Why would I instruct a Gamlingay conveyancing practice when internet based alternatives are so much cheaper?
Its a good idea to contrast conveyancing costs in Gamlingay and you should seek a reasonable fee calculation but don’t become consumed with looking for the cheapest Gamlingay conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a smooth and a distressing home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't replace a phone conversation and can never replicate a face to face appointment. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an online conveyancer. He or She will inform you on any developments making sure that you are regularly updated. Should it ever be necessary to phone the office you will know who you need to speak to and they will ensure you're not left wondering what's going on.
The Gamlingay conveyancing solicitors that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Gamlingay have without warning shut down. I only went with them because I needed a firm on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel and my preferred Gamlingay lawyer was not. I cut them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.
My relative recommended that if I am buying in Gamlingay I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Gamlingay conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Gamlingay around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Gamlingay.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Gamlingay?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Gamlingay. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business premises in Gamlingay and how can your lawyers assist?
The 1954 Act gives security of tenure to commercial lessees, giving them the legal entitlement to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act to your advantage and assist with commercial conveyancing in Gamlingay
Is planning consent needed to split a single dwelling into multiple flats in Gamlingay? This has taken place to a house next door to a friend in Gamlingay and was unaware of the conversion until it was done.
Planning Permission yes. Building Regulations yes.