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Reasons to use our Cottenham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Cottenham conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Cottenham
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Cottenham have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Cottenham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Cottenham regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 5 Using a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cottenham since November 2023*

Disposal

of house premises, Rampton Road, CB24 8TH completing on 23/11/2023 at a price of £585,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Sale

of flat Manhattan Drive CB4 1JX, at buying price of £260,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of detached residence premises, The Paddocks, CB1 3HG completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £616,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cottenham

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Cottenham. Please spell out why all Cottenham lawyers aren't included on all lender panels?

As unjust as it may appear for mortgage companies to restrict who can act for them, from the public’s or conveyancer’s point of view, the flip side is that lenders are becoming ever more anxious and regard it necessary to protect them from illegal activities. As a result of this concern banks are limiting their conveyancing panel to a manageable size.

We're in Cottenham, First time buyers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is UBS , and our solicitor is on the UBS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the UBS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancing practitioner should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may affect a commercial premises in Cottenham?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Cottenham will conduct 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 addressed adequately can cause delays to Cottenham commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Cottenham.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Cottenham before appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can look into this further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Cottenham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I have recently realised that I have Seventy years left on my lease in Cottenham. I need to extend my lease but my freeholder is absent. What options are available to me?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to find the landlord. For most situations a specialist should be helpful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document which can be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Cottenham.

I invested in buying a 1 bedroom flat in Cottenham, conveyancing formalities finalised May 1997. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Cottenham with an extended lease are worth £207,000. The ground rent is £60 charged once a year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2081

You have 57 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £28,500 and £33,000 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

My lender have just issued us with a mortgage offer. We appointed a local conveyancer in Cottenham yesterday. A couple of hours ago, our broker called to say that the bank said that we cannot use our solicitor as they aren't on their panel. As FTB's, we had no idea that the lender had a say Is this allowed?

You can actually use any conveyencer you prefer to instruct including the said conveyancer in Cottenham however if your bank aren't happy with them you must incur additional cost so your bank can appoint their own solicitors as well to protect their interest. sometimes it is conceivable that your preferred conveyancing firm to get included on to the bank list of approved firms. Do make the most of internet search facilities such as lenderpanel.com to find a conveyancing solcitor in Cottenham on the bank panel. You can go into your local bank branch in Cottenham. They can recommend conveyancing solicitors in Cottenham on the bank panel.

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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 across 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. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • 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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