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Sudbury Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 110 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Sudbury
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 Average time frame of 31 days for registration of title in Sudbury
  • 4 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Sudbury
  • 5 96% freehold and 4% leasehold conveyancing in Sudbury for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sudbury since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sudbury

As I am unsure how the conveyancing process works what is the most important number one tip you can impart about purchase conveyancing in Sudbury?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Sudbury and elsewhere in Suffolk is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for conflict between you and others involved in the home moving process. For instance, the seller, selling agent and sometimes the mortgage company. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Sudbury is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

There is a worrying ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be at fault for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor above all other players when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Sudbury. I now require my papers but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Sudbury of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one close by in Sudbury I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Sudbury for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a residence in Neath but I am based in Sudbury. My solicitor (approximately 300 kilometers from meneeds me to sign a stat dec ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Sudbury to witness this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Sudbury

I am a negotiator for a busy estate agent office in Sudbury where we have witnessed a few flat sales derailed as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given conflicting advice from local Sudbury conveyancing solicitors. Please can you confirm whether the owner of a flat can start the lease extension process for the buyer?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer need not have to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in Sudbury. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to judgment on the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Sudbury residence is Ground Floor Flat 79 London Road in September 2012. the Tribunal held that the premium payable for the lease extension should be £7,636 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 74 years.

My aim is to acquire a garden apartment in Sudbury. Conveyancing lawyer has been awaiting, from the vendor, building insurance documents. This morning I was advised that the vendor must send the insurance schedule for the flat above as well. Why would my property lawyer want to check the insurance for the other flat? Is it strictly necessary? We have been in hold for the last fortnight…

It is not impossible in leasehold conveyancing in Sudbury to discover Conveyancing in Sudbury in a minority of cases reveals that the lease requires the leasehold owners to insure their individual flats as opposed to the freeholder insuring the complete property - which is definitely better. Do double check with your property lawyer but it would seem that your solicitor is looking to verify that the entire building is insured. Insuring a ground floor residence is no help when it comes to rebuilding after a fire if the 1st floor cannot be reconstructed for lack of insurance cover.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Sudbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • The Gpt Law Practice Solicitors, 799 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2LR
  • Rafina Solicitors, 795 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2LP
  • Amory Glass & Co, 784 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 3EA
  • Lincoln Harford Solicitors Llp, 713 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2LL
  • Morgans Solicitors, 52 Sudbury Court Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3SH

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Sudbury

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sudbury practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • The Gpt Law Practice Solicitors, 799 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2LR
  • Rafina Solicitors, 795 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2LP
  • Amory Glass & Co, 784 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 3EA
  • Lincoln Harford Solicitors Llp, 713 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2LL
  • Morgans Solicitors, 52 Sudbury Court Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3SH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sudbury regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sudbury with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Sudbury. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • The Gpt Law Practice Solicitors, 799 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2LR
  • Rafina Solicitors, 795 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2LP
  • Amory Glass & Co, 784 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 3EA
  • Lincoln Harford Solicitors Llp, 713 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2LL
  • A V Hawkins & Co, 161 Greenford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3RA

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

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