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Reasons to use our Littleport conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Littleport
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Littleport lawyer have developed excellent links with Littleport local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Littleport.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party are located in Littleport - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to be less confrontational
  • 4 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Littleport regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 Littleport lawyers work in conjunction with Littleport estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Littleport since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Littleport

My fiance and I are planning to purchase a property in Littleport and are in fact using a Littleport conveyancing firm. Within the past 48 hours our solicitor has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with the expectation that exchange is imminent. Chelsea Building Society have this evening contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Littleport lawyer is not on their conveyancing panel. Please explain?

When purchasing a property with mortgage finance it is standard for the purchasers' lawyers to also act for the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your lender and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You don't have to instruct a firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Littleport solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

My partner and I are acquiring a newly constructed duplex in Littleport and my solicitor is informing me that she has to the lender to disclose incentives from the developer. I am on a tight deadline to exchange contracts and I would rather not delay deal. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your property lawyer. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

My colleague advised me that if I am buying in Littleport I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Littleport conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Littleport around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Littleport Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Littleport.

Me and my brother own a renovated Victorian property in Littleport. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Skipton Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Littleport and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Littleport. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Littleport

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

I am attracted to a two flats in Littleport both have in the region of fifty years left on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

A lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As the lease shortens the saleability of the lease decreases and it becomes more expensive to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is generally wise to increase the term of the lease. It is often difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We recommend you seek professional assistance from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this area.

Littleport Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Who manages the block? How is the lease structured? Does the lease have more than 90 years left?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Littleport

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Littleport with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Hey Solicitors Ltd, 53 Market Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4LR

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Littleport regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Littleport but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Bendall Roberts Ltd, 53 Market Street, CB7 4LR

Littleport commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a variety of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Dealing with notices received or to be served pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Subletting, licences and sharing occupation complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of business premises Comprehensive advice on planning issues Property finance for investment and development loans for banks and borrowers

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