I have been told that property searches are the main reason for stalling in Cubitt Town conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Cubitt Town.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Cubitt Town. Now, I need my documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Cubitt Town of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How does conveyancing in Cubitt Town differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Cubitt Town approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because builders in Cubitt Town usually buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Cubitt Town or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in Cubitt Town I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Cubitt Town suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?
If you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be an issue. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.
How do I locate a Cubitt Town solicitor on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am happy to travel upto 10miles to meet the lawyer.
You can use the tool on this page. Please select a lender and your location and you will see a number of Cubitt Town conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Cubitt Town conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can telephone them to check if they are on the Skipton Building Society panel
My estate agent has recommended their property lawyer for the conveyancing in Cubitt Town - Surely it’s easier to just use them?
It is not always the case and you are at liberty to use whichever conveyancer you prefer for your Cubitt Town home move. The conveyancing practitioner suggested by an estate agent may not necessarily be the right property lawyer, they may suggest their own conveyancing firm who are based remotely. In this instance you may not have contact with your conveyancer and due to the lack of continuity in the transaction, it may be difficult to obtain progress reports.