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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cranfield

As someone with no idea as to the Cranfield conveyancing process what’s your top tip you can impart for the house moving process in Cranfield

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Cranfield and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for conflict between you and other parties involved in the home moving process. For example, the seller, selling agent and even potentially the lender. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Cranfield is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the legal process whose interest is to act in your legal interests and to protect you.

There is a worrying ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be at fault for the process being so protracted. You your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

3 months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Cranfield concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Cranfield differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Cranfield come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because builders in Cranfield typically 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 property lawyers 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 Cranfield or who has acted in the same development.

I am using a search engine for the term conveyancing in Cranfield it reveals numerous property lawyersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancing solicitor for purchase transaction?

The ideal way of choosing the right conveyancer is through a personal testimonial, so enquire of friends and family who have bought a property in Cranfield or a local estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Cranfield vary, so it's advisable to request at least four fee calculations from varying types of companies. Make sure that you know that the fees are fixed.

What can I do to discover who owns a property in Cranfield?

On the basis that the premises is registered with HM Land Registry, and you have the information of the address of the premises, you will be able to obtain results from the HM Land Registry of the registered proprietor for a fee.

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