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Cambridge Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to moving day was 56 days for conveyancing in Cambridge
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £16,457
  • 3 Average time frame of 81 days for registration of title in Cambridge
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Cambridge that are buy to let is 8%
  • 5 September was the busiest month and June was the next busiest month while July was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Cambridge

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cambridge since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cambridge

How do I check that the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Cambridge is on the mortgage lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Aldermore thus spending £175.00 in another set of legal charges.

You should make use of the search tool on this page. Pick the mortgage company and type ‘Cambridge’ or your preferred area and you will be presented with numerous conveyancers located in Cambridge or near you.

What is your number one tip for finding a conveyancing solicitor in Cambridge

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Cambridge conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.

We were going to get a OIP from Leeds Building Society this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Leeds Building Society recommend any Cambridge solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Cambridge solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Leeds Building Society through the process.

I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in May 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Barclays are being a right pain. The Cambridge solicitor who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Barclays are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Barclays have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Barclays have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barclays may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I am purchasing a property and the conveyancer has referenced Chancel Repair for which the house may be obligated to contribute to given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. He has mentioned insurance. Is this really appropriate for conveyancing in Cambridge

Unless a prior purchase of the premises took place post 12 October 2013 you could take it that solicitors delivering conveyancing in Cambridge to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

I am purchasing a new build house in Cambridge with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not move on the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not to tell my solicitor about this side-deal as it would impact my loan with TSB. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Cambridge is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Cambridge are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Cambridge you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Cambridge 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 premises.

I am employed by a busy estate agent office in Cambridge where we have experienced a few leasehold sales put at risk due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Cambridge conveyancing solicitors. Please can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder 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 purchased a 1st floor flat in Cambridge, conveyancing was carried out 6 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Cambridge with a long lease are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease terminates on 21st October 2091

With just 69 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cambridge regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Cambridge but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • King & Co, St. Andrews House, 59 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3DD
  • Barr Ellison Llp, 39 Parkside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PN
  • Houlden Sweeney Limited, Wellington House, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1BH
  • Crossmans Mta Solicitors Llp, The Tram Shed, 184 East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1BG
  • Thomson Webb & Corfield, 16 Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cambridge

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Cambridge practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • King & Co, St. Andrews House, 59 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3DD
  • Barr Ellison Llp, 39 Parkside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PN
  • Houlden Sweeney Limited, Wellington House, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1BH
  • Thomson Webb & Corfield, 16 Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HE
  • Hewitsons Llp, Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8EP

Planning law solicitors in Cambridge regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Cambridge specialising in planning law. This should include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Richard Buxton, 19b Victoria Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1JP
  • Thomson Webb & Corfield, 16 Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HE
  • Hewitsons Llp, Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8EP
  • Lgss Law Ltd, Shire Hall, Castle Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP
  • Andrew Bryce & Co, Unit 23 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0EY

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