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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Beaconsfield

The owners have very assertive sellers who has recommended a lock out contract with a deposit 6,000. Are such agreements sensible?

There are a couple of primary downsides with signing a lock out contract (also referred to as a shut-out contract) is that it takes away the focus from progressing with the conveyancing transaction itself, so in the absence of it needing little or no negotiation then it could transpire to be unhelpful. It is not particularly popular by Beaconsfield conveyancing practitioners as a result. A supplemental negative is the extent of the remedies available - an aggrieved purchaser is very unlikely to secure an injunction to bar the owner completing the sale to another buyer, so the only remedy open via the agreement will be the recovery of wasted charges and, in limited situations, the extra payment of penalties.

About to purchase a new build flat in Beaconsfield. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Beaconsfield

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Beaconsfield for my house move. Can I review a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?

One may read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training purposes.

I have recently realised that I have Seventy years remaining on my lease in Beaconsfield. I now wish to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What should I do?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to find the freeholder. In some cases a specialist should be helpful to carry out a search and prepare an expert document to be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Beaconsfield.

I own a studio flat in Beaconsfield, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2011. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding flats in Beaconsfield with an extended lease are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2102

You have 80 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £8,600 and £9,800 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

How do I discover who is the owner of a property in Beaconsfield?

Provided the property is registered with HMLR, and you have enough information of the address of the premises, you should be able to view details from the HM Land Registry of the registered proprietor for a a minimal charge.

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