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Reasons to use our Stilton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Stilton - if so sets of solicitors will be less confrontational
  • 2 Stilton solicitors work in partnership with Stilton estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Stilton
  • 4 The organisations shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 5 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Stilton will be conducted by a law firm on your bank conveyancing panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stilton since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stilton

Why would I instruct a Stilton conveyancing company given that online alternatives are cheap by comparison?

To take your time to find compare conveyancing costs in Stilton and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t waste your energy sourcing the cheapest Stilton conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a distressing move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted conveyancer. Emails can't take the place of a phone conversation and can never replicate a face to face appointment. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. He or She will update you as to progress and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to call the office you will be sure who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

I am under pressure from the seller of a property in Stilton to sign contracts within four weeks. What can be done to hasten the legal process?

First, If you are under pressure for your conveyancing we would recommend that your solicitor is familiar with the location as they will make use of local contacts and insight. It is possible that they would have conducted previousproperties in the same street. Therefore consider using a Stilton conveyancing solicitor. In addition, make sure that the conveyancing firm is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is believed that just under twenty per cent of Stilton conveyancing deals are delayed or jeopardised after discovering a purchaser’s conveyancer was not on their mortgage lender’s member panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the legal process being delayed by an average of 21 days. It is estimated that this issue affects approximately one hundred thousand home moves annually. Almost all Stilton conveyancing practices can not represent certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.

Should our conveyancer be raising questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Stilton.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Stilton. There are those who acquire a property in Stilton, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that may be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Stilton. The standard information given to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard question of the vendor to find out if the premises has ever been flooded. If the property has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses stemming from an misleading reply. A purchaser’s lawyers will also conduct an enviro search. This will indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be initiated.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Stilton. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 conveyancing.

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

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Stilton is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Stilton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Stilton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Stilton may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

What are your top tips when it comes to finding a Stilton conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Stilton conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you make enquires with several firms including non Stilton conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be helpful:

    What are the costs for lease extension conveyancing? How many lease extensions have they completed in Stilton in the last 12 months?

I acquired a split level flat in Stilton, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Stilton with over 90 years remaining are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease runs out on 21st October 2089

With just 68 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Stilton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Sloan Plumb Wood Llp, Apollo House, Minerva Business Park, Lynchwood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6QR
  • Buckles Solicitors Llp, Grant House, 101 Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1NG
  • Hunt & Coombs Llp, 35 Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6AG
  • Greenwoods Solicitors Llp, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Stilton

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stilton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Sloan Plumb Wood Llp, Apollo House, Minerva Business Park, Lynchwood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6QR
  • Buckles Solicitors Llp, Grant House, 101 Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1NG
  • Hunt & Coombs Llp, 35 Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6AG
  • Greenwoods Solicitors Llp, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stilton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stilton practicing in commercial conveyancing in Stilton. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Sloan Plumb Wood Llp, Apollo House, Minerva Business Park, Lynchwood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6QR
  • Buckles Solicitors Llp, Grant House, 101 Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1NG
  • Hunt & Coombs Llp, 35 Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6AG
  • Greenwoods Solicitors Llp, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JE

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