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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Huntingdon

In the event thatI was to acquire a straightforward homein Huntingdon for cash and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Huntingdon?

The only reduction in fees you would achieve is the costs for searches. Your property lawyer is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, liaising with your sellers lawyer, stamp duty submission, register the ownership etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a charge but it won't be meaningful.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that could impact a commercial premises in Huntingdon?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Huntingdon will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Huntingdon. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Huntingdon.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Huntingdon it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can cause delays to Huntingdon commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Huntingdon.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in Huntingdon before instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Huntingdon. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Huntingdon to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business offices in Huntingdon and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to provides a safeguard to commercial tenants, granting the a statutory right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing solicitors who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Huntingdon

My step-father purchased his flat in Huntingdon 9 years ago. He has been married, divorced and has recently married again. He will be marketing the property this October. I suspect that he will simply be need to supply copies of the marriage certificates to the property lawyer but he is anxious it could hold up the conveyancing. Should he instruct a property lawyer to update the Land Registry information for the house?

You are not required to bring up to date the title for the property providing you have the evidence needed to show how the name change occurred.

Any buyer’s property lawyer should review the title details and need evidence to prove the name change for example marriage certificates.

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