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Reasons to use our Ely conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what alternative companies inform you it may be important to attend your conveyancer to sign contracts. There are various parties with involved in a homemove without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 2 Ely property lawyer are the key 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 move
  • 3 This site is the first site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Ely will be carried out by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 4 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Ely governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 Ely property lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ely since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ely

My wife and I are purchasing a 2 bedroom apartment in Ely with a mortgage. We would like to retain our Ely solicitor, however the mortgage company advise she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel conveyancing practices or keep our Ely conveyancing practitioner as well as pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. This feels very unfair; are we not able to demand that the bank use our Ely property lawyer ?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Ely conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

We are buying a house in Ely. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we will need to send funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

We are planning to move property in July. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you put forward a removal company in Ely. Conveyancing lawyer was found prior to coming across this website.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the keys from the property agent however this should only occur when the previous owners lawyers inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be released. Subsequently you will need to inform the removal company that they can start moving you in. We are not in a position to recommend a particular removal company but can help you find a residential property solicitor in Ely or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Ely.

Is it correct that all Ely CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing list of approved firms?

A selection of lenders now utilise the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their approved list of firms.

I have been told that property searches are the number one reason for hinderance in Ely house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Ely.

My wife and I have a renovated Edwardian house in Ely. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Coventry Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should 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 Ely and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

How does conveyancing in Ely differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Ely come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because new home sellers in Ely typically buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Ely or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Ely is the location of the property. Can you offer any opinion?

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

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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 Licensed Conveyancers in Ely regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Ely but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Bendall Roberts Ltd, 53 Market Street, CB7 4LR

Ely commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    General advice on title or other property issues Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts

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