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Reasons to use our Brigg conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Brigg solicitors work in conjunction with Brigg estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Brigg estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Brigg
  • 4 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in choosing a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Experience means that Brigg conveyancer have developed excellent links with Brigg local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your home move in Brigg.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Brigg since June 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brigg

Why would I instruct a Brigg conveyancing practice when online alternatives are easier on the wallet?

By all means make sure that you compare conveyancing costs in Brigg and you should seek an affordable quote but don’t become consumed with sourcing the lowest priced Brigg conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a smooth and a distressing home move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist conveyancer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone discussion and can never replicate a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. He or She will inform you on headway and keep you informed. If you ever need to contact the firm you will be sure who to ask for and they will endeavour to make sure that you are in the know.

Is it correct that all Brigg CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Nottingham conveyancing list of approved firms?

Some major banks and building societies now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I can not work out if my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have called my Brigg bank branch on a couple of occasions and was told it does not impact the mortgage offer and they would lend. My Brigg conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they will not lend in accordance with their specific requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

Your conveyancer has to comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook section two conditions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Brigg solicitor - who is on the UBS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

UBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually UBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Brigg postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with UBS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Brigg.

I am purchasing a new build house in Brigg with a loan from Bank of Scotland. The builders refused to budge the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not reveal to my solicitor about the extras as it could jeopardize my mortgage with Bank of Scotland. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Brigg is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Brigg are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Brigg you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Brigg may ascertain 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 premises.

I am downsizing from my property. My former solicitors closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Brigg if that makes a difference.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Brigg. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

I work for a busy estate agency in Brigg where we have witnessed a number of flat sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have received contradictory information from local Brigg conveyancing solicitors. Could you shed some light as to whether the owner of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I invested in buying a 1st floor flat in Brigg, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Corresponding flats in Brigg with over 90 years remaining are worth £216,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2092

With 69 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Brigg regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Brigg but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Hetts Johnson Whiting, 11 Bigby Street, Brigg, South Humberside, DN20 8EP

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Brigg

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brigg specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Hetts Johnson Whiting, 11 Bigby Street, Brigg, South Humberside, DN20 8EP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Brigg regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Brigg specialising in commercial conveyancing in Brigg. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Hetts Johnson Whiting, 11 Bigby Street, Brigg, South Humberside, DN20 8EP

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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