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Examples of recent conveyancing in Chalfont St Peter since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalfont St Peter

My fiance and I are planning to purchase a house in Chalfont St Peter and are in fact using a Chalfont St Peter conveyancing practice. Within the past 48 hours our property lawyer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Barclays Direct have this afternoon contacted us to advise us that there is now an issue as our Chalfont St Peter solicitor is not on their approved list of lawyers. Please explain?

If you are buying a property requiring a mortgage it is usual for the purchasers' solicitors to also act for the mortgage company. 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 are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Chalfont St Peter solicitors, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

We are looking to buy a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Peter who is on the Yorkshire BS solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Yorkshire BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Chalfont St Peter.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Peter

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Chalfont St Peter and Solicitor partnerships in Chalfont St Peter who can help with your conveyancing It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. The two can deal with associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I am the single recipient of my late grandmother’s estate and I have everything in my name now, including the house in Chalfont St Peter. The Chalfont St Peter property was put into my name in May. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship will be considered the same way as if I'd bought the property in May. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook mandates conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be affected by that. How sensible a view banks take of it, depend on the bank as this obligation is principally there to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of property.

We expect to receive a OIP from Yorkshire BS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Yorkshire BS recommend any Chalfont St Peter solicitors on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Chalfont St Peter solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Yorkshire BS through the process.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and found one near me in Chalfont St Peter I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Chalfont St Peter for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

Should you need a home loan that many years will be an issue. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this.

Are there any apps to help locate a Chalfont St Peter solicitor on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am happy to travel upto 10miles to meet the lawyer.

You can use the tool on this page. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of Chalfont St Peter conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have detailed some Chalfont St Peter conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can ring them to verify whether they are on the Chelsea Building Society member panel

Completion is due on the disposal of our £225,000 garden flat in Chalfont St Peter in seven days. The managing agents has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Chalfont St Peter?

For most leasehold sales in Chalfont St Peter conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Completing pre-exchange enquiries Where consent is required before sale in Chalfont St Peter Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Chalfont St Peter leasehold property is £350. For Chalfont St Peter conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply the information.

I am the registered owner of a first flat in Chalfont St Peter. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?

Where there is a missing landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to arrive at the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Chalfont St Peter property is Flats 8, 11 and 15 Craigmore Court 46 Murray Road in December 2013. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 8 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,438 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenants of Flat 11 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,791 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 15 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,638 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . This case affected 3 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 71 years.

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

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

  • Knipe Woodhouse-smith, 145-147 High Street, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 9QL
  • B P Collins Trust Corporation Limited, Collins House, 32-38 Station Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8EL
  • B P Collins Llp, Collins House, 32-38 Station Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8EL
  • Hilary Johnston, 7 Manor Farm Way, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2YD
  • Mcdonald Cohen, 30 Highlands Road, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2XN

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

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Chalfont St Peter with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Turbervilles, Hill House, 118 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JT
  • Iliffes Booth Bennett, Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1AB

Domestic in Chalfont St Peter is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Chalfont St Peter property searches with respect to the title
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other papers forwarded by the seller’s property lawyer
  • Submitting queries with the owner’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale agreement
  • Assessing replies supplied by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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