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Grantham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to moving day was 33 days for conveyancing in Grantham
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Grantham that are buy to let is 20%
  • 3 February was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while November was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Grantham
  • 4 95% freehold and 5% leasehold conveyancing in Grantham for this year to date
  • 5 Average time frame of 69 days for registration of title in Grantham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Grantham since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Grantham

The Grantham conveyancing firm handling our Grantham conveyancing has spotted a difference between the assumptions in the home valuation report and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My lawyer has advised that he needs to ensure that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s course or action right?

Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Grantham is more expensive?

The conveyancing charges for a leasehold property in Grantham is frequently greater as compared to a freehold acquisition or disposal. This is because there is an amount of extra investigations required in corresponding with the landlord and managing agents to obtain information about whether the rent and maintenance charges have been paid and whether there are any large sums expected to be spent in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

I am selling my apartment in Grantham. Does my solicitor need to be required to be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently currently.

Will our conveyancer be raising questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Grantham.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Grantham. There are those who purchase a property in Grantham, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that may be initiated by the buyer or by their lawyers which will figure out the risks in Grantham. The standard information sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard inquiry of the vendor to discover whether the property has ever been flooded. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past which is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser could issue a compensation claim resulting from an incorrect answer. The buyer’s lawyers will also order an environmental search. This will reveal if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be made.

I am using a search engine for the words on line conveyancing in Grantham it shows results of many solicitorslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancer for me?

The ideal way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via trusted testimonial, so ask friends and relatives who have bought a property in Grantham or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Grantham differ, so it's sensible to obtain a minimum of four fee estimates from different solicitors. Dont forget to clarify that the costs are assured not to to be inflated.

Back In 2003, I bought a leasehold house in Grantham. Conveyancing and The Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Grantham who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Grantham conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I bought a studio flat in Grantham, conveyancing having been completed 3 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Grantham with over 90 years remaining are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2085

With just 65 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £13,300 and £15,400 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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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

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Grantham ordinarily entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the bank (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the home loan (where relevant) at the HMLR.

Grantham commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Negotiating, completing and terminating commercial leases Offices, retail or industrial units Comprehensive advice on planning issues Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Advice on commercial mortgages General advice on title or other property issues

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