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Gerrards Cross Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 149 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Gerrards Cross
  • 2 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Gerrards Cross conveyancing is Chancel
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Gerrards Cross that are buy to let is 13%
  • 4 59% freehold and 41% leasehold conveyancing in Gerrards Cross for this year to date
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £35,535

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gerrards Cross since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gerrards Cross

The conveyancer who assisted with my previous purchase has sent a quote for just over a thousand pound for no sale no fee conveyancing in Gerrards Cross. I am selling a Georgian detached home for £175,000. This seems expensive. Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Gerrards Cross?

The charges are a bit high. Where you are prepared to spend time scrutinising costs you may be able to reduce the fees slightly by say a hundred pounds. That being said, you maylive to regret choosing an a cheaper lawyer. If is important to be sure that the solicitor can represent your mortgage company. You can employ our comparison tool to find a Gerrards Cross conveyancing firm on the lender’s member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Gerrards Cross.

Can conveyancing in Gerrards Cross to be done in under 28 days?

In a situation where the seller is applying pressure for your conveyancing we would recommend that your conveyancer is familiar with the area as they will make use of local contacts and knowledge. It is possible that they would have transacted previoushomes in the same street. You would be best advised to use a Gerrards Cross conveyancing solicitor. In addition, make sure that the conveyancing firm is on the member panel. It is estimated that nearly one in five of Gerrards Cross conveyancing transactions are suspended or jeopardised after discovering a buyer’s lawyer was not on their banks member panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the conveyancing being delayed by an average of 21 days. It is believed that this issue impacts approximately one hundred thousand home sales every year. Almost all Gerrards Cross conveyancing practices can not act for certain mortgage companies so do check as early as possible.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Gerrards Cross. My lender is The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 26/5/2024, the requirements read as follows :

I have been told that property searches are a common cause of delay in Gerrards Cross conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Gerrards Cross.

How does conveyancing in Gerrards Cross differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Gerrards Cross come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because new home sellers in Gerrards Cross tend to buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Gerrards Cross or who has acted in the same development.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Gerrards Cross from the point of view of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Gerrards Cross can be reduced where you get in touch lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ lawyers.
  • Many landlords or Management Companies in Gerrards Cross charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management information sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Gerrards Cross. If there is a history of conflict with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved prior to the flat being put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where a dispute is ongoing. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose particulars of the dispute to the buyers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as historic rather than unresolved. If you hold a share in a the Management Company, you should ensure that you have the original share document. Obtaining a new share certificate can be a lengthy formality and slows down many a Gerrards Cross conveyancing transaction. If a reissued share is needed, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (where applicable) for this as soon as possible.

Notwithstanding our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Gerrards Cross. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Gerrards Cross conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Gerrards Cross property is Flats 8, 11 and 15 Craigmore Court 46 Murray Road in December 2013. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 8 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,438 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenants of Flat 11 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,791 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 15 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,638 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . This case affected 3 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 71 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Gerrards Cross

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Gerrards Cross practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • B P Collins Trust Corporation Limited, Collins House, 32-38 Station Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8EL
  • B P Collins Llp, Collins House, 32-38 Station Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8EL
  • Knipe Woodhouse-smith, 145-147 High Street, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 9QL
  • Frazine Johnson, Old Bank Chambers, 32 Station Parade, Denham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 5ET
  • Hilary Johnston, 7 Manor Farm Way, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2YD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Gerrards Cross regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Gerrards Cross practicing in commercial conveyancing in Gerrards Cross. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • B P Collins Llp, Collins House, 32-38 Station Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8EL
  • B P Collins Trust Corporation Limited, Collins House, 32-38 Station Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8EL
  • Frazine Johnson, Old Bank Chambers, 32 Station Parade, Denham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 5ET
  • Hilary Johnston, 7 Manor Farm Way, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2YD
  • Hine Solicitors, 51 Amersham Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2HB

Gerrards Cross commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Commercial finance including remortgages Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts Options and guarantees Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals

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

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