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Reasons to use our Cottenham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Cottenham are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Cottenham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Cottenham
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative companies tell you it could be important to attend your conveyancer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personalised service. Online forums often suggest that in using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Cottenham property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cottenham since October 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cottenham

I was referred a conveyancer who has given a fee estimate £995 for no completion no fee conveyancing in Cottenham. I’m hoping to sell a Victorian house for £275,000. This appears overpriced. Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Cottenham?

The estimate does seem a tad steep. Where you are happy to spend time scrutinising quotes you might reduce the fees slightly by as much as £100 plus VAT. That being said, you couldcome to regret choosing an an unknown conveyancer. Don't forget to ensure the firm can act for your mortgage company. You can make use of our search tool to select a Cottenham conveyancing practice on the banks conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Cottenham.

The Cottenham conveyancing firm that I recently instructed on my purchase in Cottenham have suddenly shut down. I only went with them because I needed a solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel and my previous Cottenham lawyer was not. I paid them 275 plus VAT in advance. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to assist.

My wife and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Cottenham and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any high street Cottenham conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used an internet conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Cottenham. We have lived in Cottenham for many years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)

I have todaydiscovered that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Cottenham for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I establish that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to check if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Cottenham conveyancing specialists.

I am downsizing from my house. My past lawyers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Cottenham if that makes a difference.

You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Cottenham. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

My husband and I are first time buyers - agreed a price, but the property agent advised that the owners will only proceed if we instruct their chosen conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Cottenham

It is highly unlikely the vendors are behind this. Should the vendor require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the vendors direct and explain that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to appoint your own,trusted Cottenham conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will earn the estate agent a kickback or achieve conveyancing thresholds set by HQ.

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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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Cottenham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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

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 making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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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