Conveyancing Solicitors in Chalfont St Giles

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Conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles

Conveyancing is the series of legal steps a solicitor takes when transfering property ownership. Conveyancing can also refer to the legal side of a remortgage or equity transfer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Chalfont St Giles, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Chalfont St Giles and throughout Chiltern with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Chalfont St Giles Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Chalfont St Giles

A village in Buckinghamshire, Chalfont St Giles is renowned for its charm, with a duck pond, village green, and a 12th-century church. The area is particularly known for Milton's Cottage, once the home of poet John Milton. The area offers a range of property types, with homes near the village centre being particularly sought after. Chalfont St Giles has good road links to London via the M40. The village has a population of approximately 7,000.

Chalfont St Giles house prices

The average price paid for a property in Chalfont St Giles between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Chalfont St Giles (2023/24)

Chalfont St Giles is in Chiltern District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,451.23
B £1,693.10
C £1,934.98
D £2,176.85
E £2,660.59
F £3,144.34
G £3,628.08
H £4,353.70

What does a property lawyer do?

During the home purchase, your conveyancer will address all the legal details of a home purchase. They will raise questions for the seller's solicitor, order property searches, review the contract of sale and complete any post-sale actions, like paying SDLT.

Chalfont St Giles conveyancing solicitors could also undertake checks related to listed buildings and properties in conservation areas or green belt land.

Are you taking out a mortgage?

During the process of buying a house, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for the bank or building society that's giving you the mortgage.

If your conveyancer isn't accepted on your bank or building society's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

Over 100 banks and building societies have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your Chalfont St Giles transaction smoothly.

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Conservation areas

When purchasing a home in a conservation area, your conveyancer will need to check for potential planning issues, including visible satellite dishes and antennas or missing consents for basement work.

Conservation areas in Chalfont St Giles and the Chiltern local authority include Weller Estate, The Lee and Chesham.

New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build property in Chalfont St Giles is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A property lawyer in Chalfont St Giles will need to be qualified to handle things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and Q Assure.

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Buying a leasehold property

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than a freehold home because there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to absent freeholders.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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Selling a property in Chalfont St Giles

At the start of the property selling process in Chalfont St Giles, your solicitor will prepare vital paperwork, including property information forms and the contract of sale.

The conveyancer's role involves handling obstacles like a flying freehold and answering the buyer's solicitor's questions.

Your solicitor will also communicate effectively with the other parties, like estate agents and banks or building societies, to confirm that the property sale completes without a hitch.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, it can take much more time to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold property, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time required by to gather this paperwork.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity.

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Remortgaging

The official base rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Double check your lawyer is on your chosen mortgage lender's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are on the panels of all major building societies and banks. Whether you are switching to an offset mortgage from Barclays or moving to an interest only mortgage with Chelsea Building Society, our experienced conveyancing team can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Chalfont St Giles Transfer of equity

Whether you are transferring the ownership of a property to your children, adding a new partner to your property's title or inheritance tax (IHT) planning, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your lawyer will complete the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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What are typical Chalfont St Giles conveyancing fees?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These legal fees are paid to your conveyancer for the work they complete. The quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Conveyancing disbursements

Disbursements are third-party costs paid by your solicitor on your behalf. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check for hidden costs

Double-check for additional fees or charges, if you are comparing conveyancing quotes. Some firms may set out extra costs in the small print, leading to a higher final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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