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Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Cottenham

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Cottenham regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Cottenham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved law practices carrying out conveyancing in Cottenham registered with the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Notwithstanding what other lawyers advise it could be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to sign contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a homemove without needing to include the postman into the pot.
  • 4 The companies shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 5 Cottenham conveyancing lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cottenham since November 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cottenham

Please could you suggest a Birmingham Midshires accepted Cottenham conveyancing solicitor finish our home move within a very limited time frame? Am I best advised to unstruct a high street Cottenham conveyancer or a national firm?

We can recommend some very good Cottenham conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Cottenham. Approach some well established firms and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your expectations together with your reasons and get a commitment on your deadline. Appoint the one that appears most efficient.

As a novice what is the most important advice you can give me concerning purchase conveyancing in Cottenham?

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Cottenham or throughout England and Wales is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the home moving process. For example, the seller, selling agent and even potentially the bank. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Cottenham is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a worrying creep in the "blame" culture- someone must be blamed for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

After reviewing mumsnet.com for an online solicitor in Cottenham, many comment that I must look for a CQS assured lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

Cottenham Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have obtained accreditation under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) CQS was brought about to establish evidence of quality standards in the home legal process. CQS enables buyers and sellers to recognise solicitor firms who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Cottenham is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which CQS have a presence. The scheme obliges solicitors to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-reporting, random audits and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Building Societies Association.

I am aiming to move house in May. Does my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Cottenham. Conveyancing firm was organised prior to coming across this site.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to pick up the keys from the estate agent but this can only occur when the vendors solicitors inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be released. Subsequently you will need to inform the removal men that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a specific removal company but can assist you in choosing a residential property solicitor in Cottenham or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Cottenham.

We had chosen conveyancers with offices in Cottenham on the Nottingham solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a further sum for handling the Nottingham mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Nottingham?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to levy a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Nottingham but by your Cottenham conveyancer. Numerous firms on the Nottingham panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

I'm in the process of looking at apartments in Cottenham and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it best to have my lawyer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with Nationwide.

It would be advisable to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the selling agent. As you are obtaining a mortgage with Nationwide, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I acquired my flat on 12 March and the transaction details are still not on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Cottenham expressed confidence that it will be recorded in a couple of weeks. Are properties in Cottenham uniquely lengthy to register?

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Cottenham registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can vary according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry must send notices to any other persons or bodies. At present in the region of 80% of such applications are fully dealt with within 12 days but occasionally there can be longer delays. Historically registration is effected after the buyer is living at the premises thus registration formalities is not always top priority but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

What makes a Cottenham lease unacceptable for security purposes?

Leasehold conveyancing in Cottenham is not unique. All leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain provisions are missing. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Insurance obligations Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the building

You will have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Lloyds TSB Bank, Leeds Building Society, and Nottingham Building Society all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

I invested in buying a basement flat in Cottenham, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2000. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable flats in Cottenham with over 90 years remaining are worth £171,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2100

With just 79 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cottenham

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cottenham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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 non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cottenham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Cottenham. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

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

Please be aware 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

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

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