Is there a reason to instruct a Chelsea conveyancing firm when online alternatives are less overpriced?
To take your time to find compare conveyancing costs in Chelsea and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t be focused with sourcing the cheapest Chelsea conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a stressful move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist lawyer. An e-mail can never replace a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face meeting. Our partner firms will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. He or She will update you as to any developments and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to contact the firm you will know who to ask for and they will ensure you are kept fully informed.
I purchased a freehold property in Chelsea but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Chelsea and has limited impact for conveyancing in Chelsea 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 creation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be extinguished.
Is there a search tool that I can utilise to discover of the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Chelsea is on the lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Barnsley Building Society thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in additional conveyancing charges.
Feel free to make the most of the search tool on this site. Pick the lender and type ‘Chelsea’ or your location and you will discover a number of lawyer located in Chelsea or nearest you.
Can you point me to a directory of Coventry BS panel solicitors in Chelsea on the Building Society Association’s Website?
Unfortunately not yet. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of mortgage companies make their panel listings available over the internet. Where you are looking for a Chelsea conveyancer on the Coventry BS please make the most of our tool.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Chelsea. I have a mortgage agreed with UBS. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with UBS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel.
The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Chelsea. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.
I am planning on selling our property in Chelsea and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. Any high street Chelsea lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used a web based conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Chelsea. Having lived in Chelsea for many years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I have justdiscovered that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Chelsea for a purchase of a freehold house 9 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?
The easiest way to see if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Chelsea conveyancing specialists.