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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Cambridgeshire conveyancing

Reasons to use our Cambridgeshire conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cambridgeshire property lawyers work in partnership with Cambridgeshire estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located many miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Cambridgeshire
  • 3 Cambridgeshire solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Cambridgeshire conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your home move
  • 4 No matter what any alternative lawyers inform you it just might be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the mix.
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Cambridgeshire conveyancer have developed excellent connections with Cambridgeshire local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your home move in Cambridgeshire.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cambridgeshire since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cambridgeshire

How do I search for the right solicitor to give a quality service for my conveyancing in Cambridgeshire?

First ask the people you trust who they would recommend.

Option 2 is to use a search tool on the web for conveyancing in Cambridgeshire. Phone two or three from the list and request that they send you their conveyancing estimate and speak to the lawyer who will conduct your legal process in advance ofmaking your choice.

Option 3 is to make use of our search tool to help you find the right lawyers taking into account your personal expectations including area of the property,speed, complications and who the proposed lender is. Resist the temptation to appoint £99 conveyancing in Cambridgeshire

The owners have rather assertive vendors who has insisted on a preliminary agreement with a down payment two thousand pounds. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

This kind of arrangement is unusual in Cambridgeshire, conveyancers are often found to veer clients away from them as they detract from focusing on the main conveyancing focus and if you end up losing your deposit then the lawyer at best left with an upset client and at worst a litigious one. Secondly, there is no assurance that just because the vendor has executed an exclusivity agreement they will complete the sale with you. They may breach the agreement if they receive sufficient incentive to do so because a wronged claimant with the benefit of a exclusivitycontract will still be obliged show losses as a consequence of the breach and this may not equalise the extra amount that the owner may obtain by reneging on the contract, no matter how morally reprehensible it undoubtedly is.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Cambridgeshire in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks tend not grant a loan on a flying freehold home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can look into this further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Cambridgeshire. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Cambridgeshire especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Cambridgeshire.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Cambridgeshire for my house move. Can I check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

You can see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor call for training purposes.

Last January I purchased a leasehold flat in Cambridgeshire. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I purchased a 1st floor flat in Cambridgeshire, conveyancing formalities finalised October 1996. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar properties in Cambridgeshire with an extended lease are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2084

With 60 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £20,000 and £23,000 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

My solicitors in Cambridgeshire have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with the lender. Is it case that being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?

It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the mortgage company Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the bank directly.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cambridgeshire regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cambridgeshire with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Cambridgeshire. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Cambridgeshire regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Cambridgeshire but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Page Property Lawyers , 11 High Street, CB24 9JD

Planning law solicitors in Cambridgeshire regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Cambridgeshire with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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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