Conveyancing solicitors in Stamford
For most of us, our home is our most valuable asset, so it makes sense to have the very best legal advice and support you can when buying, selling, remortgaging or carrying out any other transaction involving your home.
Chatterton’s conveyancing solicitors in Stamford have been helping people across Lincolnshire and the surrounding area with all types of residential property transactions for many years. With our experience and deep knowledge of the local market, we can offer a highly reliable, expert conveyancing service at a competitive price.
We can ensure make sure every detail is taken care of and all the right checks and searches are carried out, ensure any potential problems are found and taken care of quickly and cost-effectively. That way you can be confident your transaction will go ahead smoothly while having confidence that you won’t be hit with any nasty surprises once the deal is done.
Our team benefits from strong relationship links with leading Lincolnshire estate agents and we are on the approved panel for many high street mortgage lenders, allowing us to provide a seamless residential property service that works for you.
Our residential property solicitors are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and we have a strong local reputation, as well as being highly regarded for our residential property work throughout the East Midlands.
Our conveyancing services in Stamford, Lincolnshire
Our conveyancing solicitors in Stamford provide expert guidance through the entire conveyancing process. We can help with everything from making an offer and negotiating contracts to carrying out checks and searches, handling exchange of contracts and taking care of transfer of funds.
Our aim to make the conveyancing process as fast, smooth and stress-free as possible, while giving you peace of mind that no detail has been missed and that your interests are fully protected.
Our conveyancing services in Stamford include:
- Buying and selling property
- Equity release
- Lease extensions
- Investment properties
- Landlord & tenant matters
- Gifts and transfer of ownership
- Block and estate management
- Mixed-use buildings
Clients often ask us……
How much are the fees for conveyancing?
This will depend on the type of transaction and the property involved, but we will always provide a transparent, fixed price conveyancing quote up front, so you are completely clear what the cost involved will be.
There two main costs of conveyancing are:
- Our professional fees
- Disbursement (i.e. the costs paid to third parties for checks and searches)
We keep our fees fair and competitive, while the disbursement fees are set by the third parties carrying out these services and should be the same between conveyancing firms.
How long does conveyancing take when buying a house?
Around 1-3 months is typical, but the exact time frame will entirely depend on the circumstances. It will usually take longer if the property is part of a chain or if any issues are identified during the building survey or conveyancing checks that need to be resolved.
What conveyancing checks do you need when buying a home?
This will depend on the circumstances, in particular where the property is and whether there are any known issues affecting the property, such as being on or near a floodplain or old mines.
We will be happy to advise you on which checks and searches we think are appropriate, but the final decision will be in your hands.
Common conveyancing checks and searches include:
- Land registry checks
- Local Authority searches
- Water & drainage searches
- Environmental searches
- British Waterways search
- Flood report
- Mining report
- Chancel repair search
What happens if a problem is found during conveyancing?
It is relatively common for minor issues to be uncovered during conveyancing and sometimes more serious problems can also be discovered. The important thing to realise is that, as conveyancing should take place before exchange of contracts, then at this point the sale is not legally binding.
This means you are free to renegotiate the price to take account of any problems you find or to pull out of the purchase entirely if a suitable accommodation cannot be reached. In most cases, sellers will be willing to accept a reduced offer where a problem has been found in order to keep the sale on track.
Contact our conveyancing solicitors in Stamford
Need help selling your home, buying a new property, remortgaging or with any other property transaction in Stamford, Lincolnshire and the surrounding area?