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Logical reasons to let us assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Chessington

  • 1 Chances are that the other side’s lawyers have offices in Chessington - if so sets of solicitors will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 The organisations listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 3 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Chessington are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Chessington and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 The Chessington conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Chessington
  • 5 Chessington solicitors work in conjunction with Chessington estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chessington since April 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chessington

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Chessington

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Chessington and Solicitor partnerships in Chessington to choose from It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. The two can conduct associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

My solicitor has informed me that missing deeds insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Chessington?

The right level of missing deeds indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Santander and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in April 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Co-operative are being a right pain. The Chessington solicitor who is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Co-operative are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Co-operative have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Co-operative have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Co-operative may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

What will a local search inform me regarding the house we're purchasing in Chessington?

Chessington conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations such as Onsearch The local search is essential in every Chessington conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (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 subject headings.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Chessington is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Chessington are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Chessington 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 Chessington may ascertain 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.

Is there anything unique about your site and other internet conveyancing solicitors when it comes to conveyancing in Chessington?

At this site get a conveyancing quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the nuances of your conveyancing in Chessington. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate commission arrangements with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm that pays the highest per referral, rather than the best value conveyancing in Chessington

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Chessington from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Chessington can be bypassed where you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and ask them to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ representatives.
  • In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s approval? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Chessington state that internal structural changes or laying down wooden flooring necessitate a licence issued by the Landlord approving such alterations. If you dont have the paperwork in place you should not communicate with the landlord without contacting your conveyancer in advance. Many freeholders or Management Companies in Chessington levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most common reason for frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Chessington. If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should make sure that you hold the original share document. Organising a replacement share certificate can be a time consuming process and slows down many a Chessington conveyancing deal. Where a new share is needed, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (where relevant) for this as soon as possible. You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be advisable double-check via your solicitors. A purchaser's conveyancer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the remaining number of years is below 80 years. It is therefore important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale.

Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in negotiating a lease extension in Chessington. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

if there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to assess the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Chessington flat is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case was in relation to 1 flat.

I have today placed an offer on a leasehold flat in Chessington and the mortgage adviser that we are using suggested his conveyancer. She quoted £800 including VAT and disbursements. Does this sound reasonable?

Don't just go on 1 estimate. You should seek like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Chessington. Then choose one that you trust and just as important, is on the approved panel of the bank that you are sourcing your mortgage from.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chessington regulated by the SRA

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

  • Capulet Solicitors, Link House, 140 The Broadway, Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7HT
  • S Abraham Solicitors, 290a Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7AQ
  • Lewis & Dick, 443 Kingston Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 0DG
  • Surbitonlaw Limited, 16a Isabel House, 46 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4JL
  • Surbitonlaw Llp, 16a Isabel House, 46 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4JL

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Chessington regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chessington but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE
  • Sutherland & Co , Crown House, KT20 7ST

Planning law solicitors in Chessington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Chessington practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Hunter Peddell Property Law, Oak House, 39/41 The Parade, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0PB
  • Galloway Hughes Llp, Aissela, 46 High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9QY
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Cuff And Gough Llp, Lamborn Place, 26 High Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2LJ

Neighboring Locations

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Tolworth
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