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Reasons to use our Berkhamsted conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Berkhamsted solicitor have established excellent connections with Berkhamsted local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your home move in Berkhamsted.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative companies may claim it may be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to sign documents. There are various parties with engaged in a homemove without having to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 3 Berkhamsted property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Berkhamsted home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 4 There is a strong possibility the the solicitors for the other party are based in Berkhamsted - if so sets of conveyancers will be familiar
  • 5 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Berkhamsted has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Berkhamsted since October 2021*

Sale

of detached residence residence, Long Chaulden, HP1 2NP completing on 18/10/2021 at a price of £437,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Transfer

of house premises, Turners Hill, HP2 4LH completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £327,500. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of house residence, Great Elms Road, HP3 9TW completing on 08/10/2021 at a price of £240,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Disposal

of detached residence property, Belsize Road, HP3 8DJ completing on 14/10/2021 at a price of £320,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Berkhamsted

My wife and I are looking to acquire a house in Berkhamsted and have appointed a Berkhamsted conveyancing firm. Within the past 48 hours our solicitor has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with a view to exchanging next week. Chelsea Building Society have this morning contacted us to advise us that there is now an issue as our Berkhamsted conveyancer is not on their conveyancing panel. Please explain?

When purchasing a property with mortgage finance it is conventional for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You don't have to instruct a firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Berkhamsted solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.

We are about to exchange contracts for a semi detached house in Berkhamsted. We have hit a stumbling block. The loan offer with Bank of Ireland runs out on 7/3/2022 but the owners are insisting on a completion date of 9/3/2022. Is it possible to prolong the mortgage offer?

The best person to deal with your issue is your lawyer who will assess if they should be discussing with the bank, vendor’s solicitors, selling agents or conceivably all three based on what has happend in your transaction to date.

About to place an offer on a leasehold flat in Berkhamsted. The selling agents say that it is the norm for flats in Berkhamsted to have less than 75 years left on the lease. I am expecting a loan with Platform. Is this going to be acceptable if the lease has 69 years to go.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 6/1/2022 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum 85 years unexpired from completion, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

This question may be naive but I am unseasoned as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Berkhamsted. Do I receive the keys to the property on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Berkhamsted?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be called to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

Can I be sure that the Berkhamsted conveyancing solicitor on the UBS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Berkhamsted getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your transaction.

I have paid off my mortgage with Santander. I assume I don't need a Berkhamsted lawyer on the Santander panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Santander mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Santander mortgage from the register. Santander, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Santander has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Santander has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Santander mortgage has been paid off.

I have todaybecome aware that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Berkhamsted for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I check that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Berkhamsted conveyancing specialists.

We are 14 days into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to a firm by the local agent to handle our conveyancing in Berkhamsted. I am not happy. Can you help me find new solicitors?

They would have to be very bad to suggest replacing them. Has the mortgage been issued? If so you need to advise them of the replacement conveyancer and ensure the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally needs to be on the mortgage company panel to avoid added expenses and complications. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The search tool can help you find a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Berkhamsted

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Berkhamsted regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Berkhamsted but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Harrowell & Atkins, Boxwell House, 275 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1BW
  • A F Barker & Co, 40 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2AA
  • Batemans, 58 High Street, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 0HJ
  • Bps Solicitors, 85 High Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1DE
  • Witts Moloney Ltd, 3 Marlowes Court, 67 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1LE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Berkhamsted

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Berkhamsted with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Harrowell & Atkins, Boxwell House, 275 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1BW
  • A F Barker & Co, 40 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2AA
  • Bps Solicitors, 85 High Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1DE
  • Witts Moloney Ltd, 3 Marlowes Court, 67 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1LE
  • Richardsons Solicitors, 81a Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1LF

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Berkhamsted almost always involves the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing bank (if relevant)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in proprietorship and the home loan (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

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Pitstone
Chesham
Berkhamsted
Boxmoor
Amersham
Chesham Bois

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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