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Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Milton

  • 1 Milton conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Milton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Milton have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Milton and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 Using a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 Personal touch together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Milton conveyancing can be made a lot more complicated due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 The Milton conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Milton

Examples of recent conveyancing in Milton since March 2022*


of terraced residence, The Homing, CB5 8SD completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £451,750. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s lawyers


of semi residence, Martingale Close, CB4 3TA completing on 16/03/2022 at a price of £477,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties


of house premises, Sherlock Road, CB3 0HR completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £715,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client


of terraced residence, Catharine Street, CB1 3AW completing on 21/03/2022 at a price of £595,000. 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, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Milton

I am in the market for a reasonably priced conveyancer. Should I go for for a web based conveyancer as opposed to a local Milton conveyancing solicitor?

In the main conveyancing lawyers in your neck of the woods will benefit from good relationships with your local authority, which can help with the Milton conveyancing searches that your solicitor will require. It can only be a plus if they enjoy existing relationships with the Local Land Registry Office your area Milton, other conveyancers in the location and Milton Estate Agents.

As a first time buyer what is the most important piece of guidance you can impart regarding purchase conveyancing in Milton?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Milton and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for friction between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. For example, the vendor, selling agent and even potentially your lender. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Milton should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the legal process whose interest is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

Sometimes a third party with a vested interest will try and persuade you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the property agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your conveyancer is wrong. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do something that is against your conveyancers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

How does conveyancing in Milton differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Milton contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because new home sellers in Milton usually buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Milton or who has acted in the same development.

Am I right to be wary that 3rd parties that I am dealing with are recommending an internet conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Milton conveyancing practice?

As with lots of service providers, often recommendations from connections can be very helpful. Nevertheless there are lots of people with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders may suggest lawyers to use. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there is an underlying financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are free to choose your preferred lawyer. You need to be aware that the majority of banks have an approved list of lawyers you have to use for the lender related work in your conveyancing.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Milton. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee 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).

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Milton, conveyancing was carried out November 2012. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar flats in Milton with over 90 years remaining are worth £175,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2080

You have 58 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £23,800 and £27,400 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

What range of conveyancing matters do Milton conveyancing firms deal with?

Generally most Milton conveyancing companies can offer various services to domestic and agricultural land proprietors, vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants such as:

    Standard residential sale conveyancing in Milton and beyond Property purchase conveyancing in Milton and beyond Complex land law issues New build including off-plan Shared ownership and shared equity scheme Remortgaging including checking title details and obtaining the necessary searches to satisfy your lender

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Milton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Milton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Milton. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Taylor Vinters Llp, Merlin Place, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0DP
  • 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
  • Hewitsons Llp, Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8EP
  • Lgss Law Ltd, Shire Hall, Castle Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Milton regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Milton but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Page Property Lawyers , 11 High Street, CB24 9JD

Planning law solicitors in Milton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Milton with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Andrew Bryce & Co, Unit 23 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0EY
  • Hewitsons Llp, Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8EP
  • Lgss Law Ltd, Shire Hall, Castle Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP
  • Richard Buxton, 19b Victoria Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1JP
  • Thomson Webb & Corfield, 16 Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HE

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

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