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  • 1 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Great Linford regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Great Linford and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 2 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Great Linford has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 3 Great Linford solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 4 Great Linford property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Great Linford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s lawyers are based in Great Linford - if so sets of conveyancers will be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Great Linford since July 2021*

Acquisition

of apartment Wodell Drive MK12 5FT, sold for £188,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Disposal

of semi residence, Downland, MK8 8HU completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £225,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Transfer

of flat Howitt Drive MK13 7DY, at buying consideration of £286,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi residence, Scardale, MK13 7ND completing on 13/08/2021 at a price of £227,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Great Linford

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Great Linford is not identified on my bank's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of her work?

That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Great Linford conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

Our nephew is about to exchange on a newly built flat in Great Linford with a home loan from Lloyds. His conveyancer has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Lloyds conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Great Linford. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Now that you have to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you must choose a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of urgency as you now have a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the transaction. All auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke auction pack. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the legal pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork specific to a leasehold property. You need to give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds in place to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with TSB. I assume I don't need a Great Linford lawyer on the TSB panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your TSB mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the TSB mortgage from the register. TSB, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where TSB has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. TSB has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your TSB mortgage has been paid off.

I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Great Linford. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor. I paid an advanced payment of £150. Soon after, the conveyancer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Coventry BS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I require quick conveyancing in Great Linford as I am under a deadline to complete in less than one month. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a cash purchaser you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no lawyer would advise that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Great Linford the following are instances of what can show up and therefore impact the marketability of the property: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

I'm purchasing my first flat in Great Linford with a mortgage from Halifax. The builders would not move on the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The property agent suggested that I not inform my conveyancer about the deal as it may adversely affect my mortgage with Halifax. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

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.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Great Linford ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to issue a mortgage on this type of premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can investigate further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Great Linford. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Great Linford to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Great Linford regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Great Linford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Great Linford. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Green Law Solicitors, 109 Church Street, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5LD
  • Ray Borley Dunkley Llp, 79 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1AU
  • Dass Legal Solutions (mk) Law Ltd, Norfolk House East, 499 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2AH
  • Heald Solicitors Llp, Ashton House, 471 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2AH
  • Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors Llp, 251 Upper Third Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1DR

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Great Linford regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Great Linford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Right Choice Conveyancing Ltd, Milton Keynes Business Centre, MK14 6GD
  • Allan Ainsworth & Co, 34 Colesbourne Drive, MK15 9AN

Planning law solicitors in Great Linford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Great Linford practicing in planning law. This may include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Shoosmiths Llp, Witan Gate House, 500-600 Witan Gate West, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1SH
  • Emw Law Llp, Seebeck House, 1 Seebeck Place, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK5 8FR

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

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