I am purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Gamlingay who is on the Virgin Money solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Virgin Money in certain locations such as Gamlingay. We dont recommend any particular firm.
My partner and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Gamlingay and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street Gamlingay lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used a nationwide conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Gamlingay. Having lived in Gamlingay for six years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to seek clarification need.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business property in Gamlingay and how can your lawyers assist?
The 1954 Act affords protection to commercial leaseholders, granting the dueness to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Gamlingay
I am using a search engine for the words conveyancing in Gamlingay it brings up numerous conveyancersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancing solicitor for my move?
The preferential method of finding the right conveyancer is via personal referral, so ask colleagues and family who have bought a property in Gamlingay or a respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Gamlingay vary, so it's sensible to obtain a minimum of four estimates from different law firms. Make sure that you clarify that the fees are fixed.
I've recently bought a leasehold house in Gamlingay. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
Gamlingay Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should ask before buying
In the main the cost for major works tend not to be incorporated into the service charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Gamlingay require tenants to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific purpose of building a fund for major works. This information is helpful as a) areas can cause problems in the block as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate if maintenance remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have an issue with the managing agents you will wish to have complete disclosure Is there a share of the freehold?