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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cottenham

A loan offer from Nationwide for the refinancing of my 2 bedroom maisonette is expected imminently. Could you suggest a low cost conveyancing practitioner in Cottenham?

You have arrived at the wrong place to search for the cheapest conveyancing in Cottenham. Our intention is to offer value for money conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing companies enticing you with ninety nine pound conveyancing in Cottenham. At best, in choosing a lawyer for low cost conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst you will end up invoiced for additional fees and still not get the service expected.

My relative suggested that if I am purchasing in Cottenham I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is usually included in the estimate for your Cottenham conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Cottenham around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Cottenham Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Cottenham.

How does conveyancing in Cottenham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Cottenham contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because developers in Cottenham usually acquire 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 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.

Is it simple use your search app to get a fee calculation from a conveyancing lawyer in Cottenham on the panel for my lender?

1st pick a bank such as Barclays , Bank of Scotland or Bank of Ireland then type in your location for instance Cottenham. Conveyancing practices in Cottenham and across England and Wales should be shown.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Cottenham conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Cottenham conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you speak with several firms including non Cottenham conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be helpful:

    If they are not ALEP accredited then why not?

I bought a split level flat in Cottenham, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable properties in Cottenham with an extended lease are worth £202,000. The ground rent is £60 invoiced annually. The lease runs out on 21st October 2076

You have 56 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £29,500 and £34,000 as well as legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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