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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cambridgeshire

It is 10 years ago since I purchased my home in Cambridgeshire. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been instructed on the sale but I am unable to track down my title deeds. Will this cause complications?

You need not be too concerned. Firstly the deeds may be retained by your mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who oversaw the purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors procuring current official copies of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Cambridgeshire involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is not registered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

I have justdiscovered that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Cambridgeshire for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I check that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to check if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Cambridgeshire conveyancing specialists.

What does commercial conveyancing in Cambridgeshire cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Cambridgeshire incorporates a broad range of guidance, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the property agent told us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we instruct their preferred lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a high street conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in Cambridgeshire

It is improbable the owners are behind this. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious purchaser is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and make the point that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to instruct your own,trusted Cambridgeshire conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will give their estate agent a kickback or achieve conveyancing targets demanded by HQ.

I’m about to sell my basement apartment in Cambridgeshire. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, but I have recently had a quarterly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the service charge as usual because all rents and maintenance payments will be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Cambridgeshire Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before buying

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