Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Littleport

Ready to buy a new home? Find a law firm approved by your lender.

Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Littleport conveyancing

Main reasons to let us help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Littleport

  • 1 Littleport lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Littleport conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 2 The Littleport conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Littleport
  • 3 Littleport conveyancers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Littleport have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Littleport and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 The organisations listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Littleport since August 2021*

Conveyance

of apartment Douglas Court CB7 4SE, purchased for £230,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Littleport

My wife and I are purchasing a 3 bedroom apartment in Littleport with a mortgage. We would like to retain our Littleport conveyancer, however the mortgage company advise she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have no option but to select one of the mortgage company panel conveyancing practices or retain our Littleport conveyancer as well as pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. This feels very unfair; are we not able to demand that the lender use our Littleport lawyer ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Littleport conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is suspended from the Nationwide Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Littleport?

The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

I'm the sole beneficiary of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Littleport. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in October. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a CML 6 month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship could be considered the same way as if I'd bought the property in October. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be affected by that. Most lenders would take a practical view as this obligation is principally there to capture subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

When it comes to lenders such as Lloyds, do Littleport property lawyers face a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?

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

My partner and I have organised the release of further funds on our mortgage from UBS as we want to carry out a loft conversion to our home in Littleport. Do we need to appoint a high street Littleport solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

UBS do not ordinarily appoint 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 UBS panel.

three months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Littleport concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Littleport is the location of the property. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Littleport are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Littleport you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Littleport may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

My husband and I are 17 days into a leasehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the estate agent to perform conveyancing in Littleport. I am not happy. Can you help me find new solicitors?

A lawyer would have to be really bad in order to consider changing them. Has your loan offer been generated? If so you must make them aware of the replacement lawyer and have the loan are re-issued. Your conveyancer should be on the lenders approved list to avoid supplemental charges and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our search tool can help you find a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Littleport

Last updated

Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Littleport regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hey Solicitors Ltd, 53 Market Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4LR
  • P B W Solicitors Ely Limited, 2, Three Cups Walk, Forehill, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4AN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Littleport regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Littleport practicing in commercial conveyancing in Littleport. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Hey Solicitors Ltd, 53 Market Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4LR
  • P B W Solicitors Ely Limited, 2, Three Cups Walk, Forehill, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4AN
  • Jg Poole & Co Llp, E Space, 26 St. Thomas Place, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EX

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Littleport normally entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing bank (if relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the home loan (where relevant) at the HMLR.

Neighboring Locations

Downham Market
Littleport
Ely
Soham

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

© Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO.