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Newmarket Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 February was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while January was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Newmarket
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £8,381
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Newmarket that are buy to let is 17%
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 52 days for conveyancing in Newmarket
  • 5 91% freehold and 9% leasehold conveyancing in Newmarket for last year

Examples of recent conveyancing in Newmarket since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newmarket

Having been suggested to visit your company we were going to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Newmarket recommended using your search tool but have come across alternative quotes via the web appear less expensive – how come?

There are plenty of firms advertising so-called cut-price conveyancing, yet more often than not additionalfees result in the completion bill markedly uplifted. According to the Legal Ombudsman fees listed in terms of business should be equitable and be applied The solicitors that we put forward for conveyancing in Newmarket set out all costs for the property you plan tobuy.

In the event thatI was to buy a straightforward homein Newmarket mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no local authority searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Newmarket?

The sole saving you would achieve is the costs for searches. Your conveyancer is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, communicating with your vendors lawyer, SDLT submission, register the title etc. You might save a bit for them not having to register a mortgage however it will not be meaningful.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Newmarket? Why is this being asked of me?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identification documents of the person or body they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing retainer. The Client Care letter that you are required to sign should stipulate this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be viewed. Should you are unwilling to hand over identification documents, your lawyer can not take you on as a client.

Can I be sure that the Newmarket conveyancing solicitor on the Coventry BS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Newmarket getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing.

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Coventry BS. Newmarket conveyancing lawyers have been appointed. How long does it take for Coventry BS to send the offer to the solicitor?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Coventry BS completed the valuation? Have you advised Coventry BS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

I currently have a mortgage with Skipton for my property in Newmarket. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Skipton?

You must advise Skipton in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Skipton’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Skipton will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Skipton directly. You need not do this via a Skipton conveyancing panel solicitor.

My friend recommended that where I am purchasing in Newmarket I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Newmarket conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Newmarket around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local 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 plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Newmarket.

The deeds to my property can not be found. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in Newmarket 5 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?

These day there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should know precisely where to find all the appropriate documentation so you may buy or dispose of your house without a hitch. Where copies are not available, your conveyancer can put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on the property.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Newmarket regulated by the SRA

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

  • Edmondson Hall, 25 Exeter Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8AR
  • Rustons & Lloyd, Beaufort House, 136 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JP
  • Rachel Conn & Co, Suite 4, The Maltings, High Street, Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HB

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Newmarket

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Newmarket with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Edmondson Hall, 25 Exeter Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8AR
  • Rustons & Lloyd, Beaufort House, 136 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JP

Residential conveyancing in Newmarket almost always includes the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the seller once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner acting for the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional enquires from the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions raised by the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if appropriate)

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

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