After reviewing moneysavingexpert.com for a conveyancing lawyer in Sawston, many say that I must instruct a CQS kitemarked lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's biggest lenders. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Sawston is one of the numerous areas in England and Wales where there are CQS solicitors.
I require quick conveyancing in Sawston as I am faced with a deadline to exchange contracts within 3 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
If.Given you are not taking a mortgage you have the choice not to do searches although no conveyancer would recommend that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Sawston the following are examples of what can arise and adversely impact market value: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
Is it possible to change firm as I need to retain one who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in Sawston five minutes from me but she is not approved by Clydesdale
It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in Sawston on the Clydesdale panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Sawston. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can contrast fees for conveyancing solicitors in Sawston and throughout England and Wales.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Sawston for my house move. Can I check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
Members of the public may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded telephone calls for training reasons.
Back In 2005, I bought a leasehold flat in Sawston. Conveyancing and National Westminster Bank mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing solicitor in Sawston who acted for me is not around. Any advice?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Sawston conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I purchased a ground floor flat in Sawston, conveyancing was carried out June 1996. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Corresponding flats in Sawston with a long lease are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2090
With just 69 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.