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Conveyancing in Leconfield : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Leconfield conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Leconfield solicitors work in conjunction with Leconfield estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 The Leconfield conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Leconfield
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Leconfield
  • 4 Leconfield conveyancing lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Leconfield is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Leconfield since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leconfield

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Leconfield. I need to find out if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Can you help?

You should phone your solicitor and enquire if they are on the lender panel. Alternatively please call Virgin Money who may be able to help.

I am helping my mother sell her flat in Leconfield. Does the conveyancer order the energy assessment or do I organise this?

After the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a mandatory part of moving house. An energy assessment should be to hand before the property is marketed. It is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms ordinarily organise. Where you are using a Leconfield conveyancing practitioner they might be willing to arrange EPC’s given their relationships with long established Leconfield accredited person

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Leconfield. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in December 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Virgin Money are being problematic. The Leconfield solicitor who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Virgin Money are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Virgin Money have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Virgin Money have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Virgin Money may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

What can a local search reveal about the property I am purchasing in Leconfield?

Leconfield conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example PSG The local search is essential in every Leconfield conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject areas.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Leconfield and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to gives a safeguard to commercial leaseholders, giving them the a statutory right to apply to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Leconfield is one of our many locations in which our lawyers are located

Completion is due on the sale of our £125,000 garden flat in Leconfield in 10 days. The management company has quoted £348 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Leconfield?

Leconfield conveyancing on leasehold apartments normally involves the buyer’s conveyancer submitting enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to these enquiries most will be content to do so. They are at liberty to charge a reasonable charge for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some cases it is above £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of rights and obligations in respect of administration fees, without which the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little option but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to sell the property.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Leconfield - Examples of Queries Prior to buying

    Is the freehold owned jointly by the tenants? The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this arrangement the tenants benefit from control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is usually employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants.

What is the reason for my conveyancing practitioner requiring a list of items of ID ahead of starting my conveyancing in Leconfield?

Leconfield property lawyers are required by the Law Society, SRA, HMLR and current Money Laundering legislation to certify that the have verified the identity of their clients. It will also be a condition of your mortgage offer. In addition they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to Land Tax and need to have information such as your full names, NI number and date of birth.

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What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Leconfield?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales not just Leconfield. When using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a swift, impartial and comprehensive service if if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in Leconfield.

Purchase conveyancing in Leconfield ordinarily consists of the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title to the property
  • Ordering Leconfield property searches with respect to the property
  • Reviewing draft sale agreement and other papers collated by the owner’s solicitor
  • Submitting enquiries with the vendor’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Assessing replies given by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the HMLR.

Residential in Leconfield is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancer instructed by the vendor on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancer acting for the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to additional enquires from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and paying off the home loan (where appropriate)

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

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