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Conveyancing in Cottingham : Keep it Local

Top 5 reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Cottingham

  • 1 Cottingham property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Cottingham home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 2 Chances are that the the conveyancers for the other party are located in Cottingham - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 3 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Cottingham are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Cottingham and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Cottingham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cottingham since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cottingham

I am progressing with the sale of my home in Cottingham and the estate agent has just called to say that the purchasers are switching solicitor. The excuse is that the lender will only work with property lawyers on their approved list. Why would a big named lender only engage with certain law firms rather the firm that they want to select for their conveyancing in Cottingham ?

UK lenders have always had an approved set of law firms that can act for them, but in recent years big names such as Santander, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for many years.

Lenders attribute this action to a rise in fraud as the reason for the cull – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Plenty of firms do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are not going to have any impact on this.

We were just about to exchange contracts for a freehold house in Cottingham. We encountered a stumbling block. Our mortgage offer with Nationwide Building Society expires on 29/7/2024 but the vendors are insisting on a completion date of 31/7/2024. Is it possible to prolong the loan offer?

The best person to address this concern is your lawyer who should assess whether he or she is should be discussing with the lender, owner’s conveyancers, property agents or indeed all three given the circumstances your transaction as of today.

I purchased a freehold residence in Cottingham yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Cottingham and has limited impact for conveyancing in Cottingham but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

I have been told by my conveyancer that missing deeds insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Cottingham?

The appropriate level of missing deeds indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

When it comes to lenders such as Lloyds, do Cottingham lawyers incur a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

Can I be sure that the Cottingham conveyancing solicitor on the Coventry BS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Cottingham seeking recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Cottingham before instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders may not give a mortgage on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check via 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 Cottingham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing house to a BTL loan with Nottingham Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on another house. The location we are looking at is Cottingham. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and link together the transactions?

Do use our search tool on this site to ensure that the lawyers are approved by both lenders. Having checked that they are your solicitor will be able to simultaneously deal with the two deals but you should have a chat with you solicitor and make apparent your desired outcome and requirements.

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What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Cottingham?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding buying and selling property and cover conveyancing nationwide not just Cottingham. If using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Receive a swift, independent and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Cottingham about your conveyancing in Cottingham.

Home selling conveyancing in Cottingham usually consists of the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancer retained by the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to additional questions from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions raised by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

Cottingham commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Granting a licence to assign, sublet or carry out works Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Comprehensive advice on planning issues

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

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