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Ready to buy a new home in Sawston? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Sawston conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sawston

I am one month into the sale of my house in Sawston and the estate agent has just telephoned to advise that the purchasers are appointing a new conveyancer. The excuse is that the bank will only engage with solicitors on their conveyancing panel. On what basis would a major mortgage company only engage with specific solicitors rather the firm that they want to choose to handle their conveyancing in Sawston ?

Banks have always had an approved set of law firms they are willing to work with, but in the last few years big names such as Santander, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for more than 15 years.

Lenders point to the increase in fraud as the reason for the reduction – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to keep an eye on. Banks tend not to reveal how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Some are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The buyers are not going to have any sway in the decision.

Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Sawston even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for example if I want to acquire an office in Sawston with a mortgage from Accord Mortgages Ltd?

Our search tool is mainly used to find domestic conveyancing solicitors in Sawston but we have recorded at the bottom of this page a selection of Sawston commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the company directly to check if they can also act for Accord Mortgages Ltd

I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when buying a house in Sawston? or I am told that there is an ancient law that means some house owners residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for repairs towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in Sawston?

Unless a previous purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you may take it that conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Sawston to continue to propose a a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in Sawston I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 51 years on the lease. There is not much else in Sawston for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage that many years will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

Am I best advised to go with a Sawston conveyancing solicitor based in the vicinity that I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can conduct the legal work but they are based over three hundred kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local Sawston conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them if necessary. Having local Sawston know how is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and the majority were happy that should surpass using an unknown Sawston conveyancing solicitor just because they are Sawston based.

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