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Reasons to use our Cottenham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Cottenham regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 The companies shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 3 Cottenham property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Cottenham conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your conveyancing
  • 4 There is a distinct possibility the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Cottenham - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 Notwithstanding what alternative companies may claim it may be necessary to attend your lawyer to sign contracts. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cottenham since July 2021*

Disposal

of detached residence residence, Days Meadow, CB24 3GS completing on 16/08/2021 at a price of £380,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of detached residence residence, Whitmore Way, CB25 9HS completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £270,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced premises, Livermore Close, CB4 2PT completing on 26/07/2021 at a price of £315,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of semi property, Colwyn Close, CB4 3NU completing on 16/07/2021 at a price of £299,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cottenham

I hired a local firm for our conveyancing in Cottenham recently. After carefully reading the Ts and Cs I seeI am on the hook for charges even where the transaction does not complete. Should I go with them or appoint an internet firm promoting no move no charge conveyancing in Cottenham?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is offered then the conveyancing charges will generally be uplifted to neutralise those cases that do not go ahead. Please beware that these promotions rarely cover disbursements for instance Cottenham conveyancing search costs.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Cottenham

There are two types of lawyers who can carry out conveyancing in Cottenham namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals administer conveyancing services that required to complete the disposal or purchase of property. Both are required to conduct Cottenham conveyancing on similar standards and guidelines so you can be sure that your conveyancing will be professionally administered and that the requisite procedures should be accurately taken.

Are all Cottenham Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel?

Some major lenders now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their panels.

My wife and I are spending time viewing apartments in Cottenham and I am about to put in an offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Barclays.

It would be advisable to commence your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Barclays, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Barclays conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

A friend suggested that where I am buying in Cottenham I should ask my conveyancer to 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 quoted for as part of the standard Cottenham conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Cottenham around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Cottenham Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Cottenham Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Cottenham.

I have been advised by a few selling agents in Cottenham to locate a conveyancer using your seach tool. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers over and above alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to give any referral fee for pointing buyers and sellers our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Cottenham. I've stumble across a site which appears to be the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all formalities done via email that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Do I have to attend the offices of the bank conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Cottenham as it will be easier to pop in to their offices when needed.

Most conveyancing panel lawyers for the lender undertake conveyancing via the post, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake your Conveyancing Transaction no matter where you live in England or Wales. YOu dont have to use a conveyancing solicitor in Cottenham. However you should check if you can still book an appointment to go into appointed conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cottenham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cottenham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cottenham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Cottenham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Cottenham. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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
  • Shelbournes Solicitors, 1 Munro House, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 8SQ
  • Lgss Law Ltd, Shire Hall, Castle Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP

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

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