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5 reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Histon

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Histon
  • 2 Regardless other lawyers tell you it may be necessary to pop into your solicitor to sign documents. There are enough parties engaged in a homemove without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 3 Personal touch together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Histon property deals can become a lot more protracted because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory listing lender approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Histon who are regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 On the balance of probabilities the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Histon - if so sets of conveyancers will be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Histon since June 2022*

Sale

of detached residence residence, Home Close, CB24 9JL completing on 19/07/2022 at a price of £891,243. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of terraced premises, Garden Court, CB24 9JN completing on 17/06/2022 at a price of £750,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title

Disposal

of detached residence residence, Water Lane, CB24 9XW completing on 15/07/2022 at a price of £955,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi-detached premises, Percheron Close, CB24 9YX completing on 23/06/2022 at a price of £1,345,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Histon

I purchased a freehold premises in Histon but nevertheless pay 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 many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be extinguished.

Me and my partner are buying a property in Histon. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On the day of competition we have to deposit money into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I am helping my sister sell her flat in Histon. Does the solicitor order the energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to coordinate?

After the abolition of Home Packs, EPC’s was left as a compulsory element of selling a house. An energy assessment must be to hand before the property is marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms ordinarily arrange. If you are instructing a Histon conveyancing solicitor they might help arrange EPC’s given their relationships with reputable Histon providers

Are all Histon Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing list of approved practices?

It is true that some banks and building societies now use CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I need some quick conveyancing in Histon as I am under a deadline to sign on the dotted line in less than 4 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are not obtaining a mortgage you have the choice not to do searches although no solicitor would advise that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Histon the following are instances of issues that can arise and therefore affect market value: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Histon?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature 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…’

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Histon in advance of instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders will refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Histon. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Histon to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Histon. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Leasehold Conveyancing in Histon - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

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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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Histon specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Histon regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Histon specialising in commercial conveyancing in Histon. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

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

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