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Reasons to use our Great Shelford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Great Shelford will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Great Shelford are familiar with the local issues specific to Great Shelford and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Great Shelford - if so both parties will be on good working terms
  • 4 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Great Shelford home moves can be made a lot more stressful due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 The Great Shelford conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Great Shelford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Great Shelford since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Great Shelford

I am expecting a mortgage offer from Santander. My intention is to employ the services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Great Shelford. Does the Santander Conveyancing panel exclude conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Santander conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

My solicitor has identified a a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are purchasing in Great Shelford. The other side have suggested title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our conveyancing practitioner says that he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?

Notwithstanding that you have a mortgage offer from the bank does not mean to say that the property will meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. You and the bank are the client. The appropriate lender requirements have to be complied with.

How does conveyancing in Great Shelford differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Great Shelford contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Great Shelford usually buy the site, 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Great Shelford or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and found one close by in Great Shelford I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Great Shelford for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage that many years may be problematic. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

My partner has recommend that I use his conveyancers in Great Shelford. Should I use them?

There are no two ways about it the best way to select a conveyancing practitioner is to have guidance from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the solicitor that you are considering.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Great Shelford conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Great Shelford conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with several firms including non Great Shelford conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be helpful:

    What are the charges for lease extension conveyancing?

Great Shelford Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    What prohibitions are contained in the Great Shelford Lease? It would be wise to discover as much as you can regarding the company managing the block as they will either make life much easier or problematic. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to day to day issues such as the tidiness of the common parts. Don't be shy to ask other people what they think of them. On a final note, be sure you know the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the managing agents and precisely what it includes.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Great Shelford

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Great Shelford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Nbm Massucco Shelbourne, Lincoln House, The Paddocks, 347 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 8DH
  • Thomson Webb & Corfield, 16 Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HE
  • Purdys Solicitors Limited, 26 Pepperslade, Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4XT
  • Houlden Sweeney Limited, Wellington House, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1BH
  • Barr Ellison Llp, 39 Parkside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Great Shelford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Great Shelford with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Great Shelford. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Nbm Massucco Shelbourne, Lincoln House, The Paddocks, 347 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 8DH
  • M&r Secretarial Services Limited, Botanic House, 100 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1PH
  • Dixon Phillips Limited, 22 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1JP
  • Thomson Webb & Corfield, 16 Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HE
  • Houlden Sweeney Limited, Wellington House, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1BH

Home buying conveyancing in Great Shelford almost always entails the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Great Shelford property searches with respect to the property
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other papers supplied by the seller’s lawyer
  • Submitting questions with the owner’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Analysing replies supplied by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if appropriate)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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