Having spent time reviewing consumer advice sites for an affordable solicitor in Godmanchester, many say that I must use a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in buying or selling property, trusted by some of the UK's biggest lenders. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Building Societies Association (BSA). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Godmanchester is one of the many areas of the UK where there are CQS solicitors.
We are planning on selling our home in Godmanchester and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a web based conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Godmanchester. Having lived in Godmanchester for three years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
I have justbeen informed that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Godmanchester for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Godmanchester conveyancing specialists.
I'm buying my first flat in Godmanchester with the aid of help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The property agent told me not to tell my lawyer about the extras as it could affect my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.
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 am selling my house. My former lawyers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Godmanchester if that makes a difference.
Please use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Godmanchester. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
What tools are available to find a Godmanchester conveyancing solicitor on the mortgage company conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 20kilometers to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case Godmanchester and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest Godmanchester. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the lender solicitor panel.