I am the registered owner of a freehold property in Chesham Bois but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Chesham Bois and has limited impact for conveyancing in Chesham Bois but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.
My lender has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Chesham Bois but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Chesham Bois or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?
Far from all Chesham Bois conveyancing practices are listed all banks conveyancing panel. Use our search tool to identify a Chesham Bois conveyancing firm on the on the lender panel.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property are lost. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Chesham Bois 5 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?
Assuming the title is registered the information relating to your ownership will be retained by HMLR with a Title Number. It is easy to perform a search at the Land Registry, identify your house and get up to date copies of the property title for less than a fiver. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually hold a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for twenty pounds.
How does conveyancing in Chesham Bois differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Chesham Bois come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because house builders in Chesham Bois typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Chesham Bois or who has acted in the same development.
My step-father has urged me to instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Chesham Bois. Do I take his recommendation?
There are no two ways about it the ideal way to select a conveyancing lawyer is to get guidance from friends or family who have used the conveyancer that you are contemplating using.