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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sawston

Do the conveyancing lawyers to be found on your site handle auction conveyancing in Sawston?

We know of a number of auction solicitors we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Sawston is one of hundreds of areas of in which our lawyers cover.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Sawston is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Sawston are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Sawston you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Sawston may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

What makes your site different to other internet conveyancing solicitors for conveyancing in Sawston?

At this site obtain a fixed fee quote via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the issues for your conveyancing in Sawston. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not charge firms a fee if you instruct them for your home move in Sawston

I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Sawston for my house move. Is there any facility to review a firm’s record with the legal regulator?

You may search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor telephone calls for training reasons.

I work for a reputable estate agent office in Sawston where we have experienced a few flat sales jeopardised as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received inconsistent advice from local Sawston conveyancing firms. Can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I own a garden flat in Sawston, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable flats in Sawston with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2083

With only 61 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £18,100 and £20,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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