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  • 1 The firms listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Buckingham since September 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Buckingham

I am considering applying for a Skipton mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Buckingham with 65 per cent loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Skipton ?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Skipton conveyancing panel, but Skipton would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.

A colleague informed me that in buying a property in Buckingham there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Buckingham which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Buckingham should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

My wife and I purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Buckingham. The intention is to convert the garage to an office at the property.Will legal work on the property include investigations to see if these works are allowed?

Your property lawyer will review the registered title as conveyancing in Buckingham will on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of changes or require the consent of a 3rd party. Many extensions require local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Buckingham off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Barclays. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Barclays, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel.

I purchased a semi-detached Edwardian property in Buckingham. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Chelsea Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Buckingham and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.

How does conveyancing in Buckingham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Buckingham contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because developers in Buckingham usually buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Buckingham or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Buckingham is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Buckingham are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Buckingham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Buckingham may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

What does commercial conveyancing in Buckingham cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Buckingham incorporates a broad range of advice, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Buckingham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Lorimers, 25-26 West Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1HF
  • Archdeacon Russell & Co, Hampden House, 24a West Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1HE
  • Chandler Ray Limited, 22 West Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1HG
  • A.s.k. Legal Llp, 78 High Street, Winslow, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3DQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Buckingham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Buckingham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Archdeacon Russell & Co, Hampden House, 24a West Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1HE
  • Chandler Ray Limited, 22 West Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1HG

Typically, Buckingham conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner acting for the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to further queries from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if relevant)

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

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