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Your conveyancer is responsible for handling the legal aspect of home purchases. They are also tasked with organising essential searches on the property and surrounding land. These searches can highlight any flood risks, ground stability, and contaminated land concerns. They also look at the levels of radon gas in the area of Barnet you are looking to move to.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Barnet

    Our team found that the average conveyancing cost in Barnet when buying a property is £1,750 and £1,640 when selling. The conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days to complete in Barnet.

    Once you have instructed your conveyancer, they will organise the required searches on the home and surrounding land. This is an essential part of the conveyancing process and can shed light on any problems or concerns. 

    Why Hire a Barnet Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer's main responsibility is to guide you through the legalities of your property purchase or sale. This includes conducting conveyancing searches and explaining any legal jargon.

    According to the UK House Price Index, 3,881 existing properties and 362 new builds were sold in the Barnet area over the past year. Detached properties increased the most in price, rising by 15.2% in April 2022.

    Instructing your conveyancer when your offer has been agreed will ensure minimal delays. Here are some tasks that your conveyancer will carry out:

    • Conducting conveyancing searches
    • Liaising with mortgage lenders
    • Checking through the contracts and raising enquiries
    • Arranging the exchange of contracts
    • Agreeing on the completion date
    • Paying disbursements on your behalf

    This list is not exhaustive and your conveyancer may have to complete further duties. This is guaranteed in difficult cases such as buying or selling leasehold properties.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Barnet?

    The average house price in Barnet is £589,706, meaning that the average conveyancing fees when buying a freehold property is £1,750. Those purchasing a leasehold property can expect to pay £1,860 on average. When selling property in Barnet, the average fees are £1,640 for freehold properties and £1,780 for leasehold properties.

    Conveyancing costs are made up of legal fees, disbursements, and searches. One search that you must pay for is the full Local Authority Search. According to the Barnet Council website, a full Local Authority Search costs £269.17 including VAT.

    Various factors impact the final amount such as the property type and the location.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Barnet?

    The conveyancing process takes 159 days on average to complete in Barnet. This matches the national average which is also 159 days.

    The entire process from the initial listing to completion day takes approximately 297 days in total. This is 23 days more than the national average and is because properties are on the market for a longer period of time compared to other regions.

    The total length of time your conveyancing process will take is dependent on a variety of factors. If you are buying a leasehold property, you may find that it takes longer as your conveyancer will have extra paperwork to submit.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Barnet?

    The conveyancing searches organised by your conveyancer are essential to the house buying process in the UK. They will include useful information and essential details of the home and surrounding area. This includes documents and reports held by Barnet Council.

    There are several sources of flooding within Barnet. These include surface water flooding, flooding from ordinary watercourses, and groundwater flooding.

    Geobar's Subsidence Map revealed that the amount of subsidence in Barnet is lower than both central and areas of South London. However, it is still at a level that would be considered a potential concern for those looking to purchase a property in the area.

    For Barnet, these levels are some of the lowest found across the UK and it is unlikely that it is something that will be a concern when buying a house in the area.

    Data taken from Get The Data and Geobear's Subsidence Map