We offer a service for buying or selling your house or commercial property where we aim to handle the entire transaction as quickly as possible.

legal services:

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

We have a Professionally efficient, friendly and reliable conveyancing services who can provide an expert advice for anybody who is buying a residential house, freehold or leasehold property.

Whether you are buying a property for the first time or you are an experienced investor in the buy to let market, you can rely on us to make your transaction straightforward, coherent and simple for you.

We will tailor our services to your needs, so you can rest assured we will find the best solution for you. Our policy is to provide our clients with a fast, professional and personal service.

We can offer advice in the following areas: 

  • Leasehold or freehold property purchases and sales
  • Right to buy (Council house purchase)
  • Buy-to-let sales or purchases
  • Re-mortgage
  • Transfer of equity
  • Shared ownership
  • Lease extension
  • Probate sales
  • Auction sales and purchases
  • Tenancy Agreement

At Nova, our specialist solicitors are on hand to help with any aspect of residential property to ensure you get the desired outcome as quickly as possible. We understand that long and complicated legal proceedings can be particularly stressful but will aim to ensure you get the help you need.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

We use our extensive experience in the commercial property sector to advise clients on all types of commercial property transactions.

As well as assisting clients with straightforward commercial freehold or leasehold purchases and sales, we advise clients on wide range of commercial agreements such as partnership agreements, option agreements, legal charges and guarantee documents.

We also act for landlords and tenants in lease renewals, leasehold disputes including recovery of rent arrears, enforcement of lease covenants, forfeiture and peaceful repossession.

We can help and act for business tenants in the following transactions:

  • Purchase of Commercial Freehold Property
  • Purchase of Commercial Leasehold Property
  • Sale of Commercial Freehold Property
  • Sale of Commercial Leasehold Property
  • Lease Transfers or Assignments
  • Business Transfers or Assignments
  • Renewal and Ending of Commercial Leases
  • Negotiating a new Lease
  • Lease Drafting Service
  • Lease Transfers or Assignments
  • Lease Renewal
  • Rent Review
  • Grant of Licence to Assign
  • Advice to Landlords and Tenants

Dedicated and specialist solicitors at Nova Solicitors will provide you the best advice on the above matters and handle any legal issues quickly and efficiently.


LANDLORD & TENANT

We act for both Landlords and Tenants alike and we can advise and assist you and represent you in court actions in all matters relating to residential Tenancy Agreements and Leases. In particular, we can help you with the following matters:

Landlord and Tenant Law is a complicated and technical area of law. As a landlord you need to make sure that you enter into the correct tenancy agreement for the appropriate tenancy you intend to create.

If you are a tenant, you need to be aware of your rights and responsibilities under your tenancy agreement.

We have extensive experience in this area of law and we can offer you sound and practical advise appropriate to your circumstances.

We act for clients in the following matters:

  • Drafting Tenancy Agreements
  • Serving notices on landlord / tenant as appropriate
  • Issuing proceedings for possession of premises
  • Recovering rent arrears
  • Evicting unauthorised occupants


FAMILY & DIVORCE

Divorce

The decision to end a marriage is a serious one which should not be taken lightly. Nova Solicitors will assist you in making an informed decision and will deal with your matter compassionately, by providing you with the support and guidance needed through these distressing times.

 It is important that you do not ignore any issues which you may be having within your relationship. We can arrange family counselling to try and resolve any disagreements which you and your partner may have. 

However, if the marriage has irretrievably broken down, your partner may choose to start divorce proceedings. Should you receive correspondence from the Courts or solicitors, you must respond. If you have received a divorce application, Nova Solicitors will be happy to discuss your circumstances and provide you with specialist matrimonial advice.

In the event you wish to proceed with a divorce, Nova Solicitors will take your individual needs in consideration.

 It should be noted that before you can start divorce proceedings you must have been married for at least one year and must be able to prove to the Court that there are no prospects of reconciliation. 

 There are five factual grounds which can be relied upon in a divorce:

  1. Unreasonable behaviour;
  2. Adultery;
  3. Desertion;
  4. Two years separation with consent;
  5. Five years separation (no consent required).

Nova Solicitors can represent you for a fixed fee and will advise you over the most cost-effective way to proceed with the divorce.

Providing guidance in a difficult subject for most to consider and discuss, ensuring your affairs are in Order, is part of our role, here at Nova Solicitors. We can provide the specialist advice and the help you need in these emotionally testing times.

 Contact our specialist Family team for further advice.

 

 Financial Issues

When making an application for a divorce there will be issues to consider regarding the division of financial assets. The Court will consider the following facts, amongst other factors, before sealing or granting a Court Order:

  1. All the circumstances of the case first consideration given to the welfare of any child of the family under the age of 18.
  2. The financial circumstances of all parties involved.
  3. Income earning capacity, property and other financial resources which each party has or is likely to have.
  4. The financial needs of all parties.
  5. Standard of living of both parties prior to marriage breaking down.
  6. The age of each party and the duration of marriage.
  7. The physical or mental disability of either party.
  8. Past, present and future contributions which each party had made to welfare of the family.
  9. The conduct of the parties.
  10. The value of any benefit lost on the dissolution of the marriage.

 It can be a daunting exercise when considering all your financial assets. We are here to help.

The Court has a wide range of powers to make both capital and income Orders. Some of the Orders available to the Court are the following:

  • Maintenance Orders: is an Order that requires the financially stronger spouse to make monthly payments to the financially weaker spouse and in some instances for the children.
  • Lump Sum Order: is when one spouse is Ordered to pay to the other spouse a specific sum.
  • Property Adjustment Order: is where property is transferred to one spouse from the other.
  • Pension Order: is where a pension is either split in two (not necessarily in equal shares) for the benefit of the other spouse or where one person’s pension is directed to be paid to the other.

Initially, we will always try and reach a financial settlement on your behalf with your former partner outside of Court, as this is the most cost-effective and fastest resolution. We would begin by ensuring full financial disclosure and requesting the same from the other party. Once a settlement is achieved between the parties, then a consent Order is drafted according to the terms of the agreement. The draft consent Order is then submitted to the Court to be finalised. By having the settlement finalised in Court, it safeguards that both parties are bound to the terms and do not break them at a later date.

Is your partner trying to sell the assets without your permission?

Act Quickly!

Obtain a freezing Order under section 37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 preventing the disposition of the assets.

Urgently call our team on 020 3489 7010.  

In situations requiring immediate action, we will work out of hours to ensure that such applications are dealt with by the Court the next day. Please call on 077 7194 5951 for any out of hours queries.

 

Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse is a serious issue which affects many women, men, and children. Nova Solicitors can help you in obtaining the required protection, in a confidential and sensitive manner. We work closely with different charity organisations and can refer you to agencies which can provide you with practical and emotional support you require.

Domestic violence means “any incident, or pattern of incidents, of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (whether psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between the prospective applicant and another prospective party.”

The Nova Solicitors specialist Family Law team can assist you in obtaining Orders if you require protection. 

A Non–Molestation Order prevents someone from using violence against you, harassing or intimidating you. This Order can carry the power of arrest to up to five years in prison.

Furthermore, we can obtain an Occupation Order against a perpetrator of domestic abuse, in Order to remove them from occupation of the property you are living in.

 We will act promptly and decisively and make sure these applications are made without delay.

In an emergency, please telephone the police on 999 and they will be able to assist you.

We offer reduced rates for people experiencing domestic abuse and needing legal advice and guidance. Where appropriate, we can refer you to solicitors that deal with public funding (formerly legal aid).

Call our team on 020 3489 7010 if you believe you have been a victim of domestic abuse. In situations requiring immediate action, we will work out of hours to ensure that such applications are dealt with by the Court the next day. Please call on 077 7194 5951 for any out of hours queries.

 

 Children

One of the most upsetting factors of a divorce is considering the arrangements for children; mainly determining who your child will live with and how much contact the non-resident parent will have.

It may be that there are already arrangements in place with the other parent which you do not want to disrupt. However, the case might be that there are serious disagreements in place regarding where the children should live or how the contact should be arranged.

Whatever the problem, Nova Solicitors can assist you in achieving a swift and amicable outcome that is best interest for both you and your children.

We follow a resolution-based code where we firstly seek to gain contact with the other parent, in a conciliatory style.  It is better for any dispute about a child to be resolved voluntarily and in an amiable manner, however sometimes this is not possible. In these circumstances, the Court needs to intervene.

The types of Orders the Court can make will vary depending on what the dispute is. The Court has the following options available to them amongst others:

  • Child Arrangements Order;
  • Parental Responsibility Orders;
  • Prohibited Step Order; and
  • Specific Issue Orders.

 

Parental Responsibility

Parental responsibility is the right, duty, power, responsibility and authority a parent has over its child. To gain the legal right to decide whether your child receives, say, a particular medical treatment, or the right to decide which school your child attends, or which religion your child follows (etc), you must first have parental responsibility.

 At Nova Solicitors we have experienced parental rights lawyers that will quickly ascertain whether you have parental responsibility for your child and how this can be acquired.

 Nova Solicitors will give you access to our specialist knowledge and advise you accordingly. Our main aim will be to offer you the best possible outcome in relation to the relationship you can have with your child. There is a positive obligation on the Court to ensure that a child has a relationship with both parents for as long as it is safe to do so.

 Our team will provide you with cost effective solutions and options which will also be presented in Court. One of the most underused resources in Court is Child Contact Intervention. This is a valuable service aimed at bettering the relationship between a parent and their children, preparing both for initial contact and further communications.  This service is funded by CAFCASS.

Sometimes, the Court Order applications must be made in an emergency. We respond promptly, and due to our vast experience, we will be able to expedite an injunction and other urgent applications. If you think that your child may be at risk from being removed permanently from the jurisdiction, then contact us immediately, as emergency prohibited steps Order and ports alert can be put in place as protection.

 Call our team on 020 3489 7010 for children arrangements. In situations requiring immediate action, we will work out of hours to ensure that such applications are dealt with by the Court the next day. Please call on 077 7194 5951 for any out of hours queries.


IMMIGRATION & ASYLUM

We have a team of specialist immigration lawyers based in North & East London. We specialise in all aspects of UK immigration, nationality and asylum law and have a proven track record of delivering successful UK visa and immigration application outcomes.

Our team of solicitors are fully conversant with all aspects of the UK Immigration rules and stay abreast of the latest developments. We combine our expertise and practical experience and offer a bespoke approach tailored to meet with the specific needs of our clients.

We have helped many with a wide range of immigration advice, including:

  • Ankara Agreement
  • British Citizenship
  • Family reunion for spouses, civil partnerships, unmarried partner, children and elder applications)
  • Marriage, student, visit and employment Visas
  • European Applications
  • Removal or deportation matters
  • Bail applications
  • Applications outside the usual Immigration Rules under UK Border Agency policies and concessions, and for the exercise of discretion
  • Immigration Appeals
  • Judicial Review
  • Human Rights & overstayers
  • Asylum applications
  • Schengen Visas

 We are able to offer New Client Enquiry services in Turkish, Kurdish, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Russian and Swedish. Should you instruct us and require ongoing language assistance in your matter we can arrange for an interpreter to attend appointments with you.

 

CIVIL LITIGATION

The firm can assist you with your litigation requirements and situated off a busy High Street as we are, we have many clients amongst local traders and small businesses in the London area. We can assist you in pursuing money claims and can act for Claimants or Defendants in litigation matters. If your matter has not yet reached court, then we will advise you of steps that we can take on your behalf to comply with the Pre-Action Protocol under the Civil Procedure Rules if that are appropriate. We can also advise on mediation and arbitration schemes where relevant. The general litigation matters we are accustomed to deal with include the following:

  • Money claims
  • Consumer claims/defective goods
  • Loan recovery
  • Insurance claims
  • Libel and slander cases
  • Boundary and neighbour disputes
  • Noise disturbance and nuisance claims

WILL & PROBATE

We offer a cost effective, efficient and friendly will writing service to help you to plan ahead in your life. Our services include drafting of wills, administration of estates and probate applications.

We empathies with clients in the unfortunate event of a death and we can offer an understanding and sympathetic service in applying for the grant of letter of administration or probate applications.

We deal with all aspects of making the relevant application to the court and contacting various beneficiaries. We also work with our residential property team to handle the transfer or sale of any property owned by the deceased.

EMPLOYMENT

We have a very well established Employment Law Department, have a track record of presenting many cases before the Employment Tribunal and the County Court and in some instances, the High Court and the Employment Appeals Tribunal.

We advise employees and employers alike upon all rights under the Employment Rights Act and common law in relation to wrongful and unfair dismissal, redundancy claims, damages for breach of contract, direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation, race and sexual discrimination. We can offer a free initial consultation or (in certain circumstances) a fixed fee consultation, so that we can carry out a full assessment of any potential claims and advise you on the prospects of success. Depending upon our assessment of your case, we may be able to take it up upon a ‘Contingency Fee’ basis, which means that you don’t pay us any fees unless you win your case and recover compensation. We will provide you with all due information as to how the Contingency Fee arrangement works.

Compromise Agreements - we deal with these Agreements on a regular basis and would be pleased to arrange an appointment at short notice to fully advise upon all terms and conditions of the Agreement and so as to make sure there are no hidden or onerous clauses which, for instance, may affect your future employment opportunities. We advise employees and can also draft an Agreement for an employer. We can also assist with negotiations where necessary prior to completion of the Agreement.

LICENSING

At Nova Solicitors, our licensing solicitors can offer you a full service across a wide range of licensing law issues.

We have a detailed understanding of the UK licensing laws and will provide you with pragmatic and commercial licensing advice to allow you to maximise the effectiveness and profitability of your business.

Our specialist team have dealt with a wide variety of premises including Supermarket & Off-Licences, hotels, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, nightclubs and wholesalers.

We work with you to understand what you want to achieve and provide practical, cost-effective solutions.

We can help with:

  • New Premises Licence
  • Variation of Premises Licence
  • Transfer of Premises Licence
  • Temporary Event Notices (TENs)
  • Premises licence reviews
  • Change of Designated Premises Supervisor
  • Surrender of Premises Licence
  • Personal Licence Applications
  • Late Night Refreshment Applications

 We provide specialist advice for all areas of licensing, for help with any questions you may have or advice you require, contact our team on 0203 489 7010.




Contact Us

Office

27A Wesbury Avenue
Wood Green
London, N22 6BS

Tel:  0203 489 7010
Fax: 0203 659 4480
info@novasolicitors.com

  


Business opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.   Office is closed for lunch between 1:00pm-2:00pm


This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, SRA No: 628998.  Nova Solicitors is the trading name of Nova Solicitors Limited (Company Registration Number: 10048301) registered office is at 27A Westbury Avenue, London N22 6BS.

A list of the company’s Directors is available for inspection at the above registered office.
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