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Conveyancing in Cambridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/01/18

Pertinent Cambridge travel and services facts -

As determined by the UK census, Cambridge's usual residential population is 421,467 people spread over an area of 461,188 acres (186,636 hectares) meaning a residential population density 0.9 people per acre (2.3 per hectare).

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Cambridge attractions and landmarks

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Impington Cambs Windmill, Cambridge All Saints Churches Conservation Trust and Cambridge Leper Chapel Historic Building are in the vicinity of Cambridge.

Cambridge is nearby at under 2m of junction entry 13 Southbound of the M11.

Cambridge's closest train station is Cambridge at 1 mile s. Cambridge's nearest airport is Cambridge City Airport. Stansted Airport is 23 miles away.

The nearest hospital for Cambridge is Cambridge.

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I am trying to find discount conveyancing in Cambridge. How do we get a quote?

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Many firms offer cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges can pad the final bill. Any extra costs should be reasonable. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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For a fast conveyancing transaction on the purchase of a £742k property, what should we ensure to accelerate the process?

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Finding a communicative conveyancer is key fast Cambridge conveyancing. There are several tasks you, as the purchaser, can do to accelerate the process. These include:

  • keeping in regular contact with the conveyancer
  • replying to your conveyancer by phone, fax or email
  • confirming your mortgage offer

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Which of the local authorities looks after Cambridge?

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Cambridge is catered to by Cambridge City Council,located at: The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ. TEL: 01223 457 775.

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We are buying a house in Cambridge and would like to know why conveyancing takes so long?

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Conveyancing usually takes 2 – 3 months to complete, but it can take longer depending on issues such as your lender or other party’s solicitor.

Homeward Legal can help you speed it up in most cases due to our proactive solicitors and open lines of communication.

Why not see our blog post to find out how to speed it up yourself as well.

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I have read about doing your own conveyancing when buying a home. Is it imprudent to enact the conveyancing myself without any help?

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On paper there are absolutely no arguments why a home seller cannot decide to conduct your own conveyancing on your own. That said, a conveyancing solicitor carries out a large array of exercises including checking contracts or maintaining constant communication with agents which require a qualified solicitor. Despite that solicitors practices are required by their regulator to get indemnity insurance that ultimately protects you from any professional failures made by the lawyer.

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In about four weeks’ time we are anticipating to finally move from our detached house in Cambridge to our new home in Longthorpe. At what stage should we choose a removal company?

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Best practice is always for home movers to wait to hire the removals company until you and the other party has agreed a definite home moving date. This will happen once the contracts are signed. Be aware that removals companies might impose a rearrangement charge if you book early then have to change the date.

For a local Cambridgeshire removals firm, try:

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We are buying in Cambridge, and have a conveyancing quote from you. Could I need to pay any hidden charges?

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Our solicitors do not charge any additional charges. Be aware that some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, which they will not be bound to.

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How early would it be appropriate to find a solicitor in Cambridge?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee covering your for any issues, the sooner you instruct a solicitor, the better really.

Instructing a good solicitor to handle your Cambridge conveyancing early on enables documents to be prepared earlier, which can considerably accelerate the whole process. You will have the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make/accept an offer, considerably shortening the process.