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Chesterfield Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to completion was 94 days for conveyancing in Chesterfield
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Chesterfield is 50% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 4 Average time frame of 82 days for registration of title in Chesterfield
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £1,888

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chesterfield since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chesterfield

What is the optimal way of finding a freehold conveyancing in Chesterfield?

First ask your friends and family whom they would instruct.

Option 2 is to search the internet for conveyancing in Chesterfield. Telephone two or three from the list and ask them to forward you their conveyancing costs illustrations and speak to the lawyer who will oversee the legal process beforemaking your choice.

Option 3 is to use this site to help you find the right solicitors for you based on your individual expectations including location,deadlines, complexity and who the proposed lender is. Avoid the trap of appointing £99 conveyancing in Chesterfield

I own a freehold property in Chesterfield but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Chesterfield and has limited impact for conveyancing in Chesterfield 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 hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

We expect to receive a AIP from Yorkshire BS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Yorkshire BS recommend any Chesterfield solicitors on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Chesterfield solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Yorkshire BS through the process.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Chesterfield. I have a mortgage agreed with Santander. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use 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 Santander, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Santander conveyancing panel.

Having read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Chesterfield solicitor - who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Leeds Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Leeds Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Chesterfield postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Chesterfield.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could affect a commercial estate in Chesterfield?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Chesterfield will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Chesterfield. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Chesterfield.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Chesterfield it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could cause delays to Chesterfield commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Chesterfield.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Chesterfield I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Chesterfield suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage that many years will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

I am using a search engine for the term on line conveyancing in Chesterfield it brings up many property lawyerslocally. How do I determine which is the right conveyancing solicitor for the sale of my house?

The ideal method of finding a suitable conveyancer is through a personal referral, so ask colleagues and relatives who have purchased a property in Chesterfield or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Chesterfield differ, so it's advisable to secure a minimum of three fee estimates from varying types of companies. Make sure that you clarify that the fees are fixed.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chesterfield regulated by the SRA

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

  • Banner Jones Limited, 24 Glumangate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1UA
  • Elliot Mather Llp, The Courtyard, 49 Low Pavement, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1PB
  • Les Saunders Limited, Saltersgate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1JS
  • Paul Brook Solicitors, 77 Saltergate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1JS
  • Sarah Peach Limited, Saltersgate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1JS

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chesterfield

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chesterfield with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Banner Jones Limited, 24 Glumangate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1UA
  • Elliot Mather Llp, The Courtyard, 49 Low Pavement, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1PB
  • Brm Law Limited, Gray Court, 99 Saltergate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1LD
  • Kieranclarkegreen Solicitors, 36 Clarence Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1XB

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Chesterfield regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chesterfield but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • J A Taft Conveyancing, 42 Clarence Road, S40 1LQ

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