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Reasons to use our Chalfont St Giles conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Chalfont St Giles
  • 2 Chalfont St Giles lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Chalfont St Giles conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 3 The Chalfont St Giles conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Chalfont St Giles
  • 4 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing bank approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles

My mortgage broker has asked me for my Chalfont St Giles lawyer’ panel member for the Nationwide conveyancing panel. How do I obtain this. I have called my local Chalfont St Giles office but they have not got back to me yet.

The sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your Chalfont St Giles conveyancing practitioner . They maintain a central record lender panel numbers.

We were just about to sign contracts for a garden flat in Chalfont St Giles. We have hit a stumbling block. The mortgage offer with Accord Mortgages Ltd expires on 17/5/2023 but the sellers are suggesting a completion date of 19/5/2023. Can one extend the loan offer?

The best person to deal with your issue is your lawyer who should calculate if they corresponding with the bank, vendor’s solicitors, property agents or possibly all three based on what has happend in your conveyancing as of today.

I can not fathom if my bank requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Chalfont St Giles building society branch on numerous occasions and was told it does not affect the mortgage offer and they will lend. My Chalfont St Giles conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

The solicitor must follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook section two requirements for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

I have instructed a Chalfont St Giles property lawyer having made sure that they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

HSBC will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually HSBC will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Chalfont St Giles surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Our offer on a semi in Chalfont St Giles has been agreed to, the sellers do however have a dependent purchase. The sellers have put an offer on on an apartment, however it’s not yet tied up, and are looking at other properties booked. I have chosen a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Giles. What should be my next step? At what point should I apply for the mortgage with Leeds Building Society?

It is usual to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Chalfont St Giles conveyancing search costs, etc). First, you must check that your solicitor is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. As to the subsequent stages this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your transaction, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. During a hot market many buyers will apply for the mortgage with Leeds Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their conveyancing practitioner to proceed with searches.

I need some fast conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles as I am under an ultimatum to exchange contracts in less than one month. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are are a cash purchaser you have the choice not to do searches although no law firm would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles the following are instances of issues that can crop up and therefore affect future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Charges, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I have a terraced Victorian property in Chalfont St Giles. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Virgin Money. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. Is it worth asking Virgin Money to clarify?

You need to read 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 owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Chalfont St Giles and other locations in 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 buyers. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.

How does conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Chalfont St Giles approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because developers in Chalfont St Giles tend to buy the site, 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 Chalfont St Giles or who has acted in the same development.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chalfont St Giles regulated by the SRA

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

  • Mcdonald Cohen, 30 Highlands Road, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2XN
  • Hilary Johnston, 7 Manor Farm Way, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2YD
  • Knipe Woodhouse-smith, 145-147 High Street, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 9QL
  • Plainlaw Llp, Acers, Doggetts Wood Lane, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4TH
  • Hine Solicitors, 51 Amersham Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2HB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chalfont St Giles regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chalfont St Giles specialising in commercial conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Hilary Johnston, 7 Manor Farm Way, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2YD
  • Plainlaw Llp, Acers, Doggetts Wood Lane, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4TH
  • Hine Solicitors, 51 Amersham Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2HB
  • B P Collins Llp, Collins House, 32-38 Station Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8EL
  • B P Collins Trust Corporation Limited, Collins House, 32-38 Station Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8EL

Chalfont St Giles commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Industrial and warehouse premises Compulsory land purchase Land use planning and environmental matters General advice on title or other property issues Advising landlords and tenants in respect of ancillary documentation e.g. licences to alter, assign underlet etc

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

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