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Logical reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Burwell

  • 1 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Burwell regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal links with Burwell estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The Burwell conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Burwell
  • 4 Using a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s lawyers are located in Burwell - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Burwell since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burwell

After what seems like an age a loan agreement from Nationwide for the remortgage of my 2 bedroom apartment is due imminently. Are you able to propose a low cost conveyancing practitioner in Burwell?

You have arrived at the wrong place to search for a cheap conveyancing solicitors in Burwell. Our aim is to provide value for money conveyancing but we do not aim to work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint companies seducing you with low cost conveyancing in Burwell. In your best case scenario, in going for low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you invoiced for additional fees and still not end up with the service you were looking for.

As someone unfamiliar with conveyancing in Burwell what is the number one tip you can give me for the home moving process in Burwell

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Burwell and elsewhere in Cambridgeshire is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the home moving process. For example, the seller, selling agent and sometimes a mortgage company. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Burwell is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the process whose responsibility is to protect your best interests and to keep you safe.

There is a worrying ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone must be at fault for the process taking so long. We recommend that you should always trust your lawyer ahead of the other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

My colleague suggested that if I am purchasing in Burwell I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

This is a search is sometimes included in the estimate for your Burwell conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Burwell around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Burwell Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Burwell.

My father-in-law has suggested that I use his lawyers for conveyancing in Burwell. Should I find my own conveyancer?

There are no two ways about it the ideal way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to get guidance from friends or family who have experience in using the firm you're are thinking of instructing.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Burwell. Conveyancing and Godiva Mortgages Ltd mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing practitioner in Burwell who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First contact HMLR to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Burwell conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I inherited a leasehold flat in Burwell, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar flats in Burwell with over 90 years remaining are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2078

With just 54 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

I have selected a Burwell conveyancing solicitor for our house purchase (first time buyers) and have noticed in the engagement letter that they are not covered by the FCA. Am I right to be concerned or is that standard with solicitor?

We can't see why they should be. Most conveyancing practitioner don't lend money. They will be governed by the SRA, who dictate specific conditions covering amounts held in their bank.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Burwell regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Burwell specialising in commercial conveyancing in Burwell. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Edmondson Hall, 25 Exeter Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8AR
  • Rustons & Lloyd, Beaufort House, 136 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JP
  • Smart Law Solicitors Llp, 42 High Street, Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5HE

Residential in Burwell is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the lawyer retained by the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to supplemental questions from the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where applicable)

Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Burwell includes some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (where relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (where appropriate) at the HMLR.

Neighboring Locations

Ely
Soham
Milton
Waterbeach
Burwell
Newmarket
Red Lodge
Sawston

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

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