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Reasons to use our Charterhouse conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The practices listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law practices carrying out conveyancing in Charterhouse governed by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Charterhouse have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Charterhouse and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Charterhouse is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Charterhouse will be carried out by a law firm on your lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Charterhouse since November 2023*

Purchase

of apartment Leather Lane EC1N 7SQ, acquired for £500,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Conveyance

of flat Murray Grove N1 7QQ, acquired for £396,580. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Acquisition

of flat Bishops Square E1 6GH, purchased for £775,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Allingham Street, N1 8NX completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £2,087,500. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Charterhouse

In the event thatI were to purchase a straightforward propertyin Charterhouse mortgage fee and have no survey and no local authority searches how much should I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Charterhouse?

The only saving you would achieve is the disbursement for searches. The conveyancing practitioner is obliged to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, communicating with the vendors solicitor, SDLT return, register the ownership etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a charge however it won't be significant.

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Charterhouse?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Charterhouse your lawyer will ask you place them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the down payment is payable against the sale price then this should be asked for immediately ahead of exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is needed should be transferred shortly before completion.

We hope to to buy with Loughborough BS. We have called around locally yet am unable to find a Charterhouse conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS panel. Please you help?

You should make use of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this page. Pick the mortgage company and type Charterhouse or your preferred area and you will be presented with a number of lawyer offices in Charterhouse or by proximity to you.

How does conveyancing in Charterhouse differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Charterhouse come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because house builders in Charterhouse tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Charterhouse or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Charterhouse is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Charterhouse are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Charterhouse you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Charterhouse 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 property.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Charterhouse. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Charterhouse conveyancing firm to help?

Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to determine the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Charterhouse premises is Flat 89 Trinity Court Grays Inn Road in February 2013. the Tribunal found that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 should be £36,229. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 66.8 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Charterhouse regulated by the SRA

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

  • Abrahams Dresden Llp, 111 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6AW
  • Chan Neill Solicitors, 107 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HW
  • Harper & Odell, 61-63 St. John Street., London, EC1M 4AN
  • Kingsley Napley Llp, Knights Quarter, 14 St. John's Lane, London, EC1M 4AJ
  • Simpson Millar Llp, Sycamore House, 5 Sycamore Street, London, EC1Y 0SG

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Charterhouse

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Charterhouse with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Abrahams Dresden Llp, 111 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6AW
  • Chan Neill Solicitors, 107 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HW
  • Harper & Odell, 61-63 St. John Street., London, EC1M 4AN
  • Kingsley Napley Llp, Knights Quarter, 14 St. John's Lane, London, EC1M 4AJ
  • Simpson Millar Llp, Sycamore House, 5 Sycamore Street, London, EC1Y 0SG

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Charterhouse regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Charterhouse but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP

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

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