a leasehold property can be complicated. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and unfair clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Finchley

As part of the property selling process in Finchley, your lawyer will prepare vital paperwork, including title deeds and property information forms.

Duties include resolving any potential issues, responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions and handling the mortgage redemption.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, your solicitor will also work with all parties, such as agents, managing agents and lenders.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold home can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time needed by to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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Remortgage conveyancing

The base interest rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Verify your conveyancing solicitor is on your bank or building society's panel before you instruct.

Our partner panel solicitors can act for over 100 building societies and banks, so whether you are changing to a discount mortgage with NatWest or moving to a shared ownership mortgage with Accord, we can help take care of the legal side.

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Transferring Equity in Finchley

Whether you are adding one or more people to the deeds, transferring the ownership of your property to a child or estate planning, you will need to work with a solicitor to carry out a transfer of equity. Your solicitor will quickly and efficiently complete the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Finchley?

It only takes a minute to get a conveyancing quote, but knowing what's actually included can be complex.

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These fees are what your lawyer charges you for the legal services they provide. Your solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Disbursements

The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, such as Stamp Duty and property searches.

Read the terms and conditions

Some solicitors' quotes may include additional charges in the small print, leading to a final bill that is higher than the original quote. When comparing quotes, watch out for additional charges.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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