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Reasons to use our Whittlesey conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Whittlesey is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Whittlesey solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Whittlesey conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your home move
  • 3 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Whittlesey regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Whittlesey conveyancing lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 This site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Whittlesey will be carried out by a property lawyer on your bank approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whittlesey since February 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whittlesey

Some advice if I may. My Whittlesey lawyer is informing me me that he is legally obliged toorder Whittlesey conveyancing searches resulting from the fact thatthe firm are on the Nat Westconveyancing panel. Is my lawyer right?

Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. As you are obtaining a home loan with a lender your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook conditions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Whittlesey conveyancing searches.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Whittlesey? Why is this being asked of me?

It is indeed that case that the requirement set out by your solicitor has nothing to do with conveyancing in Whittlesey. Nowadays you can not complete any conveyancing process in the absence supplying evidence of your identity. Ordinarily this takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence as well as a bank statement. Please note that if you are providing your driving licence as proof of identification it must be both the paper element and photo card part, one is not acceptable in the absence of the other.

Proof of the source of monies is mandated in accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations. Please do not be offended when when this is requested of you as your conveyancing solicitor must have this information on file. Your Whittlesey conveyancing practitioner will need to see evidence of proof of funds prior to accepting any money from you into their client account and they should also ask additional queries regarding the source of monies.

We hope to to buy with Melton Mowbray Building Society. I called into 3 or 4 local practices but am struggling to find a Whittlesey conveyancing firm on the Melton Mowbray Building Society approved list. Could you help?

Feel free to make use of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this web page. Please choose the lender and type Whittlesey or your location and you will see a number of lawyer offices in Whittlesey or near you.

Have purchased a a semi-detached house in Whittlesey , how long will it take for the Land Registry to register the transfer to my name? My Whittlesey conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be sure that my purchase is registered.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Whittlesey registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry have to notify any third persons or bodies. Currently approximately 80% of such applications are fully addressed within 12 days but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Registration takes place after the purchaser has moved in to the premises therefore 'speed' is not typically top priority yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

In searching the internet for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Whittlesey it brings up numerous property lawyerslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancer for the sale of my house?

The preferential way of finding a suitable conveyancer is via personal testimonial, so seek the counsel of friends and those you trust who have acquired a property in Whittlesey or a reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Whittlesey vary, so it's advisable to request a minimum of four estimates from varying types of solicitors. Dont forget to clarify that the charges are guaranteed not to rise.

What makes a Whittlesey lease unmortgageable?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Whittlesey. All leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts. Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

You will encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Birmingham Midshires, Chelsea Building Society, and TSB all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

I purchased a 2 bed flat in Whittlesey, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2008. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar flats in Whittlesey with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2076

With only 53 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £27,600 and £31,800 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Whittlesey regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Whittlesey with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Whittlesey. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Greenwoods Solicitors Llp, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JE
  • Taylor Rose Ttkw Limited, Northminster House, Northminster, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YN
  • Waller Needham & Green, 72-74 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1SU
  • Hegarty Llp, 48 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YW
  • Hegarty (peterborough) Limited, 48 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YW

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Whittlesey but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Pdr Property Lawyers Ltd, 5 Market Street, PE7 1BA
  • Pirie Palmann Ltd, Priestgate House, PE1 1JN

Planning law solicitors in Whittlesey regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Whittlesey with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Greenwoods Solicitors Llp, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JE
  • Hegarty Llp, 48 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YW
  • Buckles Solicitors Llp, Grant House, 101 Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1NG
  • 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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