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Find a Chalfont St Giles Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Chalfont St Giles? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Chalfont St Giles transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles

I am obtaining a offer of a home loan from Lloyds. I intend to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer in Chalfont St Giles. Does the Lloyds Conveyancing panel exclude Licensed Conveyancers?

The Lloyds conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We are acquiring a new build flat in Chalfont St Giles and my conveyancer is telling me that she has to the lender to disclose incentives from the seller. I am on a tight deadline to exchange and I have no desire to prolong the conveyancing. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your property lawyer. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

I am assisting my mother sell her flat in Chalfont St Giles. Does the conveyancer arrange an energy assessment or it is for me to coordinate?

Following the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s remained a compulsory element of moving house. An energy assessment must be commissioned before the property is put on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Chalfont St Giles conveyancing solicitor they might help arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with reputable Chalfont St Giles energy assessors

My solicitor has informed me that flying freehold insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Chalfont St Giles conveyancing?

The appropriate level of flying freehold indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Santander and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

I can not fathom if my lender obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have telephoned my Chalfont St Giles building society branch on a couple of occasions and was told it does not affect the mortgage offer and they will lend. My Chalfont St Giles conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they would not lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

The conveyancing practitioner must follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 specifications for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles. I now require my papers but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Chalfont St Giles of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my aunt I am disposing of a residence in Newport but live in Chalfont St Giles. My lawyer (based 235 miles awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Chalfont St Giles to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Chalfont St Giles

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