We are on hand to answer questions and provide support to our conveyancers to ensure the transaction is advanced as efficiently as possible and ensuring you are kept fully informed along the way.
We also offer no completion, no fee and transparency on fees so there should be no hidden costs with your transaction. If anything happens out of the ordinary, then we will always let you know at the first available opportunity so you can make an informed decision. We know how expensive the house buying and selling process can be and work hard to ensure costs are limited.
We provide clients with access to an online case management system where you can find updates, track your case and get in touch. We also ensure as much of the process is carried out online and remotely as we can, meaning you can work with us at a time and in a place that suits you.
All of the conveyancing solicitors Enfield we work with are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), therefore you have the peace of mind that your solicitor has the training, knowledge and regulation required to handle you and your property.
Like many of the outer boroughs of London to the North and West of the Capital, Enfield was originally part of the historic county of Middlesex. The London Borough of Enfield was formed in 1965 by merging Enfield, Edmonton and Southgate. It now sits around 10 miles from the city centre and shares a border with the M25, making it a prime commuter location.
The Borough of Enfield has a strong history with notable historic buildings and also prominence in the manufacturing industry, due to its proximity to the River Lea, early railways and road structures. Historic buildings with architectural importance located in the borough include St Andrew’s Church dating back to the 17th Century, All Saints Church from the 15th Century, Enfield Grammar School from the 16th Century, Forty Hall from the 17th Century, Grovelands from the 18th Century and Broomfield House from the 17th Century.
Interestingly, Enfield was the location of some of the earliest successful horticultural hothouses. In particular, the hothouses in Enfield had particular success with orange trees and myrtle. In fact, Enfield has a strong connection with market gardening and the industry surrounding this pre-World War II, with the Enfield produce being supplied to much of London and the surrounding area. Visitors can still see trees from the historic Enfield orchards in the Willow Estate area of the borough. Enfield Market, now governed by the Old Enfield Charitable Trust, has been running regularly since 1303, with the market square being built in 1632, except for a short time in the mid-1800s. In addition, the world’s first ATM machine was located in the Enfield branch of Barclays bank in 1967.
Looking at the industrial history of the borough, Enfield is home to the former Royal Small Arms Factory located at Enfield lock. This factory produced famous Enfield rifles and was infamous for the production and supply of British military rifles, muskets and swords. Later the world renowned Lee Enfield rifle was produced here and was used during both World Wars. Over time, more than 2 million rifles were made here and over 9,500 people were employed at the factory at its peak. The production of Bricks for building was also prominent in the Enfield area until the 1950s with both red and yellow bricks produced to overcome the shortage of stone suitable for building in London. Enfield Grammar School was built using locally produced bricks and many garden walls in the borough have been made using defective bricks. In 1976, the last known brickworks in the area ceased production.
Whilst poet John Keats was born in Moorgate, he attended the more affordable school in Enfield, than its counterparts of Harrow and Eton. It is thought that the more family feel of Enfield Grammar School encouraged Keats love of poetry, the classics and history.
Enfield has long since been a popular location to settle and raise a family. It is a prime commuter location with a number of different housing options. The borough benefits from in excess of 900 hectares of parks and open spaces, meaning approximately one tenth of the borough is given over to public open space. Over 27 miles of river also pass through the borough. It is easy to understand why many people seek a home here, due to its perfect combination of access to green belt land, good schools and facilities and commuting options.
Gentleman’s Row and River View in the centre of Enfield town are home to some of the prime Georgian and Victorian Houses found in the borough, which naturally attract high price tags. Across the remainder of the borough, like many of its neighbours, we find a mixture of Victorian houses, those from 1920s and 1930s, detached and semi-detached homes, terraced housing and modern flats. At the time of writing, the average house price across Enfield is around £450,00-£500,000.
With building work commencing in 2023, a significant programme of regeneration is happening in the borough. The Meridian Water Project is a council regeneration policy costing £65 billion and estimated to take 25 years. Its vision is to eventually create 10,000 homes, of which 4,000 will be in the affordable category. The project aims to help ease the burden of the London housing crisis, provide homes for local people and generate jobs in the area. It hopes to generate jobs through construction, but also by attracting businesses to relocate to Enfield due to excellent transport links and high-speed internet provision plans. The project is also working hard to meet several environmental targets which include becoming carbon neutral by 2030, including 30% open space for the public within the development and using at least 30% recycled, local or natural materials.