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Conveyancing in Friern Barnet Q & A's

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Updated: 16/10/16

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Friern Barnet's nearest train station is New Southgate. Friern Barnet's closest airport is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 17 miles, Luton Airport is 21 mile s, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 9 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 21 mile away.

The nearest hospital for Friern Barnet is Priory Southgate.


We need discount conveyancing in Friern Barnet. as we are on a budget.


Many online and high street conveyancers purport to offer cheap conveyancing. However extra costs are often hiding in the terms of engagement. The conveyancing quote ought to list the disbursements to be paid. Any costs which are listed in the solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable and clear and be applicable solely where your solicitor is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


Environmental searches are standard procedure but in light of recent climactic events for instance the catastrophic flooding in the UK in April 2012 are they the best way to ascertain sufficient information about the Friern Barnet future flood risk?


An experienced Friern Barnet conveyancer should always carry out rigorous environmental searches (Landmark database search) if the standard searches spots a significant risk Friern Barnet flood risk area data

For greater area background might be able to speak to a local resident.


Which environmental factors can affect land in Friern Barnet?

Residential property in Friern Barnet may be contaminated by a broad range of human activities, like coal mining and hazardous substances in the ground. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.


Do you recommend that I get a chancel liability search? I am buying a flat conversion in Friern Barnet.


There are fifteen thousand ecclesiastical parishes throughout England and Wales. Owners of property within some of these may be required to fund the repair of a local church. A chancel search is used to check that such a liability exists. Church properties in this area where a chancel search may be appropriate include All Saints, S Peter Le Poer, St James the Great and The Parish Church of St John the Evangelist.


How is stamp duty measured and what should it be on a £383000 property?


The SDLT that is payable is calculated based on the valuation. Stamp duty will be £11490 on a £383000 property.*

*Source:, September 2012


How many weeks does it take my property lawyer to handle the conveyancing formalities on the top floor of home we hope to buy?


Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from around a month and 3 months, which can be affected by various issues for example the efficiency of the vendor's solicitor, or the length of the chain.


What is the council tax on a period detached Band H property in Friern Barnet?


Frequently the report on title will provide the relevant Enfield council tax band. Council tax rates for homes in Friern Barnet are detailed online at the Enfield council website. On (19 October 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £938.00
  • Band B - £1,094.00
  • Band C - £1,251.00
  • Band D - £1,407.00
  • Band E - £1,720.00
  • Band F - £2,032.00
  • Band G - £2,345.00
  • Band H - £2,814.00


We are on a short deadline and would like ensure fast conveyancing, what should we do?


Contacting a communicative lawyer is key a faster move. Furthermore, there are several tasks you could do, including, getting your mortgage offer in place, quickly answering your lawyer's questions and encouraging your lawyer to carry out searches promptly.