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Reasons to use our Charterhouse conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Regardless other sites tell you it could be important to pop into your solicitor to sign contracts. There are enough parties engaged in a homemove without having to add the postman into the pot.
  • 2 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) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Charterhouse property lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 The organisations identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Charterhouse estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Charterhouse since May 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Charterhouse

My husband and I wish to acquire a newly converted apartment in Charterhouse with a homeloan from Britannia.We use our Charterhouse conveyancing solicitor but Britannia informed us she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint a Britannia panel firm or retain our preferred solicitor and pay for a Britannia panel lawyer to act for them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that Britannia use our lawyer?

Unfortunately,no. The loan offered to you is subject to its various provisions, a common one being that solicitors needs to be on the Britannia solicitor panel. in the past, most lenders had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could find one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Britannia

is it true that all Charterhouse solicitor firms on the Aldermore conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Aldermore conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be regulated by the CLC.

Planning on purchasing a apartment in Charterhouse. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Charterhouse conveyancing practitioner is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

My offer was accepted on a property in Charterhouse on 27/6/2022, valuation was booked 2 days after, all came back fine. Property lawyer instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Yorkshire BS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Are Yorkshire BS entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Yorkshire BS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

The deeds to our property are lost. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Charterhouse 5 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?

Assuming the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be retained by the Land Registry under a Title Number. It is possible to execute a search at the Land Registry, identify your property and secure current copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually hold a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for £20 inclusive of VAT.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Charterhouse is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?

Flying freeholds in Charterhouse are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Charterhouse 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 Charterhouse may determine 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 residence.

What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a Charterhouse conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Charterhouse conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Charterhouse conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be helpful:

    What volume of lease extensions have they carried out in Charterhouse in the last year? Can they put you in touch with clients in Charterhouse who can give a testimonial?

We have reached the end of our tether in negotiating a lease extension in Charterhouse. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Charterhouse conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Charterhouse property 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 affected 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 66.8 years.

My brother is purchasing a garden flat in Charterhouse. He has received a fee estimate by the lawyer suggested by the estate agents and it came to £1245 . It was seven years ago I sold and purchased a property and the fee was £just under six hundred pounds. Have costs really gone up that much?

What does the conveyancing estimate include? Is it just for the legal fees, or what you will be paying in total (for instance Charterhouse searches, land registry fees, etc)

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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 should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Charterhouse regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Charterhouse specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Charterhouse
  • Chan Neill Solicitors, 107 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HW
  • Caroline Abbott Limited, Central Point, 45 Beech Street, Barbican, London, London, London, EC2Y 8AD
  • Harrison Grant, 45 Beech Street, London, London, EC2Y 8AD
  • Leigh Day, Priory House, 25 St. John's Lane, London, EC1M 4LB
  • Miller Rosenfalck Llp, 17-18 Aylesbury Street, London, EC1R 0DB

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

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