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Reasons to use our Cottenham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the the conveyancers for the other party have offices in Cottenham - if so sets of lawyers will be on good working terms
  • 2 Cottenham solicitors work in partnership with Cottenham estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Cottenham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Cottenham will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Cottenham conveyancers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cottenham since August 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cottenham

I am in the process of refinancing my property in Cottenham, does my lawyer need to be on the Coventry BS Solicitor panel?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Coventry BS will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that may affect a commercial estate in Cottenham?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Cottenham will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Cottenham. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Cottenham.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Cottenham it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to Cottenham commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Cottenham.

The deeds to my home are lost. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Cottenham 4 years ago have long since closed. What are my options?

As long as you have a registered title the details of your proprietorship will be evidenced by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is easy to execute a search at the Land Registry, identify your house and secure up to date copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually retain a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for £20 inclusive of VAT.

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Cottenham in advance of instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders tend not grant a loan on such a premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Cottenham. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Cottenham especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Cottenham.

I am 14 days into a residential purchase having been recommend to a firm by the selling agent to carry out the conveyancing in Cottenham. I am am starting to be dissatisfied with the quality of service. Can you you assist me in finding new lawyers?

A solicitor would have to be really poor in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the mortgage offer been sent? In the event that it has you need to make them aware of the new solicitor and ensure the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. The solicitor ideally should be on the lenders approved list to avoid escalating fees and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our search tool can help you find a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Cottenham

When it comes to my conveyancing in Cottenham should I be paying VAT on the following: (1) Land reg fee on purchase (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on purchase (4) Bank TT fee

(1) Land reg fee on purchase - No (2) Pre - completion search fees -No, (such conveyancing searches are HMLR ones and means £4 and possibly £2 bankruptcy per name on your mortgage) (3) SDLT E submission on your purchase - There is no VAT on Stamp Duty. However if the firm is charging a stamp duty e-submission fee as part of their services - some Cottenham conveyancers do - that will incur VAT(4) Bank transfer fee - Yes it is for the conveyancing practitioner's time in submitting the funds this way.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cottenham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Miller Sands, Regent House, 133 Station Road, Impington, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9NP
  • Taylor Vinters Llp, Merlin Place, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0DP
  • Fowler De Pledge, Unit 14, Chesterton Mill, Frenchs Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 3NP
  • Lgss Law Ltd, Shire Hall, Castle Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP
  • Hewitsons Llp, Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8EP

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Cottenham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Cottenham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Page Property Lawyers , 11 High Street, CB24 9JD

Planning law solicitors in Cottenham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cottenham with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Cottenham
  • Andrew Bryce & Co, Unit 23 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0EY
  • Lgss Law Ltd, Shire Hall, Castle Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP
  • Hewitsons Llp, Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8EP
  • Richard Buxton, 19b Victoria Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1JP

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

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