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Buying or Selling in Barnsbury – 1st Move Conveyancing Barnsbury are Specialist Solicitors with Local Expertise

IIf you need a conveyancing quote in Barnsbury at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors we make buying or selling your home as painless as possible.
We strive to deliver a first class service. We specialise in dealing with matters in Barnsbury. We are experienced in both sales and purchases.

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Searches on my Conveyancing Quote

What is included in a local authority search covering Barnsbury? There are two parts to a local authority search – Local Land Charge Register search and Enquiries of the local authority. The second part of the search – Enquiries of the local authority – supplies information relating to whether the roadway abutting the property is public or private, proposals for new roadways, rail schemes or planning history relating to the title. The search can also include outstanding statutory notices, breaches of planning or building regulations or the existence of a compulsory purchase order. Environmental factors, such as whether the house stands on contaminated land or in a Radon gas affected area are also covered but see out comments on Environmental Searches also.

Do you recommend that I order an Environmental enquiry on the property that we are buying in Barnsbury? Yes we including this in our quote. We would always recommend an environmental search on the ground you intend to purchase which is available from a number of search companies including Future Climate. The environmental search results provide details of present and past environmental risks together with a assessment from an environmental expert confirming whether or not the properties, based upon the information revealed by the search, would be classified contaminated land by the Local Authority.

Apart from showing that the land in Barnsbury is connected to the mains water supply and mains drainage what other data does a a CON29DW show? A water authority search shows to a potential interested party that the land parcel they are interested in does not need a “build over consent” because the vendor has constructed an alteration within three metres of a public drain. It also shows a raft of other details such as water quality and historical evidence of internal sewer flooding.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in Barnsbury?

  • At 1st Move Conveyancing we believe our fixed price quote delivers excellent value for money.
  • We are a CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accredited firm of solicitors providing conveyancing to clients in Barnsbury. Our processes and procedures have been approved by the Law Society,
  • Our quote is subject to our Terms and Conditions but there are No Hidden Extras.
  • Our guide to Unknown Costs and Limitations will give you an idea on what other possible costs or expenses to budget for outside the quote for the legal fees and known disbursements.

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General Conveyancing Tips

There is invariably mortgage finance to obtain and it should be noted that a conveyancing solicitor cannot rely on a oral confirmation by mortgage broker or anyone else. The conveyancing solicitor should have sight of your final written mortgage offer in order that she may (i) verify that you are getting the loan you need and ensure that you can comply with any conditions of the mortgage offer imposed in the mortgage terms.

The Legal Ombudsman advises “Be wary of referrals and recommendations” There are lots of vested interests in the conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders might all suggest law firms for you to use. They may make this sound like it is essential for your matter to use these firms. Whilst some are genuine recommendations often there might be a payment relationship behind the recommendation. Ask how much your agent is being paid by the lawyer – you may be surprised at the amount – if they are properly regulated they are meant to tell you. If you want to read more about referral fees see this article from the Daily Mail. Remember that you are free to choose your own lawyer.

What is the difference between freehold and leasehold property? If you own a freehold property it invariable means you own a house or bungalow and that includes the whole building and the land it stands on. As you own everything you are responsible for all expenses needed to sustain the fabric of the house. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including Barnsbury some houses are also leasehold. Leasehold means you effectively lease a property for a number of years – usually a very long period of 99, 125 or even 999 years. You may pay a small ground rent of a few hundred pounds to the landlord each year. For leasehold there will be a lease agreement with the landlord setting out the rights and obligations including the requirement to contribute jointly to the care of the building in which the leasehold property is located and possibly also building insurance.

FAQs in Barnsbury

Are you on the panel of Chorley Building Society? Yes we act for all major lenders and many smaller lenders.

We see that you do not have an office in Barnsbury? Is this a concern? No because like all modern firms of lawyers we count on technology to assist us in our office to ensure that matters are dealt with quickly. Your proximity to our office is not going to cause a delay. We are also authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to carry out work throughout England and Wales (which obviously includes Barnsbury).

If you are a first time buyer what additional disbursements can we anticipate? If you are using a Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA your conveyancer are required to make certain procedures to ensure release of those funds including any bonus. If you complete the quote you will see there is an yes no box for Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA. Please chose yes if you have one. You will usually save on Stamp Duty which will be nil up to three hundred thousand pounds. If you select “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” option on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

What Stamp Duty Land Tax if I am buying a buy to let in Barnsbury? Buyers of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties, will have to pay an extra 3% in on top of current rates of Stamp Duty for each band for all property over £40,000. If you chose “yes” to the “Buy to Let/Second Owner” toggle on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If we are buying a leasehold what additional payments can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the costs up front in our quote. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by freeholder and management companies also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a freeholder and managing agents who both charge. These charges therefore vary considerably with some leasehold purchases the fees can be as low as £10 but in extreme cases the costs charged can be around £600. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

If we are selling a flat in a retirement development what additional fees can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the disbursements up front in our estimate. There are going to be two potential costs. First, the costs charged by freeholder and management companies will vary for providing information often in a pro forma response called LPE1. The charge for this varies from company to company often it is approximately £300 but is can be more in unusual cases. Second, the lease could contains a agreement for the outgoing to pay a charge to the freeholder based on a percentage of the market value which is sometimes around 1-2% although other formula may be used. The lease will need to be checked carefully.


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About Barnsbury.

Barnsbury is an area of north London in the London Borough of Islington, in the N1 postal district.

The name is a syncopated form of Bernersbury (1274), being so called after the Berners family: powerful medieval manorial lords who gained ownership of a large part of Islington after the Norman Conquest. The area of Barnsbury was predominantly rural until the early nineteenth century.

By the end of the 18th century, however, Barnsbury, like other parts of Islington, was being regarded as attractive part-rural suburbs by the comparatively wealthy people wanting to move out of the cramped City of London and industrial Clerkenwell. The area is close to the City, and had strong local trade in its position as the first staging post for travellers making the journey from London to the north, and with considerable agricultural traffic and cattle driving to the nearby Smithfield cattle market in the City.

Pentonville Prison (built 1842) is located within Barnsbury.

Get In Touch We can start work on your matter today

You can complete the Instruct Us button on your quote and completed your contact details or call 01708 757575  and speak with Mark Sadler or email mbs@ker.co.uk and we will do the rest.


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