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

Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Chalk Farm

  • 1 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Chalk Farm will be carried out by a solicitor on your bank approved panel.
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Chalk Farm are familiar with the local issues specific to Chalk Farm and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative solicitors may claim it could be important to pop into your lawyer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the mix.
  • 4 Over the years Chalk Farm lawyer have established valuable connections with Chalk Farm local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in Chalk Farm.
  • 5 Chalk Farm conveyancer are the key to a successful Chalk Farm home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chalk Farm since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalk Farm

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Chalk Farm. My lender is Platform

Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 5/6/2024, the requirements read as follows :

A friend suggested that if I am buying in Chalk Farm I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Chalk Farm conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Chalk Farm around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Chalk Farm Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Chalk Farm.

It has been five months since my purchase conveyancing in Chalk Farm took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Chalk Farm is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Chalk Farm are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Chalk Farm you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Chalk Farm may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I was pointed in your direction by a number of selling agents in Chalk Farm to choose a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your lawyers over another?

We refuse to give any financial incentive for directing people in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a two maisonettes in Chalk Farm which have in the region of forty five years left on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are plenty of short leases in Chalk Farm. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease gets shorter the saleability of the lease reduces and results in it becoming more costly to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is advisable to extend the lease term. More often than not it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a protracted process. We recommend you get professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this field.

I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Chalk Farm. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for the purchase of the freehold?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the price.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Chalk Farm premises is Flat 2 27 Mackeson Road in December 2012. The Tribunal assessed the value of the lease extension premium at £35,435 and rounded the figure to £35,500 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 64.77 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chalk Farm

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Chalk Farm practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Crumplins Solicitors, 77 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4SL
  • Chalcots, 62 Stanbury Court, 99 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4RR
  • Leslie Franks Solicitors Limited, Unit 2, Kentish Town Business Centre, Regis Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 3EW
  • Osbornes Solicitors Llp, Livery House, 7-9 Pratt Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 0AE
  • Craig Solicitors, 74 Belsize Lane, London, Greater London, NW3 5BJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chalk Farm regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Chalk Farm with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Chalk Farm. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Crumplins Solicitors, 77 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4SL
  • Marshall F Levine & Associates, 81 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chalk Farm practicing in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • 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

Neighboring Locations

Camden
Gospel Oak
Belsize Park
Chalk Farm
Kentish Town
Primrose Hill

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

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