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Main reasons to use our service to help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Giles

  • 1 Chalfont St Giles lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Chalfont St Giles conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 The Chalfont St Giles conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Chalfont St Giles
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Giles is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Over the years Chalfont St Giles property lawyer have developed valuable working relationships with Chalfont St Giles local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Chalfont St Giles.
  • 5 Chances are that the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Chalfont St Giles - if so sets of solicitors will be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles since October 2021*


of terraced property, The Bramblings, HP6 6FN completing on 12/10/2021 at a price of £710,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client


of apartment Merle Avenue UB9 6DE, at buying price of £320,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi-detached premises, Inkerman Drive, HP15 7JW completing on 11/10/2021 at a price of £600,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer


of terraced premises, Northgate, HA6 2TH completing on 20/10/2021 at a price of £1,210,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Chalfont St Giles. I would like to know the understand why all Chalfont St Giles conveyancing practitioners aren't included on all mortgage company panels?

Mortgage companies highlight the fact that solicitor-led fraud is considered to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud annually.The removal of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the FSA in 2011. Its outcome included recommendations for mortgage companies to review their conveyancing panels, which triggered a major policy change in the sector. This resulted in mortgage companies pruning a number of firms off their books of approved lawyers .

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles costs more?

The conveyancing costs on a leasehold property in Chalfont St Giles is frequently greater than on a freehold transaction. This is because there is an amount of extra investigations necessary in communicating with the landlord and managing agents to collate the evidence concerning whether the rent and maintenance fee have been discharged and whether there are any significant expenditure in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

Is it correct that all Chalfont St Giles CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Coventry BS conveyancing list of approved practices?

A selection of banks and building societies now use CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of firms.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Chalfont St Giles. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Bank of Ireland have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As you are obtaining a mortgage with Bank of Ireland your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements outlined in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Bank of Ireland. The CML Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Bank of Ireland where a lease does not satisfy these requirements. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Chalfont St Giles.

Nationwide have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a apartment in Chalfont St Giles has been agreed to, what are the next steps?

The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (be sure the property lawyers are on the bank’s panel). Telephone Nationwide or your financial adviser and finish off any outstanding forms. Nationwide will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or owners to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a fortnight to get a mortgage offer. Nationwide will send the offer to you and your conveyancers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles.

How difficult is it to transfer to a new firm as I need to instruct a firm on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing list. I had appointed a family conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Giles round the corner but the firm is not approved by Skipton Building Society

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Giles on the Skipton Building Society panel. Please note that the solicitors that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Chalfont St Giles. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can contrast fees for conveyancing solicitors in Chalfont St Giles and beyond.

We are four weeks into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the selling agent to handle our conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles. We are not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new lawyers?

They would need to be really bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has the mortgage been sent? If so you will need to make them aware of the new contact details and have the loan are re-sent. Your conveyancer should be on the banks approved list to avoid added charges and complications. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool should assist you in finding a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Chalfont St Giles

I own a leasehold flat in Chalfont St Giles. Conveyancing was finished in 2011. I have heard that I should not let the the remaining lease term to get too low. Is this correct?

Chalfont St Giles residential long term leases are for a prescribed term - usually 99 years when they started. However many appartments in Chalfont St Giles were constructed or converted 25 or more years ago and so these leases now have less than 80 years remaining. This may sound like a long time but Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage institutions generally need leases to have a minimum of 75 years remaining to be mortgageable. Accordingly when you come to sell the property you will need a lease extension if you are nearing seventy five years. To optimize your property value you should be considering whether or not to extend your lease long before you come to sell it. There are also advantages to doing so before the lease hits 80 years as when the lease is less than eighty years the amount you have to pay to extend starts to increase.

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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

Planning law solicitors in Chalfont St Giles regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chalfont St Giles with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Chalfont St Giles
  • Bps Solicitors, 85 High Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1DE

Chalfont St Giles commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a variety of aspects of commercial property law

    Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Drafting and approving option agreements Dealing with notices received or to be served pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Land use planning and environmental matters Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback

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