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Top reasons to use our service to assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Melbourn

  • 1 Regardless alternative lawyers inform you it may be important to visit your lawyer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Melbourn is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Melbourn lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Melbourn conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing
  • 4 Using a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in using a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Our site is the first site that enables you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Melbourn will be carried out by a solicitor on your lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Melbourn since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Melbourn

Is the fact that my conveyancer in Melbourn is not identified on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of his work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Melbourn conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Melbourn. My lender is The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 30/7/2021, the requirements read as follows :

I am selling our house in Melbourn and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Melbourn lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed a national conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Melbourn. Having lived in Melbourn for six years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get clarification need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

It has been four months following my purchase conveyancing in Melbourn concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 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 premises 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.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Melbourn. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Melbourn

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Melbourn prior to retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may not give a loan on such a house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further via 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 Melbourn. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Melbourn to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Melbourn regulated by the SRA

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

  • The Walkers Partnership, Fish Hill Chambers, 2/3 Fish Hill, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 9JY

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Melbourn normally entails the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the lender (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the mortgage (if relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

Melbourn commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Extension of leases Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Industrial and warehouse premises General advice on title or other property issues Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback

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

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