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Reasons to use our Godmanchester conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Godmanchester home moves can be made significantly more complicated because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 2 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Godmanchester regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Godmanchester and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Godmanchester solicitors work in partnership with Godmanchester estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 4 Godmanchester conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Godmanchester conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Godmanchester is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Godmanchester since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Godmanchester

I am hoping to receive a offer of a home loan from Lloyds. I intend to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Godmanchester. Does the Lloyds Conveyancing panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Lloyds approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, associated to the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.

I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and must leave my rented property in Godmanchester by 17/9/2021. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Is it possible to complete in 4 weeks as I wish to avoid having to find short term accommodation?

Generally one should not give notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, contact to your solicitor and ask them to they chase the owners solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will look to achieve

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one close by in Godmanchester I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Godmanchester suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

Am I best advised to choose a Godmanchester conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can execute the legal work but they are based over three hundred kilometers away.

The primary upside of using a high street Godmanchester conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign documents, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Godmanchester know how is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and on the whole were content that should trump using an unfamiliar Godmanchester conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.

My fiance and I may need to let out our Godmanchester garden flat for a while due to a new job. We instructed a Godmanchester conveyancing firm in 2003 but they have since shut and we did not think at the time seek any guidance as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

Some leases for properties in Godmanchester do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.

Godmanchester Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Be sure to investigate if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For instance it is reasonably common in Godmanchester leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Godmanchester. If you love the propertyin Godmanchester yet your cat is not allowed to live with you then you have a very hard determination. Does the lease include onerous restrictions? Plenty Godmanchester leasehold properties will have a service bill for maintenance of the building invoiced by the landlord. Should you buy the apartment you will have to pay this contribution, usually in instalments accross the year. This may vary from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built buildings. There will also be a ground rent to be met annual, this is usually not a exorbitant figure, say approximately £25-£75 but you need to check as sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds.

When it comes to my conveyancing in Godmanchester should I be paying VAT on the following: (1) Land reg fee on purchase (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on purchase (4) Bank TT fee

(1) Land reg fee on purchase - No (2) Pre - completion search fees -No, (such conveyancing searches are HMLR ones and means £4 and possibly £2 bankruptcy per name on your mortgage) (3) SDLT E submission on your purchase - There is no VAT on Stamp Duty. However if the firm is charging a stamp duty e-submission fee as part of their services - some Godmanchester conveyancers do - that will incur VAT(4) Bank transfer fee - Yes it is for the conveyancing practitioner's time in submitting the funds this way.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Godmanchester regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Godmanchester

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Godmanchester with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Godmanchester regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Godmanchester practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Copleys Solicitors Llp, Red House, 10 Market Hill, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AW

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

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