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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Cottenham conveyancing

Top 5 reasons to let us assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Cottenham

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Cottenham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers are located in Cottenham - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 3 Experience means that Cottenham property lawyer have established very good links with Cottenham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Cottenham.
  • 4 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Cottenham regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Cottenham and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Cottenham lawyers work in conjunction with Cottenham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cottenham since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cottenham

Is it realistic for conveyancing in Cottenham to be completed inside 10 days?

In a situation where you are under time constraints for your conveyancing it is highly recommended that your solicitor is familiar with the area as they will have local connections and insight. It is even conceivable that they could have handled previousproperties in the same street. You would be best advised to use a Cottenham conveyancing lawyer. Second, ensure that the conveyancing firm is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is said that 18% of Cottenham conveyancing transactions are suspended or jeopardised after discovering a buyer’s conveyancer was not on their banks member panel. This can often result in the transaction being frustrated by an average of three weeks. It is believed that this issue affects approximately one hundred thousand home moves every year. Almost all Cottenham conveyancing firms can not represent certain banks so do check at the outset.

My grandfather passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Cottenham. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £8000. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to RBS, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?

Given you intend to re-mortgage then RBS will insist on your using a conveyancer on the RBS conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your RBS conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the RBS mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

I require quick conveyancing in Cottenham as I am faced with a deadline to complete in less than 2 weeks. Fortunately I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not getting a mortgage you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no lawyer would advise that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Cottenham the following are instances of issues that can show up and adversely affect future saleability: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

I am purchasing my first flat in Cottenham with the aid of help to buy. The sellers would not budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent advised me not reveal to my solicitor about the deal as it may jeopardize my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

My brother has suggested that I use his lawyers for conveyancing in Cottenham. Should I use them?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Cottenham conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to find a conveyancing practitioner is to have recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the solicitor that you are contemplating using.

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Cottenham. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Cottenham are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Cottenham in which case you should be looking for a Cottenham conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the freeholder’spermission to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor will advise you fully on all the issues.

Cottenham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    What is the the remaining lease term? The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the leaseholders have control and even though a managing agent is usually employed where it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves. On the whole the outlay for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, although there some managing agents in Cottenham ask leaseholders to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance.

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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 small selection of solicitors in Cottenham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cottenham practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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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