Conveyancing in North London
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Buying a house in North London
As the northern part of the English capital, the term North London is commonly used to describe any area of the city north of the River Thames. Almost five million people live across the region, which has for the most part an extremely strong property market. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve been developing our knowledge of markets like the one in North London since 2001, allowing us to bring a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service to our clients in the area.
If you’re looking to buy or sell property in North London, you’ll need to instruct property lawyers to complete the legal work on your behalf.
As your conveyancer in North London, My Home Move Conveyancing can bring you our award winning customer service, innovative use of technology and a market-leading attitude to what we do. Our conveyancing service comes without any hidden extra costs, so you’ll know exactly how much you’re going to pay from the start. What’s more, if you don’t end up moving, you won’t have to pay us a thing in legal fees.
Each of our clients is assigned a dedicated conveyancer, who’ll look after your case from start to finish, providing you with a consistent point of contact and regular updates on your progress. At My Home Move Conveyancing we get things right first time, and give you online access to your account so you can check up on things at a time that’s convenient for you. We’re proud to supply our conveyancing services in North London to customers across the area, in places such as Barnet, Palmers Green, Camden, Enfield, Islington and Westminster, as well as the City of London.
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The average price of houses sold in North London over the past 12 months was £674,402, which is cheaper than Central London at £1,459,408 and West London at £1,142,160. Most sales in North London during this period involved flats, which went for an average of £533,575, while terraces fetched £827,362 and semis £917,799.
Each area of North London has its own local council responsible for properties, including Barnet Council, Camden Council, Hackney Council, Haringey Council and Islington Council.
The local area
As North London takes up a large area of London north of the River Thames, there’s a wide variety of neighbourhoods you can choose to live in. Whether you want to live in the heart of the capital or on the outskirts of the city, there are different places to suit different needs and budgets. From Barnet and Enfield in the northern reaches of North London to more central spots like Camden and Westminster, most parts of North London are popular for their fabulous access to the English capital.
There are superb transport links across North London, with the London Underground system covering large parts of the region, as well as overground services you can use. Access to the M25 is great from northernmost parts of the area, while places like Edgware are ideal for using the M1. When it’s time to go on holiday, you’ll have good access to different airports such as London City Airport and Heathrow -depending on which part of North London you’re in.
There are lots of schools across the region to choose between, with a huge number of primary schools across North London. Some of the highest rated secondary schools in the area include Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet, Holland Park School and Kensington and Chelsea’s The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School. If you’re looking for higher education facilities, you’re in the perfect place for London’s wide selection of universities.
All properties in North London will fall within one of the following council tax bands. Each local council charges a different amount of council tax, with a Band D property in Westminster paying £668.81 per year, and the same band property in Haringey paying £1,484.01.
Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.
Our promise to you…
We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.
You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.
We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!
Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.
Multiple industry awards
See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.
Best Legal Services Provider
Future of Legal Services Innovation
Most Innovative Use of Technology
Best Conveyancing Provider
National Conveyancing Firm of the Year
Best Legal Services Provider
Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.
First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.
If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!
You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…
After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.
We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.
Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.
At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.
We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.
You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?
We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.
If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.
Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.
Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:
Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.
Have to approve the wording of the lease.
Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.
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