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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chesham

It has taken forever and a day but a loan agreement from Santander for the refinancing of my single bedroom flat is to be issued by the end of next week. Are you able to propose a cheap conveyancing law firm in Chesham?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of cut-price fees for conveyancing in Chesham. Our aim is to provide cost effective conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Resist the temptation to appoint organisations offering £99 conveyancing in Chesham. At best, in being led by cheap conveyancing, you will receive what you pay for and at worst you will end up spending a lot in additional fees and still not receive the service required.

Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Chesham?

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Chesham and Solicitor partnerships in Chesham to choose from It is important to make clear that both are regulated professionals specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. Both can handle associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

We are getting the release of further monies on our home loan from HSBC as we want to carry out improvements to our home in Chesham. Are we obliged to appoint a local Chesham solicitor on the HSBC conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

HSBC do not ordinarily require firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the HSBC conveyancing panel.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Chesham off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Yorkshire BS. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Chesham is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Chesham are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Chesham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Chesham may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

Last January I purchased a leasehold property in Chesham. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I inherited a studio flat in Chesham, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable flats in Chesham with an extended lease are worth £222,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2090

With 70 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have since discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Chesham. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Chesham ?

Most houses in Chesham are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Chesham so you should seriously consider looking for a Chesham conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your solicitor will report to you on the legal implications.

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