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Reasons to use our Gamlingay conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site is the first site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Gamlingay will be carried out by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Gamlingay - if so both parties are likely to be on good working terms
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Gamlingay
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Gamlingay solicitor have established valuable connections with Gamlingay local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your home move in Gamlingay.
  • 5 Gamlingay lawyers work in conjunction with Gamlingay estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gamlingay since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gamlingay

I am in need of a conveyancer. Do I opt for a nationwide conveyancer rather than a local Gamlingay conveyancing solicitor?

On the whole conveyancing lawyers in your location will benefit from strong alliances with your local authority, which could assist with your Gamlingay conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will require on your transaction. It can only assist if they have strong relationships with the Land Registry in your area Gamlingay, other conveyancers in the neighbourhood and Gamlingay Estate Agents.

What does a local search reveal about the property my wife and I buying in Gamlingay?

Gamlingay conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Xpress Legal The local search plays a central role in most Gamlingay conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Gamlingay. Now, I need the documents but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Gamlingay of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Gamlingay I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Gamlingay for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you need a home loan that many years will be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

Is it best to go with a Gamlingay conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can carry out the conveyancing however his firm is located 300miles drive away.

The benefit of a high street Gamlingay conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign documents, deliver your identification documents and pester them if necessary. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and they were happy that must surpass using an unknown Gamlingay conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being round the corner.

Should local authority consent be required to split a house into multiple appartments in Gamlingay? This has been carried out to a house next door to my house in Gamlingay and was unaware of the conversion until the works were complete.

Planning Permission yes. Building Regulations yes.

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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

Conveyancing 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.

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Gamlingay property searches for the title
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other papers collated by the vendor’s property lawyer
  • Raising enquiries with the seller’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Reviewing replies provided by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the new ownership and the home loan (if relevant) at the Land Registry.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Gamlingay almost always consists of the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (if applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the HMLR.

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

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