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Peterborough Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £2,713
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 92% freehold and 8% leasehold conveyancing in Peterborough for this year to date
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Peterborough that are buy to let is 23%
  • 5 Average time from start to completion was 53 days for conveyancing in Peterborough

Examples of recent conveyancing in Peterborough since July 2021*

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Tower Street, PE2 9AE completing on 09/07/2021 at a price of £100,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Sale

of terraced premises, Hartley Avenue, PE1 5FT completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £175,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Disposal

of terraced residence, Geddington Road, PE2 9SH completing on 20/07/2021 at a price of £220,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi property, Sovereign Place, PE3 6DS completing on 05/07/2021 at a price of £177,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Peterborough

What tips do you have for sourcing cost effective conveyancing in Peterborough?

Option 1 is to ask your friends and family who they would recommend.

Option 2 is to look on the internet for conveyancing in Peterborough. Pick up the phone to two or three from the list and invite them to send you their conveyancing quote and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee the legal process beforemaking your decision.

Option 3 is to make use of this site to assist you in finding the right solicitors taking into account your unique expectations including the type of property,speed, complications and who the proposed mortgage company is. Don't take the bait of £99 conveyancing in Peterborough

Finally the sale completed on my house in Peterborough last July yet the purchaser is telephoning me to moan that his conveyancer needs to hear from mine. What should have happened now that I have sold?

Following your house sale your lawyer is duty bound to forward the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Where relevant, your solicitor should also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion tasks peculiar conveyancing in Peterborough.

The Peterborough conveyancing solicitors that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Peterborough have without warning shut down. I only went with them because I had to have a solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel and my family Peterborough lawyer was not. I paid them £170 on account. What do I do now?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the UBS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to help.

I can see plenty of information on this site regarding conveyancing in Peterborough but what is your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Peterborough

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Peterborough conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.

A friend advised me that in purchasing a property in Peterborough there could be various restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Peterborough which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Peterborough should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Can I be sure that the Peterborough conveyancing solicitor on the Santander panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Peterborough seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. 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 recommend that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Peterborough. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Peterborough

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please supply a car parking plan. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

I have been pointed in your direction by a few estate agents in Peterborough to get a quote from a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your lawyers over alternative conveyancing organisations?

We don’t offer any commission for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Peterborough

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Peterborough specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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
  • Rehmans Solicitors, 61 Park Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2TH
  • Hegarty Llp, 48 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YW

Planning law solicitors in Peterborough regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Peterborough specialising in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • Buckles Solicitors Llp, Grant House, 101 Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1NG
  • Greenwoods Solicitors Llp, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JE
  • Hegarty Llp, 48 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YW
  • The Singh Partnership Ltd, 585 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2PB

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

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