IfI were to purchase a simple residential housein Cambridgeshire for cash and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much could I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Cambridgeshire?
Any savings you would achieve would be limited to the disbursement for searches. Your lawyer is obliged to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, communicating with the vendors solicitor, SDLT submission, register the ownership etc. A marginal saving might be made by not needing to register a mortgage however it won't be meaningful.
I am purchasing a semi-detached house in Cambridgeshire. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Cambridgeshire you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Cambridgeshire.
A relative recommended that if I am buying in Cambridgeshire I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Cambridgeshire conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Cambridgeshire around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Cambridgeshire.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Cambridgeshire?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Cambridgeshire. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Am I better off to choose a Cambridgeshire conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am purchasing? An old friend can deal with the legal work but her office is over three hundred miles drive away.
The primary upside of using a high street Cambridgeshire conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local Cambridgeshire know how is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and in the main were impressed that must surpass using an unknown Cambridgeshire conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.
I am a FTB in Cambridgeshire, just beginning the hunt for a property. I am in need of a Cambridgeshire conveyancing solicitor. The family solicitor is based in Scotland and unable to assist.Can you recommend a good Cambridgeshire solicitor that will help us as well as represent Barclays?
The purpose of this site is restricted to being a directory service for solicitors who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays in certain areas for instance Cambridgeshire . We dont recommend any particular conveyancing practitioner.