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Reasons to use our Cambridge conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cambridge solicitors work in conjunction with Cambridge estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with Cambridge estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Personal touch and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Cambridge home moves can be made significantly more protracted as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Cambridge has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Chances are that the other side’s solicitors have offices in Cambridge - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cambridge since October 2021*

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of semi property, Fulbourn Old Drift, CB1 9LR completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £245,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cambridge

We are a couple about to exchange contracts for a semi detached house in Cambridge. We encountered a problem. Our mortgage offer with Skipton Building Society expires on 14/3/2022 but the sellers are suggesting a completion date of 16/3/2022. Is it possible to prolong the loan expiry date?

The person best placed to deal with your issue is your solicitors who will determine whether he or she is should be discussing with the bank, seller’s solicitors, property agents or conceivably all three given the history of your house move to date.

There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Cambridge but how do I know who's good?

It would be unwise to be tempted by the lowest Cambridge conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. 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.

My wife and I are at the point of viewing apartments in Cambridge and I am about to put in an offer. Is it advisable to have a solicitor on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a home loan with Aldermore.

It would be advisable to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the estate agent. Given that you are seeking a mortgage with Aldermore, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Cambridge. My mortgage broker suggested a conveyancer. I paid an upfront payment of £200. Shortly after, the conveyancing practitioner called me to say that they were not on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Kent Reliance panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

My wife and I own a semi-detached Victorian house in Cambridge. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Accord Mortgages Ltd. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Cambridge and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the work.

I have been pointed in your direction by a few selling agents in Cambridge to get a quote from a property lawyer using your seach tool. What’s the financial upside for Estate Agents to offer your site over a competitor’s?

We don’t give any commission for directing people in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

My uncle has recommend that I use his lawyers for conveyancing in Cambridge. Should I choose my own conveyancer?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Cambridge conveyancing lawyer the best way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to have guidance from friends or family who have actually used the firm you're are thinking of instructing.

Do online conveyancing companies do everything a high street Cambridge solicitor does or do I still need to employ a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Cambridge?

If you use an online conveyancer they should cover all the tasks your Cambridge solicitor will cover.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Cambridge

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cambridge practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cambridge regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cambridge with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Cambridge. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cambridge practicing in planning law. This may 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

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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