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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gerrards Cross

I have justbecome aware that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Gerrards Cross for a purchase of a leasehold flat 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest method to see if the property 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 Gerrards Cross conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Gerrards Cross differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Gerrards Cross approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because builders in Gerrards Cross usually 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 property lawyers 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 Gerrards Cross or who has acted in the same development.

My company is intending to take over a lease of an office on a shopping parade. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-sale-no costs for non-domestic conveyancing in Gerrards Cross for less than 1500k?

We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Gerrards Cross, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are hoping to buy or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can find you the right firm. As for the costs this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or phone us so that we may provide you with a detailed commercial conveyancing calculation.

We expect to complete the disposal of our £325,000 garden flat in Gerrards Cross on Wednesday in a week. The management company has quoted £300 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Gerrards Cross?

Gerrards Cross conveyancing on leasehold apartments usually necessitates the purchaser’s conveyancer sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address these enquiries most will be willing to do so. They may levy a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is above £800. The administration charge invoiced by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.

Notwithstanding our best efforts, we have been unsuccessful in seeking a lease extension in Gerrards Cross. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Gerrards Cross conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Gerrards Cross 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.

My wife and I have just had an offer accepted on a apartment and had an appointment on Friday with Leeds Building Society for the mortgage. They have informed us that when it comes to appointing a lawyer that if they are not on their approved panel of conveyancers then we will have to pay out a further charge of £250+. This is is due to the fact that they will then have to appoint a property lawyer to act for them as well as the one we select for ourselves and we will be on the hook for their fees. I have asked Leeds Building Society to furnish me with a list so I can obtain quotes only from their approved conveyancers but was told they dont have such a list to hand over. What would be the best way of going about this?

Ask Leeds Building Society what their panel criteria is for a solicitor.Thereafter ask the solicitor of your choice whether they fit that criteria and have they acted on loans for Leeds Building Society before. Where the answer to those is yes, then just double check with Leeds Building Society. Another option is to utilise our search tool and we should be able to identify a lawyer in Gerrards Cross on the panel for Leeds Building Society.

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