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Reasons to use our Cranfield conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cranfield solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Cranfield conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 This site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Cranfield will be conducted by a conveyancer on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Cranfield is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 The Cranfield conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Cranfield
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Cranfield

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cranfield since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cranfield

My grandmother passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Cranfield. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Skipton, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

If you intend to refinance then Skipton will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Skipton 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 Skipton 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 Skipton mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Cranfield?

Two types of professional can carry out conveyancing in Cranfield namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. The two can handle conveyancing services that you need to complete the sale or acquisition of property. Both are obliged to conduct Cranfield conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you may be sure that your conveyancing will be professionally administered and that all requisite procedures should be appropriately attended to.

I just acquired a house at auction in Cranfield. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Given that you are now legally bound yourself to purchase you must retain a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you will have a pending a drop dead date to complete the conveyancing. Every auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke legal set of papers. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold premises the legal pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation specific to a leasehold property. You need to give this to the conveyancer working for you ASAP. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete on the on the contractual date .

I have instructed a Cranfield lawyer having made sure that they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Virgin Money will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Virgin Money will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Cranfield postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Virgin Money, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Cranfield.

Should commercial conveyancing searches disclose proposed roadworks that may impact a commercial estate in Cranfield?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Cranfield will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Cranfield. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Cranfield.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Cranfield it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Cranfield commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Cranfield.

five months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Cranfield completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Cranfield. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Cranfield

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please supply a car parking plan. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Cranfield I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Cranfield suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cranfield regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Cranfield but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Kingsley David Solicitors Limited, Shelton House, 4 High Street, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8SD
  • Rushford & Mccarville Llp, Brewery House, 84 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 8AQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cranfield

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cranfield specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Kingsley David Solicitors Limited, Shelton House, 4 High Street, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8SD
  • Rushford & Mccarville Llp, Brewery House, 84 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 8AQ

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

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide as well as Cranfield. If appointed a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Be supplied with a timeous, objective and comprehensive service when if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in Cranfield.

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

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