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Find a Cambourne Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Cambourne? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Cambourne home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cambourne

What advice do you have for sourcing cost effective conveyancing in Cambourne?

Option 1 is to ask connections whom they would seek assistance from.

Second, use a comparison service on the internet for conveyancing in Cambourne. Telephone two or three listed and ask them to forward you their conveyancing estimate and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will handle your legal process in advance ofcommitting.

Option 3 is to use this site to help you find the right lawyers for you based on your unique factors including location,deadlines, complications and who the proposed lender is. Don't take the bait of low cost conveyancing in Cambourne

Me and my partner are purchasing a house in Cambourne. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On completion day we have to put money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

Are all Cambourne Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel?

It is true that some banks and building societies now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their panels.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Cambourne. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £150. A few days later, the solicitor called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Virgin Money panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

How does conveyancing in Cambourne differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Cambourne come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because developers in Cambourne tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Cambourne or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one close by in Cambourne I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Cambourne in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Cambourne. Before diving in I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Cambourne - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Cambourne Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider before buying

    It would be prudent to investigate if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example it is very common in Cambourne leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in Cambourne. If you love the apartmentin Cambourne but your dog can’t live with you then you will be presented with a hard compromise. If a Cambourne lease has less than eighty years it will affect the salability of the flat. Check with your lender that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. A short lease means that you will probably need a lease extension sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of how much this will be. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the premises for a couple of years before you are legally able to exercise a lease extension. Is the freehold reversion owned collectively by the leaseholders?

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