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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Raunds but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Main reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Raunds

  • 1 Experience means that Raunds solicitor have developed very good connections with Raunds local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your home move in Raunds.
  • 2 Raunds property lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 Raunds solicitors work in conjunction with Raunds estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress throughout
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Raunds
  • 5 Raunds solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Raunds conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Raunds since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Raunds

We are buying a 2 bedroom flat in Raunds with a mortgage. We like our Raunds lawyer, but the lender says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel solicitors or retain our Raunds property lawyer and pay for one of their panel firms to act for them. This seems very unfair; can we not require that the bank use our Raunds conveyancing practitioner ?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Raunds conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

It is a dozen years since I bought my home in Raunds. Conveyancing solicitors have now been appointed on the sale but I can't find the title documents. Will this cause complications?

You need not be too concerned. First there is a possibility that the deeds will be retained by your mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the lawyers who acted in the purchase. Secondly in most cases the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers procuring current official copies of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Raunds relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

When it comes to lenders such as Nationwide, do Raunds lawyers have to pay an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are unaware of any lender fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Skipton. I assume I don't need a Raunds solicitor on the Skipton panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Skipton mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Skipton mortgage from the register. Skipton, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Skipton has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Skipton has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Skipton mortgage has been paid off.

I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Raunds solicitor - who is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Co-operative will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Co-operative will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Raunds postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Co-operative, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Raunds.

What does commercial conveyancing in Raunds cover?

Raunds conveyancing for business premises covers a wide range of guidance, offered by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am selling a residence in Cardiff but I am based in Raunds. My lawyer (approximately 250 miles awayrequires that I sign a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Raunds to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Raunds based

How does one remove a departed person's details from the title register for a property in Raunds?

If a Raunds property is co-owned and one of the proprietors passes away, their name will not automatically be removed from the title deeds. It is not necessary to amend the title as when it comes to a disposal your conveyancer would simply be asked to evidence why the co proprietor is not a party to the transfer, such as a grant of probate.

With the aim of making things smoother for the sale of the property you can arrange to have the deceased name removed from the title by submitting an application to the land registry with evidence of the death. There is no land registry fee payable.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Raunds regulated by the SRA

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

  • Vincent Sykes & Higham Llp, Montague House, Chancery Lane, Thrapston, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 4LN
  • Watson Mann Solicitors Limited, Suite 3 Meadow Court, 2-4 Meadow Close, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 4BH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Raunds regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Raunds specialising in commercial conveyancing in Raunds. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Garley-evans & Chapman Legal Limited, 83 Kimbolton Road, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 8HL
  • Vincent Sykes & Higham Llp, Montague House, Chancery Lane, Thrapston, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 4LN
  • Watson Mann Solicitors Limited, Suite 3 Meadow Court, 2-4 Meadow Close, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 4BH

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Raunds normally includes the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (where relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the home loan (if relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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