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5 reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Stotfold

  • 1 Using a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Stotfold are familiar with the local concerns specific to Stotfold and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Stotfold conveyancing lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 4 Excellent communication together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Stotfold conveyancing can become significantly more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 The firms listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stotfold since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stotfold

My husband and I are buying a 1 bedroom flat in Stotfold with a mortgage. We have a Stotfold conveyancer, however the bank advise she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel firms or retain our Stotfold solicitor and pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you 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 Stotfold conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

I am due to complete buying a property in Stotfold but as a consequence of damage from a small fire at the property I have managed to agree reparation from the current proprietors in the sum of three thousand pounds by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of a side agreement yet RBS are not allowing this. Why were they approached?

Any lawyer that is on a RBS approved list is duty bound to inform RBS of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your property lawyer to notify the price change to RBS then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, RBS and you would have to appoint a new conveyancer for your conveyancing in Stotfold.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as a 1st time buyer of a garden flat in Stotfold. Do I collect the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in Stotfold?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Stotfold. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the completion advance to the owner’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you should be called to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

Are all Stotfold Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel?

A selection of banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Yorkshire BS. Stotfold conveyancing solicitors are instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Yorkshire BS?

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

five months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Stotfold concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Stotfold I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, however it only has 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Stotfold in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage that many years will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

As co-executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a residence in Neath but I am based in Stotfold. My conveyancer (based 250 kilometers from meneeds me to sign a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Stotfold who can attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Stotfold

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stotfold regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Stotfold specialising in commercial conveyancing in Stotfold. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Railton Law, Devonshire Business Centre, Works Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 1GJ
  • Chamberlins, 47 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1LA
  • Foreman Laws Llp, 25 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JW
  • Woodwards, 3 High Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0JE
  • Ross Williams, Victoria House, 26 Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2DY

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Stotfold regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Stotfold but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • New Horizons Property & Probate Lawyers Limited, 50 Station Road, SG6 3BE

Planning law solicitors in Stotfold regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stotfold with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Foreman Laws Llp, 25 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JW

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

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