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Reasons to use our Cheddar conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the the lawyers for the other party are located in Cheddar - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 2 Cheddar conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Cheddar conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your conveyancing
  • 3 The companies identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Cheddar conveyancing lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing lender approved law practices carrying out conveyancing in Cheddar governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cheddar since November 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cheddar

I am selling my ground floor flat in Cheddar and the EA has just e-mailed to advise that the buyers are switching law firm. The reason given is that the bank will only work with property lawyers on their approved list. Why would a major mortgage company only engage with certain solicitors rather the firm that they want to choose to handle their conveyancing in Cheddar ?

Banks have always had panels of law firms they are content to work with, but in recent years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for more than 25 years.

Lending institutions justify this action to a rise in fraud by way of justification for the cull – criteria have been tightened as a smaller panel is easier to oversee. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are not going to have any impact on this.

I purchased a freehold house in Cheddar yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Cheddar and has limited impact for conveyancing in Cheddar but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.

Can I be sure that the Cheddar conveyancing solicitor on the Bank of Ireland panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Cheddar seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer conducting your conveyancing.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Cheddar. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Santander be concerned?

As your lender is Santander your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Santander. The CML Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Santander where a lease does not meet these provisions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not limited to Cheddar.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Cheddar. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £225. Shortly after, the lawyer called me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Leeds Building Society panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Cheddar. Now, I need the documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Cheddar of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Is it possible to switch firm as I need to instruct a firm on the Lloyds TSB Bank conveyancing panel. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in Cheddar five minutes from me but the firm is not approved by Lloyds TSB Bank

It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Cheddar on the Lloyds TSB Bank panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Cheddar. In utilising search facility on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Cheddar.

I only have 72 years unexpired on my lease in Cheddar. I am keen to extend my lease but my freeholder is absent. What should I do?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you have used your best endeavours to track down the freeholder. On the whole an enquiry agent may be helpful to carry out a search and to produce a report to be used as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a conveyancer in relation to devolving into the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court overseeing Cheddar.

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Cheddar, conveyancing formalities finalised 10 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent properties in Cheddar with an extended lease are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2082

With just 58 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £21,900 and £25,200 as well as legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cheddar regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cheddar practicing in commercial conveyancing in Cheddar. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Bennetts Solicitors Ltd, Barley Wood Stables, Long Lane, Wrington, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS40 5SA

Home selling conveyancing in Cheddar normally involves the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancer representing the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to supplemental enquires from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

Cheddar commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on a variety of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of business premises Creating and negotiating new leases Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals Land use planning and environmental matters Shops,offices,barn conversions, industrial units, commercial trading estates, retail and leisure developments and large residential estates

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

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