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Grantham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 August was the busiest month and September was the next busiest month while March was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Grantham
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Grantham that are buy to let is 14%
  • 3 Average time frame of 162 days for registration of title in Grantham
  • 4 135 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Grantham
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 52 days for conveyancing in Grantham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Grantham since November 2023*

Sale

of flat Wessington Court NG31 7FA, at the agreed amount of £45,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced premises, Rosy Row, NG32 1LZ completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £345,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Grantham

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Grantham is more expensive?

Grantham leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

Do I need to pay for insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when purchasing a house in Grantham?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises completed post 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors handling conveyancing in Grantham to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

The deeds to my home can not be found. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Grantham 5 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?

In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will be aware precisely where to look for all the relevant documentation so you may purchase or dispose of your property without a hitch. If copies can’t be located, your lawyer can put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your property.

How does conveyancing in Grantham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Grantham approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because new home sellers in Grantham typically buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Grantham or who has acted in the same development.

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, but the property agent informed us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we appoint the agent's chosen conveyancers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Grantham

We suspect that the seller is not behind this requirement. If they require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to instruct your preferred Grantham conveyancing firm - as opposed tothe ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing figures pre-set by corporate headquarters.

All being well we will complete the disposal of our £400,000 maisonette in Grantham in 10 days. The management company has quoted £408 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Grantham?

Grantham conveyancing on leasehold apartments normally requires the purchaser’s solicitor submitting questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to such questions the majority will be content to assist. They are at liberty to charge a reasonable charge for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some cases it is above £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in respect of administration charges, otherwise the invoice is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Grantham - Sample of Questions you should ask before buying

    You should be aware if it is fewer than eighty years it will impact the marketability of the flat. Check with your lender that they are willing to go ahead with the loan given the lease term. A short lease means that you will almost definitely require a lease extension sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this will be. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the premises for a couple of years before you are entitled to extend the lease. The answer will be important as a) areas may cause problems in the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if services are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the running of the building you will wish to have complete disclosure Plenty Grantham leasehold flats will have a service charge for the upkeep of the building invoiced on behalf of the landlord. Should you buy the flat you will have to pay this charge, usually in instalments during the year. This may vary from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. In all likelihood there will be a ground rent to be met yearly, ordinarily this is not a exorbitant amount, say around £25-£75 but you should to check it because sometimes it can be many hundreds of pounds.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Grantham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Henry Thompson & Son (grantham) Llp, 7 Elmer Street North, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6RE
  • Pert & Malim, 79 Westgate, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LD
  • Bird & Co Solicitors Llp, 15 Castlegate, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6SE
  • Nerina Farmer Limited, C/o Ringrose Law, 4 St Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6QD
  • The Ringrose Law Group (incorporating Nortons), 4 St. Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6QD

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Grantham

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Grantham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Bird & Co Solicitors Llp, 15 Castlegate, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6SE
  • The Ringrose Law Group (incorporating Nortons), 4 St. Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6QD
  • The J M Practice Limited, Autumn Park Business Centre, Dysart Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7EU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Grantham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Grantham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Grantham. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Henry Thompson & Son (grantham) Llp, 7 Elmer Street North, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6RE
  • Pert & Malim, 79 Westgate, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LD
  • Bird & Co Solicitors Llp, 15 Castlegate, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6SE
  • The Ringrose Law Group (incorporating Nortons), 4 St. Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6QD

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