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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles

We were just about to sign contracts for a freehold house in Chalfont St Giles. We encountered a stumbling block. The loan offer with Bank of Scotland runs out on 2/2/2023 but the vendors are putting forward a completion date of 6/2/2023. Is it possible to prolong the loan offer?

The person best placed to deal with your question is your conveyancer who will assess whether they corresponding with the mortgage company, vendor’s lawyers, selling agents or conceivably all parties based on the history of your transaction to date.

About to purchase a new build flat in Chalfont St Giles. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 legal work.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. 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. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but I am based in Chalfont St Giles. My solicitor (who is 200 kilometers awayrequires that I sign a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Giles to attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Chalfont St Giles

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Chalfont St Giles - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Chalfont St Giles Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    On the whole the outlay for major works tend not to be included within service charges, albeit that some managing agents in Chalfont St Giles obliged leaseholders to pay into a reserve fund created for the specific intention of establishing a fund for major works. It would be sensible to find out as much as you can regarding the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you will be at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to practical matters such as the cleanliness of the common parts. Enquire of other tenants what they think of their service. On a final note, find out the dates that the maintenance charges are due to the managing agents and precisely what it includes. The answer will be important as a) areas may result in problems in the building as the common areas may begin to deteriorate where services remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the running of the building you will need to know about it

Is there a difference between surveying and conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles?

Conveyancing - in Chalfont St Giles or elsewhere - is the process of legally transferring legal title of property from one person to another. It involves the investigation of the title. Whether buying or selling, you should be aware of anything affecting the property such as proposals by government departments, illegal buildings, or outstanding rates. The conveyancer should conduct the appropriate searches and inquiries on the property. Surveying relates to the structure of a property itself. A surveyor will look at a house, flat and any outbuildings you’re purchasing and will help you discover the condition of the building and, if there are problems, give you a powerful reason for negotiating the purchase price down or asking the seller to fix the problems prior to you move in.

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