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Main reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Fenstanton

  • 1 Fenstanton lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Fenstanton home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 Fenstanton conveyancing lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 Using a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 Fenstanton solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Fenstanton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing
  • 5 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Fenstanton has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Fenstanton since May 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fenstanton

This question may be naive but I am new to the home buying as a 1st time purchaser of a garden flat in Fenstanton. Do I pick up the keys to the house on the completion date from my solicitor? If so, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Fenstanton?

On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Fenstanton. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the purchase money to the seller's lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be able to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

Is it the case that all Fenstanton solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the RBS conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many lenders do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be governed by the CLC.

The mortgage over my property is with HSBC for my property in Fenstanton. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform HSBC?

You must advise HSBC prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of HSBC’s mortgage conditions. It may be that HSBC will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact HSBC directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a HSBC conveyancing panel solicitor.

I require quick conveyancing in Fenstanton as I have an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line inside 3 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are not getting a home loan you are at free not to have searches carried out although no conveyancer would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Fenstanton the following are examples of issues that can appear and therefore affect future mortgageability: Enforcement Actions, Outstanding Charges, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

How does conveyancing in Fenstanton differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Fenstanton approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because house builders in Fenstanton typically acquire 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 property lawyers 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 Fenstanton or who has acted in the same development.

My husband and I are FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent advised that the vendor will only proceed if we instruct the agent's recommended lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Fenstanton

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this ultimatum. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to instruct your preferred Fenstanton conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give their estate agent a commission or hit his conveyancing figures pre-set by senior management.

I have just appointed agents to market my basement apartment in Fenstanton. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have recently had a quarterly maintenance charge invoice – what should I do?

The sensible thing to do is pay the service charge as normal as all ground rent and maintenance payments should be apportioned on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Fenstanton - Sample of Queries before buying

    The best form of lease structure is if the freehold reversion is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this situation the leaseholders have control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently retained if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves. If a Fenstanton lease has no more than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the salability of the flat. It is worth checking with your bank that they are willing to lend given the lease term. A short lease means that you will almost definitely need a lease extension at some point and it is worth finding out how much this will be. Remember, in most cases you would be be obliged to have been the owner of the property for a couple of years in order to be eligible to extend the lease. Most Fenstanton leasehold apartments will be liable to pay a service charge for the upkeep of the block levied by the freeholder. Should you acquire the apartment you will have to meet this contribution, normally periodically accross the year. This can differ from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built buildings. There will also be a ground rent to be met yearly, ordinarily this is not a large figure, say about £50-£100 but you should to check it because occasionally it could be many hundreds of pounds.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Fenstanton. I need to find out if they are on the bank's approved list of lawyers. Could you help?

One option is to call your conveyancer to check if they are on the bank's approved list. Alternatively please call us and we can investigate and revert. If they are not on the lender panel we can certainly arrange a specialist conveyancing solicitor in Fenstanton on the approved list for your mortgage company.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Fenstanton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Copleys Solicitors Llp, Red House, 10 Market Hill, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AW
  • Winters Legal Llp, 3 Sheep Market, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AJ
  • Warrens Boyes & Archer, 20 Hartford Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3QH
  • Leeds Day, Godwin House, George Street, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3BD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Fenstanton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Fenstanton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Fenstanton. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Copleys Solicitors Llp, Red House, 10 Market Hill, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AW
  • Winters Legal Llp, 3 Sheep Market, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AJ
  • Shelbournes Solicitors, 1 Munro House, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 8SQ
  • Warrens Boyes & Archer, 20 Hartford Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3QH
  • Leeds Day, Godwin House, George Street, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3BD

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Fenstanton regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Fenstanton but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Dorling Cottrell Limited, Grant Hall, PE27 4AA

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

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