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Reasons to use our Ely conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Ely solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Ely conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 2 Ely conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Ely conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 Over the years Ely property lawyer have established very good connections with Ely local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in Ely.
  • 4 Using a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Ely conveyancers work in conjunction with Ely estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ely since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ely

What advice do you have for sourcing value for money conveyancing in Ely?

First ask connections who they would recommend.

Second, search the internet for conveyancing in Ely. Telephone two or three listed and request that they email you their conveyancing fee calculations and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will conduct your legal process in advance ofcommitting.

Third is to make use of our search tool to assist you in finding the right solicitors taking into account your personal factors including the type of property,speed, complexity and who your intended lender is. Don't take the bait of £100 conveyancing in Ely

The Ely conveyancing firm handling our Ely conveyancing has spotted a difference when comparing the surveyor’s assumptions in the home valuation survey and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My solicitor has advised that he must check that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my lawyer’s course or action correct?

Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

Will lawyers ask for an advanced payment when it comes to conveyancing in Ely?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Ely your solicitor will ask you put them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Ordinarily this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. When the down payment is as part of the sale price then this will be required immediately in advance of exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is due will be payable a few days ahead of the day of completion.

I have been told that property searches are a common cause of stalling in Ely house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Ely.

Am I right to be concerned about brokers that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Ely conveyancing firm?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often recommendations from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are numerous people with a keen interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may recommend conveyancers to instruct. Sometimes the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but occasionally there might be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You have the discretion to select your own lawyer. However, bear in mind that the majority of banks specify a panel list of lawyers you must use for the lender aspect of your transaction.

Back In 2008, I bought a leasehold house in Ely. Conveyancing and Virgin Money mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Ely who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Ely conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Ely Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying

    It would be sensible to enquire if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example some leases prohibit pets being allowed in in a block in Ely. If you love the flatin Ely but your dog can’t make the move with you then you have a very difficult compromise. The prefered form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the leaseholders enjoy control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is usually retained where it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders. Best to be warned whether window replacement or some other major work is due shortly that will be shared by the tenants and may well materially increase the the service fees or necessitate a specific payment.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Ely regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hey Solicitors Ltd, 53 Market Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4LR
  • P B W Solicitors Ely Limited, 2, Three Cups Walk, Forehill, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4AN
  • Smart Law Solicitors Llp, 42 High Street, Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5HE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ely

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ely practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Hey Solicitors Ltd, 53 Market Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4LR
  • Smart Law Solicitors Llp, 42 High Street, Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5HE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Ely regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Ely specialising in commercial conveyancing in Ely. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Hey Solicitors Ltd, 53 Market Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4LR
  • P B W Solicitors Ely Limited, 2, Three Cups Walk, Forehill, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4AN
  • Jg Poole & Co Llp, E Space, 26 St. Thomas Place, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EX
  • Smart Law Solicitors Llp, 42 High Street, Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5HE

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