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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Godmanchester

Our family lawyer has sent a quote for £1400 for fixed fee conveyancing in Godmanchester. I’m hoping to sell a modern detached home for £275,000. Is this too much? Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Godmanchester?

The charges are a little high. If you shop around you could shave off some of the expense by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you couldcome to rue choosing an an unknown lawyer. If is important to be sure that the solicitor can represent your lender. Do make use of our comparison tool to locate a Godmanchester conveyancing practice on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Godmanchester.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Godmanchester is more expensive?

Godmanchester leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving appropriate notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

My uncle passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Godmanchester. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £4500. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to TSB, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

If you plan to refinance then TSB will require that you use a conveyancer on the TSB conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your TSB conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the TSB mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

Will my conveyancer be asking questions concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Godmanchester.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers conducting conveyancing in Godmanchester. There are those who acquire a property in Godmanchester, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous checks that can be undertaken by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Godmanchester. The standard information given to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the owner, then a purchaser could bring a compensation claim stemming from an incorrect reply. The buyer’s solicitors will also conduct an environmental search. This will indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be carried out.

I am selling my property. My former lawyers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Godmanchester if that makes things easier.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Godmanchester. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

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