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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chalfont St Peter

The vendors of the home we are looking to purchase hired a conveyancing firm in Chalfont St Peter who has suggested a preliminary contract with a payment of 5k. Are such agreements sensible?

Exclusivity agreements are agreements between a home vendor and prospective acquirer granting the buyer exclusive rights to purchase the premises within an agreed time frame. Essentially, a lock out is a document stating that you will be issued with a contract at a later time being the contract for the actual sale. It tends to be used for buyer protection though in many situations, the proprietor may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are numerous pros and cons to using them but you should to check with your lawyer but note that it may result in costing you extra in conveyancing charges. In light of this these agreements are not popular when it comes to conveyancing in Chalfont St Peter.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could impact a commercial property in Chalfont St Peter?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Chalfont St Peter will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Chalfont St Peter. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Chalfont St Peter.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Chalfont St Peter it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Chalfont St Peter commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Chalfont St Peter.

Is it possible to change conveyancer as I need to find one who is on the Halifax conveyancing list. I had appointed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Peter five minutes from me but the firm is not approved by Halifax

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Chalfont St Peter on the Halifax panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Chalfont St Peter. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Chalfont St Peter.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Chalfont St Peter. Conveyancing and Lloyds TSB Bank mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing practitioner in Chalfont St Peter who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

First contact HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to instruct a Chalfont St Peter conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such matters? Can you recommend a Chalfont St Peter conveyancing firm to help?

Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Chalfont St Peter flat is Flats 8, 11 and 15 Craigmore Court 46 Murray Road in December 2013. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 8 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,438 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenants of Flat 11 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,791 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 15 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,638 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . This case was in relation to 3 flats. The unexpired term was 71 years.

I've found a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a leasehold house in Chalfont St Peter. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Chalfont St Peter ?

Most houses in Chalfont St Peter are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Chalfont St Peter so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Chalfont St Peter conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer will report to you on the legal implications.

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