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Examples of recent conveyancing in Gamlingay since June 2022*

Sale

of semi premises, Weavers Green, SG19 2TR completing on 22/06/2022 at a price of £318,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Sale

of terraced premises, Rutland Gardens, SG19 1JG completing on 14/07/2022 at a price of £395,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title

Sale

of house premises, Carlisle Close, SG19 1TX completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £392,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of terraced residence, Winchester Road, SG19 1RG completing on 22/06/2022 at a price of £255,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gamlingay

Our Gamlingay solicitor has identified an inconsistency between the assumptions in the valuation report and what is revealed within the conveyancing documents. My lawyer has advised that he is duty bound to check that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s stance correct?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

I purchased a freehold premises in Gamlingay yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Gamlingay and has limited impact for conveyancing in Gamlingay 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 have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

I am the only beneficiary of my late father’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Gamlingay. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in August. I want to move. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship may be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in August. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be caught by that. many banks would take a sensible view as this requirement principally exists to identify the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of properties.

We are getting the release of further funds on our mortgage from Leeds Building Society as we intend to conduct improvements to our property in Gamlingay. Are we obliged to select a nearby Gamlingay solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Leeds Building Society would not normally instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Leeds Building Society list.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Gamlingay. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

I require quick conveyancing in Gamlingay as I have pressure to exchange contracts in less than 4 weeks. A home loan is not required. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are not getting a mortgage you have the choice not to do searches although no conveyancer would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Gamlingay the following are examples of what can show up and adversely impact market value: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Gamlingay. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Gamlingay ?

The majority of houses in Gamlingay are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Gamlingay in which case you should be shopping around for a Gamlingay conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.

I own a 1 bedroom flat in Gamlingay, conveyancing was carried out 9 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Gamlingay with an extended lease are worth £206,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2088

With only 66 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £12,400 and £14,200 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have just been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Gamlingay. Conveyancing lawyers have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Gamlingay ?

The majority of houses in Gamlingay are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Gamlingay in which case you should be shopping around for a Gamlingay conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the freeholder’spermission to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Gamlingay regulated by the SRA

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

  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT
  • Woodwards, 3 High Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0JE
  • Wilkinson & Butler, Peppercorn House, 8 Huntingdon Street, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1BH
  • Beacon Wealth Legal Ltd, 26 Market Square, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2PJ
  • King Lawes Legal, 21a Huntingdon Street, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1BL

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Gamlingay

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Gamlingay with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT
  • Wilkinson & Butler, Peppercorn House, 8 Huntingdon Street, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1BH
  • Beacon Wealth Legal Ltd, 26 Market Square, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2PJ

disposing of a home in Gamlingay is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the owners once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related papers
  • Sending draft papers to the solicitor representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering additional questions from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if relevant)

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

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