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Reasons to use our Godmanchester conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Godmanchester conveyancers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 Notwithstanding what other companies inform you it could be necessary to attend your conveyancer to sign legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the pot.
  • 3 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers are located in Godmanchester - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 4 The organisations identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 Godmanchester property lawyers work in partnership with Godmanchester estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Godmanchester since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Godmanchester

Due to complete my purchase in Godmanchester next Monday. My conveyancing practitioner now wants me to supply her with proof of content and building insurance for the property as as she informs me that she is duty bound to validate that it is in order for the bank. What does the insurance need to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for lenders would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 requirements. These obligations are not limited to conveyancing in Godmanchester.

Finally the sale completed on my house in Godmanchester last February but the buyer keeps Skype messaging daily to moan that their conveyancer needs to hear from mylawyer. What should my lawyer have done following completion?

Post completion of your sale your solicitor should forward the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor must also evidence that the home loan has been redeemed to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps unique to conveyancing in Godmanchester.

I am buying a property and the solicitor has referenced Chancel Repair to which the property may be liable because it falls into the area of such a church. He has recommended insurance. Is this strictly necessary for conveyancing in Godmanchester

Unless a prior acquisition of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you can assume that conveyancing practitioners delivering conveyancing in Godmanchester to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I am buying a new build house in Godmanchester with a mortgage from Chelsea Building Society. The sellers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep advised me not to tell my solicitor about the deal as it could adversely affect my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Godmanchester is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Godmanchester are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Godmanchester you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Godmanchester may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I am hoping to purchase a repression property in Godmanchester and the bank selling would like to complete within a month. Do conveyancers complete in this timeframe? Would it be better to select a high street Godmanchester firm or an online organisation that professes to offer speedy conveyancing?

Attend your Godmanchester shopping parade. Go in to 3 solicitor’s offices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for an estimate. Explain your requirements and seek assurances on speed. Choose the one that appears most trustworthy. Be sure to use a solicitor on the list of lawyers who can act for your mortgage company.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Godmanchester

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Godmanchester specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Godmanchester regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Godmanchester practicing in commercial conveyancing in Godmanchester. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Warrens Boyes & Archer, 20 Hartford Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3QH
  • Leeds Day, Godwin House, George Street, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3BD
  • Copleys Solicitors Llp, Red House, 10 Market Hill, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AW
  • Winters Legal Llp, 3 Sheep Market, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AJ
  • Simon Merchant Property Solicitors, The Old Stables, Highfield Farm, Perry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0BN

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Godmanchester regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Godmanchester 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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