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Peterborough Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 89 days for registration of title in Peterborough
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 83 days for conveyancing in Peterborough
  • 3 91 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Peterborough
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Peterborough that are buy to let is 17%
  • 5 September was the busiest month and August was the next busiest month while June was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Peterborough

Examples of recent conveyancing in Peterborough since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Peterborough

I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to vacate my let out apartment in Peterborough by 24/7/2024. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Can I complete in six weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?

The normal practice is not to serve notice for your lease until you have exchanged. Assuming that you have not already done so, notify to your lawyer and urge them to they apply pressure on the other lawyers, try to an agreed time frame that all parties will aim towards

My Conveyancer in Peterborough is not on the Britannia Conveyancing Panel. Can I still continue with my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the Britannia approved list?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Peterborough solicitors but Britannia will need to use a lawyer on their panel. This will result in additional overall conveyancing charges as well as cause frustration.
  2. Choose an alternative practitioner to to deal with the conveyancing, remembering to check they are Britannia approved.
  3. Persuade your Britannia based solicitor to try to join the Britannia panel

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Peterborough

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Peterborough and Solicitor firms in Peterborough offering conveyancing It is important to make clear that the two are regulated professionals specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. Both can handle other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I am helping my aunt sell her flat in Peterborough. Does the conveyancing solicitor commission an energy assessment or it is for the owner to see to?

Following the abolition of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was left as a compulsory element of selling a property. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand prior to the property being advertised. It is not a task that lawyers ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Peterborough conveyancing solicitor they may help arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with long established local accredited person

I happen to be the sole recipient of my late father’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in Peterborough. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in May. I want to move. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership could be treated the same way as if I'd bought the house in May. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you may be impacted by that. How practical a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the bank as this requirement is primarily there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of properties.

I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need this when acquiring a house in Peterborough? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that homeowners residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for maintenance to the chancel within the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in Peterborough?

Unless a previous purchase of the house took place post 12 October 2013 you can take it that lawyers conducting conveyancing in Peterborough to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

I am selling my house. My previous lawyers have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Peterborough if that makes things easier.

Please use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Peterborough. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Peterborough what are the most frequent lease problems?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Peterborough. Most leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain sections are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party. Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

You will have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Accord Mortgages Ltd, The Mortgage Works, and Britannia all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, obliging the buyer to withdraw.

I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Peterborough, conveyancing formalities finalised October 1997. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding flats in Peterborough with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2085

With just 61 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £19,000 and £22,000 as well as costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Peterborough regulated by the SRA

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

  • Buckles Solicitors Llp, Grant House, 101 Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1NG
  • Greenwoods Solicitors Llp, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JE
  • Taylor Rose Ttkw Limited, Northminster House, Northminster, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YN
  • Hegarty Llp, 48 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YW
  • Hegarty (peterborough) Limited, 48 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YW

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Peterborough regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Peterborough with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Peterborough. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Buckles Solicitors Llp, Grant House, 101 Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1NG
  • Greenwoods Solicitors Llp, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JE
  • Taylor Rose Ttkw Limited, Northminster House, Northminster, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YN
  • Hegarty Llp, 48 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YW
  • Hegarty (peterborough) Limited, 48 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YW

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Peterborough but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Pirie Palmann Ltd, Priestgate House, PE1 1JN
  • Pdr Property Lawyers Ltd, 5 Market Street, PE7 1BA

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

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