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Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Gerrards Cross

  • 1 Gerrards Cross conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Gerrards Cross home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 2 The Gerrards Cross conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Gerrards Cross
  • 3 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what alternative lawyers may claim it just might be necessary to attend your solicitor to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without needing to include the postman into the equation.
  • 5 Gerrards Cross solicitors have a significant advantage when it comes to Gerrards Cross conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gerrards Cross since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gerrards Cross

I am not well enough to travel far from Gerrards Cross. Please spell out why all Gerrards Cross lawyers are not on all mortgage company panels?

A decade ago most mortgage companies had an attitude to risk which is different from today. The Financial Services Authority in 2010 carried out a thematic review into mortgage fraud which concluded: know the conveyancing practitioners on your panel. Consequently, mortgage companies have since soughtmore data from law firms regarding their operations and the staff employed by them and set certain criteria such as completing a minimum amount of transactions. Thousands of firms have been excluded from lender panels even though they had 100% healthy disciplinary record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Such firms were never going to meet the criteria of amount of transactions the lenders insisted on.

A relative suggested that where I am buying in Gerrards Cross I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Gerrards Cross conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Gerrards Cross around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Gerrards Cross Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Gerrards Cross Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Gerrards Cross.

Me and my brother own a semi-detached Georgian house in Gerrards Cross. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Lloyds TSB Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Gerrards Cross and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage 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 practitioner who conducted the purchase.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one close by in Gerrards Cross I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Gerrards Cross in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be an issue. 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 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

Are there any apps to help identify a Gerrards Cross law firm on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am happy to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the lawyer.

Feel free to make use of the facility on this page. Please pick a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Gerrards Cross conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Gerrards Cross conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to see if they are on the Clydesdale member panel

My husband and I are new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent informed us that the seller will only proceed if we use their chosen lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Gerrards Cross

We suspect that the owner is not behind this demand. If they want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Contact the vendors directly and make the point that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to appoint your preferred Gerrards Cross conveyancing firm - not the ones that will give the estate agent a commission or hit his conveyancing targets demanded by corporate headquarters.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Gerrards Cross regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Gerrards Cross regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Gerrards Cross practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Turbervilles, Hill House, 118 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JT
  • Iliffes Booth Bennett, Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1AB

Typically, Gerrards Cross conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title to the premises
  • Ordering Gerrards Cross conveyancing searches with respect to the title
  • Considering the draft contract and other papers received from the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting questions with the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Assessing replies prepared by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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