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Find a Cottenham Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cottenham

What tips do you have for sourcing auction conveyancing in Cottenham?

First ask relatives who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Option 2 is to search the internet for conveyancing in Cottenham. Telephone a couple or more firms from the list and invite them to email you their conveyancing fee calculations and speak to the lawyer who will handle your conveyancing in advance ofcommitting.

Option 3 is to make use of our search tool to assist you in finding the right lawyers taking into account your own factors including area of the property,speed, complications and who your intended lender is. Don't take the bait of low cost conveyancing in Cottenham

How does conveyancing in Cottenham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Cottenham contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because house builders in Cottenham usually buy the site, 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 Cottenham or who has acted in the same development.

We're FTB’s - had an offer accepted, but the agent informed us that the vendor will only go ahead if we instruct their chosen solicitors as they need an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer used to conveyancing in Cottenham

It is highly unlikely the vendors are behind this. Should the owner require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to use your own,trusted Cottenham conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothose that will provide the negotiator at the agency a kickback or achieve conveyancing targets pre-set by corporate headquarters.

There are only 68 years unexpired on my flat in Cottenham. I now wish to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What are my options?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to track down the landlord. In some cases an enquiry agent may be helpful to conduct investigations and to produce a report to be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor both on investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Cottenham.

Cottenham Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    The best form of lease arrangement is if the freehold title is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this situation the lessees have control and even though a managing agent is often employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders. This information is important as a) areas could result in problems in the building as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate where services are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the running of the building you will wish to have all the details What is the yearly service fee and ground rent?

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to have a meeting at the offices of the bank conveyancing panel solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Cottenham as it will be easier to pop in to their offices if necessary.

As opposed to twenty years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Cottenham.

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