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5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Peter

  • 1 Chalfont St Peter conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Peter is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Using a a family Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Chalfont St Peter lawyers work in partnership with Chalfont St Peter estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress all the way along
  • 5 Chalfont St Peter solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Chalfont St Peter conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chalfont St Peter since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalfont St Peter

Can your site be used to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Peter even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for instance if I wish to buy an office in Chalfont St Peter with a loan from Aldermore?

The service is predominantly utilised to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Chalfont St Peter but we have listed at the bottom of this page a selection of Chalfont St Peter commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the firm directly to establish if they can also act for Aldermore

I am considering applying for a Yorkshire BS mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Chalfont St Peter with 65 per cent LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Yorkshire BS ?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel, but Yorkshire BS 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.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Co-operative, do Chalfont St Peter solicitors have to pay a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

We are getting the release of further funds on our home loan from Yorkshire BS as we want to carry out alterations to our property in Chalfont St Peter. Do we need to appoint a local Chalfont St Peter solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Yorkshire BS would not normally appoint firms on their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Yorkshire BS list.

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

Aldermore will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Aldermore 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. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Chalfont St Peter postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Aldermore, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Chalfont St Peter.

I am looking for a flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Chalfont St Peter I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Chalfont St Peter for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £350,000 flat in Chalfont St Peter in just under a week. The management company has quoted £360 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Chalfont St Peter?

For the majority of 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 :

    Addressing conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in Chalfont St Peter Copies of the building insurance and schedule 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 answers.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can one make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Chalfont St Peter conveyancing firm to represent me?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Chalfont St Peter conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Chalfont St Peter residence 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.

How and when do I pay the Stamp Duty Land Tax due for my Chalfont St Peter property purchase?

The majority of lawyers tend to complete a stamp duty return for you as part of your Chalfont St Peter conveyancing transaction for signature. On completion your property lawyer will submit the STL Return Form to the Inland Revenue and - as long as they have the money - pay any land tax payable for you.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chalfont St Peter

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Chalfont St Peter with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Knipe Woodhouse-smith, 145-147 High Street, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 9QL
  • 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
  • Hilary Johnston, 7 Manor Farm Way, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2YD
  • Mcdonald Cohen, 30 Highlands Road, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2XN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chalfont St Peter regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chalfont St Peter practicing in commercial conveyancing in Chalfont St Peter. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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
  • Hilary Johnston, 7 Manor Farm Way, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2YD
  • Plainlaw Llp, Acers, Doggetts Wood Lane, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4TH
  • Frazine Johnson, Old Bank Chambers, 32 Station Parade, Denham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 5ET

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

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chalfont St Peter practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Chalfont St Peter
  • Turbervilles, Hill House, 118 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JT
  • Iliffes Booth Bennett, Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1AB

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

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