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Reasons to use our Cheshunt conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Cheshunt property deals can become significantly more protracted due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Cheshunt registered with the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Over the years Cheshunt lawyer have established excellent connections with Cheshunt local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Cheshunt.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Cheshunt
  • 5 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Cheshunt will be carried out by a property lawyer on your bank member panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cheshunt since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cheshunt

My husband and I are planning to acquire a house in Cheshunt and are in fact using a Cheshunt conveyancing firm. Within the last couple of days our property lawyer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Yorkshire Building Society have this evening contacted us to inform me that there is now an issue as our Cheshunt conveyancer is not on their approved list of lawyers. Please explain?

Where you are buying a property requiring a mortgage it is standard for the purchasers' lawyers to also act for the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Cheshunt lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you have another set of people involved.

What does a local search tell me concerning the property I am buying in Cheshunt?

Cheshunt conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Searchflow The local search plays a central part in most Cheshunt conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic sections.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Cheshunt I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 years on the lease. There is not much else in Cheshunt suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

Is it simple use the search app to choose a conveyancing lawyer in Cheshunt on the panel for my lender?

1st pick a bank such as Yorkshire Building Society, Virgin Money or Godiva Mortgages Ltd then choose your location for instance Cheshunt. Conveyancing organisations in Cheshunt and nationally will then be identified.

I am attracted to a couple of flats in Cheshunt both have approximately fifty years left on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are plenty of short leases in Cheshunt. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As a lease gets shorter the marketability of the lease decreases and it becomes more costly to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is advisable to extend the lease term. Sometimes it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a protracted process. We advise that you get professional assistance from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this area.

Cheshunt Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Plenty Cheshunt leasehold apartments will be liable to pay a service bill for the upkeep of the building levied by the landlord. If you acquire the apartment you will have to pay this contribution, normally quarterly accross the year. This can be anything from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. In all probability there will be a rentcharge to be met annual, normally this is not a exorbitant sum, say about £25-£75 but you need to enquire as occasionally it could be surprisingly expensive. How much is the ground rent and service charge? Who manages the building?

My husband and I yesterday discovered that one of the directors of the firm undertaking the purchase conveyancing in Cheshunt is an uncle of the owners that we are buying from. Is this permitted?

On the basis that there is no conflict of interest this should be fine. Where you are obtaining a mortgage then the mortgage company may have a say as many mortgage companies have specific instructions on this. For example for Santander A&L as of 27/5/2024, the requirements read as follows :

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cheshunt regulated by the SRA

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

  • Edward Oliver & Co, 38 Crossbrook Street, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertforshire, EN8 8JQ
  • Djk Solicitors, 46 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, En9 1bs, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XE
  • Gisby Harrison, Goffs Oak House, Goffs Lane, Goffs Oak, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN7 5HG
  • Kent Law Limited, Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5JH
  • Karis Spyris Llp, The Business Centre, 758 Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3PN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cheshunt

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cheshunt specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Edward Oliver & Co, 38 Crossbrook Street, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertforshire, EN8 8JQ
  • Djk Solicitors, 46 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, En9 1bs, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XE
  • Kirwans Solicitors, 201 Beaconsfield Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 6AX
  • Gisby Harrison, Goffs Oak House, Goffs Lane, Goffs Oak, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN7 5HG
  • Kent Law Limited, Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5JH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cheshunt regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cheshunt with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Cheshunt. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Edward Oliver & Co, 38 Crossbrook Street, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertforshire, EN8 8JQ
  • Djk Solicitors, 46 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, En9 1bs, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XE
  • Gisby Harrison, Goffs Oak House, Goffs Lane, Goffs Oak, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN7 5HG
  • Kent Law Limited, Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5JH
  • Karis Spyris Llp, The Business Centre, 758 Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3PN

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