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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles

I am buying a victorian detached house in Chalfont St Giles. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will legal investigations on the property involve checks to see if these alterations are permitted?

Your solicitor will review the registered title as conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title documents which prohibit certain changes or need the consent of another owner. Certain extensions require local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

My fiancee and I are in the throws of viewing apartments in Chalfont St Giles and I am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Aldermore.

You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the selling agent. As you are seeking a mortgage with Aldermore, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel.

I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in April 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, RBS are being pedantic. The Chalfont St Giles solicitor who is on the RBS conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but RBS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do RBS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that RBS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why RBS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I bought my home on 16 September and my personal details is not yet registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Giles advises it will be formalised in less than a month. Are transfers in Chalfont St Giles uniquely lengthy to register?

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry need to notify any other parties. Currently approximately 80% of such applications are completed within two weeks but occasionally there can be extensive hold-ups. Registration is effected once the new owner is living at the premises so post completion formalities is not always an essential issue yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one near me in Chalfont St Giles I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Chalfont St Giles in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this.

In sourcing the web for the phrase on line conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles it reveals many solicitorsin the area. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancing solicitor for purchase transaction?

The preferential method of finding a suitable conveyancer is via personal testimonial, so ask friends and those you trust who have bought a property in Chalfont St Giles or a reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles differ, so it's advisable to request a minimum of four fee estimates from varying types of solicitors. Make sure that you clarify that the costs are guaranteed not to increase.

I only have Sixty One years remaining on my flat in Chalfont St Giles. I now wish to extend my lease but my landlord is missing. What options are available to me?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to track down the lessor. For most situations an enquiry agent should be useful to try and locate and to produce a report to be used as evidence that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to investigating the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Chalfont St Giles.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles - A selection of Queries before buying

    How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? Who manages the block? It is important to be aware if window replacement or some other significant cost is due in the near future that will be shared by the tenants and may well materially increase the the maintenance charges or necessitate a specific invoice.

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