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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Chalk Farm conveyancing

Reasons to use our Chalk Farm conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Using a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Chalk Farm lawyer are the key to a successful Chalk Farm conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Chalk Farm has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are based in Chalk Farm - if so sets of lawyers will be on good working terms
  • 5 Regardless other lawyers may claim it just might be important to pop into your lawyer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without having to include the postman into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chalk Farm since June 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalk Farm

It is a dozen years since I acquired my property in Chalk Farm. Conveyancing lawyers have now been retained on the sale but I can't locate my title documents. Will this jeopardise the sale?

You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be kept by your lender or they could be archived with the lawyers who oversaw the purchase. Secondly in all probability the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Chalk Farm involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

My aunt pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Chalk Farm there may be a number of restrictions preventing external changes to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Chalk Farm which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Chalk Farm should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Are all Chalk Farm Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel?

Some major lenders now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

We previously chose conveyancers with offices in Chalk Farm on the Bank of Ireland solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me an additional charge for handling the Bank of Ireland mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Bank of Ireland?

Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your property lawyer is entitled to levy a fee for this. The fee is not set by Bank of Ireland but by your Chalk Farm conveyancer. Plenty of firms on the Bank of Ireland panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

Should my conveyancer be making enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Chalk Farm.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers carrying out conveyancing in Chalk Farm. There are those who buy a property in Chalk Farm, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that can be initiated by the buyer or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Chalk Farm. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to discover if the property has historically flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a buyer could commence a legal claim for losses as a result of such an inaccurate response. The purchaser’s solicitors may also order an enviro report. This will indicate whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be initiated.

I completed on my apartment on 2 April and the transaction details are still not registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Chalk Farm expressed confidence that it should be recorded in a couple of weeks. Are transfers in Chalk Farm uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Chalk Farm is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry need to notify any 3rd parties. At present roughly three quarters of such applications are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Registration is effected after the buyer has moved in to the premises therefore post completion formalities is not typically primary concern yet if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one round the corner in Chalk Farm I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Chalk Farm for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

Should I cancel the direct debit for my mortgage with Aldermore as soon as a completion date for my sale in Chalk Farm has been set?

You would be well advised to maintain paying any mortgage payments to Aldermore pending the mortgage being paid off out of the proceeds of sale as part of your Chalk Farm conveyancing.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chalk Farm regulated by the SRA

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

  • Crumplins Solicitors, 77 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4SL
  • Chalcots, 62 Stanbury Court, 99 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4RR
  • Elton & Co, 2-4 Kelly Street, London, NW1 8PH
  • Ringley Legal Services Llp, Ringley House, 349 Royal College Street, London, NW1 9QS
  • Jayes Collier Llp, 68 Parkway, Camden Town, London, London, NW1 7AH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chalk Farm regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Chalk Farm specialising in commercial conveyancing in Chalk Farm. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Marshall F Levine & Associates, 81 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4SL
  • Crumplins Solicitors, 77 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4SL
  • Chalcots, 62 Stanbury Court, 99 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4RR
  • Osbornes Solicitors Llp, Livery House, 7-9 Pratt Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 0AE
  • Ahmed & Co, 67a Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JL

Planning law solicitors in Chalk Farm regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chalk Farm with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • F S Garford, 26 Fairfax Place, London, NW6 4EH
  • Grower Freeman, Ivor House, 25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR
  • Tuckers Solicitors Llp, 39 Warren Street, London, London, W1T 6AF
  • Glovers Solicitors Llp, 6 York Street, London, W1U 6QD
  • Joelson Jd Llp, 30 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LZ

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

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