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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Great Barford

There are plenty of conveyancing solicitors in Great Barford but how do I know who's good?

It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Great Barford conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as FTB of a ground floor flat in Great Barford. Do I collect the keys to the house on the completion date from my lawyer? If so, I will use a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Great Barford?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Great Barford. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the completion advance to the owner’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you should be called to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

Is it the case that all Great Barford CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the RBS conveyancing list of approved practices?

A selection of banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Great Barford?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Great Barford. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Great Barford before appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders will refuse to issue a mortgage on such a property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you call us we can investigate further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Great Barford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Great Barford especially if they are familiar with such properties in Great Barford.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Great Barford and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Great Barford. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Great Barford area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Great Barford. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

I am about to exchange on the purchase a property in Great Barford but as a consequence of wreckage from the recent storms I have negotiated reparation from the owner of £2k by way of a adjustment in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process yet my bank will not agree to this. Should they have been involved?

Any conveyancer that is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel is duty bound to disclose to the mortgage company of any changes to the sale price. If you did not allow your conveyancing practitioner to notify the reduction to your mortgage company then they would have no choice but to disinstructing themselves from acting for you and the mortgage company.

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