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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth

Me and my partner are buying a apartment in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to deposit funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth?

There are two types of lawyers who can perform conveyancing in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals handle conveyancing services that required to complete the disposal or acquisition of property. They are both duty bound to handle Chorleywood and Rickmansworth conveyancing on similar standards and guidelines so you may be sure that your conveyancing will be properly carried out and that the necessary steps will be correctly followed.

is it true that all Chorleywood and Rickmansworth solicitor firms on the Co-operative conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Co-operative approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the organisation would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

What does a local search inform me concerning the property we're buying in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth?

Chorleywood and Rickmansworth conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Onsearch The local search plays a central part in most Chorleywood and Rickmansworth conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic areas.

I have todaybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth for a purchase of a leasehold flat 18 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to check if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Chorleywood and Rickmansworth conveyancing specialists.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to give a loan on this type of property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Nationwide. If you contact us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth with the intention of speeding up the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth can be reduced if you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and ask them to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the buyers’ conveyancers.
  • If you have had any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are settled prior to the flat being put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a property where there is an ongoing dispute. You may have to bite the bullet and discharge any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose particulars of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as over as opposed to ongoing. You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but you should double-check via your solicitors. A purchaser's conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the lease term is less than 80 years. It is therefore important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. The majority of landlords or managing agents in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth. If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should make sure that you hold the original share document. Arranging a duplicate share certificate can be a time consuming formality and delays many a Chorleywood and Rickmansworth conveyancing transaction. If a new share certificate is required, do contact the company officers or managing agents (where relevant) for this sooner rather than later.

I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Chorleywood and Rickmansworth. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount due for a lease extension?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Chorleywood and Rickmansworth conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Chorleywood and Rickmansworth 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 residue of the current lease was 71 years.

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