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  • 1 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Chipping Sodbury registered with the SRA or CLC.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Chipping Sodbury since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chipping Sodbury

I am the registered owner of a freehold premises in Chipping Sodbury but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Chipping Sodbury and has limited impact for conveyancing in Chipping Sodbury 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 have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new 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 post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Chipping Sodbury. I I would like to check whether they are accepted on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel. Can you help?

You should call the conveyancer and ask them if they can act for the lender. Otherwise you can get in touch with Chelsea Building Society who may be able to assist.

I have a terraced Georgian house in Chipping Sodbury. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and National Westminster Bank. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Chipping Sodbury and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Chipping Sodbury for my home move. Is it possible to check a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

One may review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded call for training requirements.

I am employed by a long established estate agency in Chipping Sodbury where we have witnessed a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received inconsistent advice from local Chipping Sodbury conveyancing firms. Can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser need not have to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I acquired a leasehold flat in Chipping Sodbury, conveyancing was carried out September 2000. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Corresponding flats in Chipping Sodbury with over 90 years remaining are worth £216,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2093

You have 69 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

We are about to exchange buying a house in Chipping Sodbury but as a result of wreckage from the recent storms I have negotiated compensation from the owner of £2k in the form of a adjustment in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my bank will not agree to this. Should they have been notified?

Your property lawyer that is on a mortgage company conveyancing panel is duty bound to disclose to the mortgage company of any changes to the sale amount. If you prohibit your property lawyer to disclose the reduction to your lender then they would need to refrain from acting for you and the bank.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chipping Sodbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • Beaufort Montague Harris, Old Bank House, 79 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS37 6AD
  • Clutton Cox Limited, Parliament House, 4 High Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS37 6AH
  • Adams Burrows, 34 Broad Street, Staple Hill, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5NS

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chipping Sodbury

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

  • Beaufort Montague Harris, Old Bank House, 79 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS37 6AD
  • Clutton Cox Limited, Parliament House, 4 High Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS37 6AH

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Chipping Sodbury?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Chipping Sodbury. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Receive an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Have a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a timeous, objective and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Chipping Sodbury about your conveyancing in Chipping Sodbury.

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

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