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Reasons to use our Histon conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The firms identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 2 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally results in a more personalised service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Over the years Histon property lawyer have established excellent working relationships with Histon local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Histon.
  • 4 There is a strong possibility the other side’s conveyancers are based in Histon - if so sets of conveyancers will be less confrontational
  • 5 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Histon registered with the SRA or CLC.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Histon since July 2021*

Disposal

of house property, Days Meadow, CB24 3GS completing on 16/08/2021 at a price of £380,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of semi-detached property, Livermore Close, CB4 2PT completing on 26/07/2021 at a price of £315,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of semi-detached premises, Colwyn Close, CB4 3NU completing on 16/07/2021 at a price of £299,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of terraced premises, North Street, CB4 3QN completing on 13/08/2021 at a price of £550,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Histon

I own a freehold premises in Histon yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Histon and has limited impact for conveyancing in Histon but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.

I am being advised by my conveyancer that lack of planning permission insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Histon?

The appropriate level of lack of planning permission indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Santander and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

When it comes to lenders such as Lloyds, do Histon conveyancing practitioners face an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Santander as we want to carry out renovations to our property in Histon. Are we obliged to appoint a nearby Histon solicitor on the Santander conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Santander would not normally require a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Santander list.

I need some fast conveyancing in Histon as I have a deadline to complete inside one month. Fortunately I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not taking a mortgage you are at liberty not to do searches although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Histon the following are instances of issues that can arise and adversely affect market value: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Histon?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Histon. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Histon. Before I get started I require certainty as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Histon - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Histon Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying

    The best form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the tenants benefit from control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently retained if the building is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders. What prohibitions exist in the Histon Lease?

We have selected a Histon conveyancing solicitor for our house purchase (novice purchasers) and have picked up in the terms and conditions that they are not covered by the FCA. Need I be worried or is that usually the case with conveyancer?

We can't see why they should be. Most conveyancing practitioner don't lend money. You should check that they are regulated by the SRA, who dictate stringent obligations regulating amounts sitting in their bank.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Histon regulated by the SRA

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

  • Miller Sands, Regent House, 133 Station Road, Impington, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9NP
  • Fowler De Pledge, Unit 14, Chesterton Mill, Frenchs Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 3NP
  • Taylor Vinters Llp, Merlin Place, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0DP
  • Lgss Law Ltd, Shire Hall, Castle Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP
  • Hewitsons Llp, Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8EP

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Histon

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Histon with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Miller Sands, Regent House, 133 Station Road, Impington, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9NP
  • Fowler De Pledge, Unit 14, Chesterton Mill, Frenchs Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 3NP
  • Taylor Vinters Llp, Merlin Place, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0DP
  • Lgss Law Ltd, Shire Hall, Castle Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP
  • Hewitsons Llp, Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8EP

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Histon regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Histon but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Page Property Lawyers , 11 High Street, CB24 9JD

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

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