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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cottenham

We hope to to buy with Darlington Building Society. We have called around locally yet am unable to find a Cottenham conveyancing firm on the Darlington Building Society panel. Could you help?

Please do take advantage of the search tool on this web page. Pick the mortgage company and type Cottenham or your location and you will be presented with numerous solicitors located in Cottenham or nearest you.

How does conveyancing in Cottenham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Cottenham contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because developers in Cottenham tend to buy 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Cottenham or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one close by in Cottenham I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Cottenham in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a property in Monmouth but I am based in Cottenham. My conveyancer (who is 250 kilometers from mehas requested that I sign a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Cottenham who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Cottenham

What are my options where I am unhappy with the lawyer who handled my conveyancing in Cottenham?

We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that occasionally matters do not go as planned. That being said there is recourse where you were not happy with your conveyancing in Cottenham. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancing practitioner to their governing body. If things still aren’t resolved you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.

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