Conveyancing Solicitors in Whetstone

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Conveyancing in Whetstone

Conveyancing is the process of preparing legal documents for a property sale, remortgage or lease extension, and transferring legal ownership if the property is being sold. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Whetstone, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Whetstone 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: Barnet, Croydon, North London and London

Whetstone Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Whetstone

Nestled in the London Borough of Barnet, Whetstone is an area known for its high-quality restaurants and local shops. It offers an array of housing options from modern apartments to detached family homes. Oak Hill Park and Friary Park offer ample green spaces for leisure activities.

Whetstone benefits from excellent transport links, with Totteridge & Whetstone Underground station providing easy access to Central London. This makes it a great choice for city workers seeking a suburban lifestyle. The estimated population of Whetstone is about 14,000.

Whetstone house prices

The average price paid for a property in Whetstone between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Whetstone (2023/24)

Whetstone 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 will my Whetstone solicitor do?

Your property lawyer will take care of the technical side of a home purchase. The solicitor will order property searches, raise questions for the seller, review contracts and handle post-completion tasks, like paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Whetstone conveyancing solicitors may carry out checks for leasehold issues, such as excessive service charges and ground rents.

Will you be taking out a mortgage?

When you buy a property with a mortgage, the bank or building society that's giving you the mortgage must check the property meets their criteria for lending.

Your transaction could take significantly longer to complete and also cost more if your lawyer is not on your lender's panel.

Over 100 mortgage lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors, so we can help you complete your Whetstone transaction smoothly.

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Conservation areas

When you buy a house or flat in a Whetstone conservation area, your solicitor will check for planning approval issues, which could include lack of conservation area consent for alterations or roof maintenance restrictions. Conservation areas in Whetstone and across the Barnet local authority include:

  • Hendon Church End
  • Finchley Church End
  • Golders Green Town Centre
  • Glenhill Close
  • Moss Hall Crescent

Buying a listed building

There are over half a million listed properties in England and Wales, and around 660 of which are in London Borough of Barnet.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Whetstone include:

  • Church Of St Peter, Church Lane, Whetstone, Blaby, Leicestershire

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Our specialist panel of solicitors will clarify the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail. Examples include regular upkeep, required consent for any alterations and public access to certain areas.

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Buying a Shared Ownership property

Shared ownership conveyancing involves purchasing a share (e.g. 25% or 50%) of a property from a registered provider of social housing. Shared ownership conveyancing is more complex, as all properties are leasehold and mortgage lenders' apply stricter criteria.

Whether you are buying a shared ownership property or staircasing, your solicitor can assist you with every aspect of the purchase process.

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Selling a property in Whetstone

When selling a Whetstone home, your solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation - like the sale contract and the various property information forms, and help you complete these forms. The lawyer's role involves addressing snags like a missing electrical installation certificate, responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor and handling the mortgage redemption.

Your lawyer will also coordinate with both sides, like estate agents, landlords and lenders, confirming that the sale of your property is completed successfully.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Whetstone?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is much more difficult in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Whetstone, for example obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to finding out if there are any payment arrears.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is strongly advised that you instruct a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

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Remortgaging a property in Whetstone

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

It's imprtant that you confirm your conveyancer's lender panel membership before you instruct your solicitor.

Our partner panel solicitors can work with 99% of all building societies and banks. Whether you are switching to a 30-year mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society or moving to a variable rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our experienced conveyancing team can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Whetstone Transfer of equity

Whether you are buying out the equity of a joint owner, transferring the ownership of your home to your daughter, son or other family member or inheritance tax planning, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity. Your lawyer will complete the process for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Whetstone?

Legal fees

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

Conveyancing disbursements

A disbursement is a cost that your solicitor must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Is it a fixed fee quote?

Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in the small print, leading to a final bill that is higher than the original quote. Make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote, when comparing quotes.

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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