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Top reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Waterbeach

  • 1 There is a distinct possibility the the solicitors for the other party have offices in Waterbeach - if so sets of solicitors will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Waterbeach estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Waterbeach property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Waterbeach conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Waterbeach have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Waterbeach and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Waterbeach will be carried out by a solicitor on your lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Waterbeach since November 2023*


of terraced residence, Rampton Road, CB24 8TH completing on 23/11/2023 at a price of £585,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Waterbeach

Just contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Waterbeach who acted for me two years ago and wanted a conveyancing costs illustration based on an identical type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold residence and a freehold property) of almost identical values with a mortgage from Barclays . I am now being charged twice the amount. Should I hunt for an alternative conveyancer?

The estimate does seem a tad steep. If you you were to look around you could reduce the fees marginally by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, assuming were pleased with the service the firm gave you couldcome to regret choosing an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to be sure the conveyancer can act for Barclays . Do utilise our search tool to select a Waterbeach conveyancing firm on the Barclays member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Waterbeach.

The Waterbeach conveyancing firm handling our Waterbeach conveyancing has spotted a difference between the assumptions in the valuation report and what is in the title deeds. My lawyer informs me that he must check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s approach legitimate?

Your conveyancing practitioner 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 you.

We're in Waterbeach, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Principality , and our solicitor is on the Principality conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Principality conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no property lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

I have been told that property searches are the primary reason for hinderance in Waterbeach conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Waterbeach.

3 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Waterbeach completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Waterbeach before retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may not give a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Waterbeach. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Waterbeach to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Waterbeach

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Waterbeach with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Taylor Vinters Llp, Merlin Place, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0DP
  • Miller Sands, Regent House, 133 Station Road, Impington, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9NP
  • Fowler De Pledge, Unit 14, Chesterton Mill, Frenchs Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 3NP
  • Hewitsons Llp, Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8EP
  • Lgss Law Ltd, Shire Hall, Castle Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Waterbeach regulated by the CLC

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

Planning law solicitors in Waterbeach regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Waterbeach with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Andrew Bryce & Co, Unit 23 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0EY
  • Hewitsons Llp, Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8EP
  • Lgss Law Ltd, Shire Hall, Castle Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP
  • Richard Buxton, 19b Victoria Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1JP
  • Thomson Webb & Corfield, 16 Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HE

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

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