By Frances Traynor
23rd March 2018
"Working in partnership is the secret to an easy home move."
If you are buying or selling your home, or perhaps wanting to release some equity, then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of experience in Ely and around the county of Cambridgeshire. With our results-driven, speed-focused conveyancing methods, it means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our solicitors carry out all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed rate.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees, if for any reason your Cambridgeshire move does not complete.
Using their local experience, our CQS solicitors will lead you through the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Ely is served by the A10 and A142. By rail: The nearest train station is Ely. By air: Ely is closest to Cambridge Airport (17 miles), Peterborough Business Airport (29), and London Stansted Airport (46).
Hospital: Princess of Wales, Lynn Road, Littleport, Ely, CB6 1DN. Council: East Cambridgeshire District (www.eastcambs.gov.uk).
Attractions: Ely Cathedral, Ely Museum, Ely Country Park, Oliver Cromwell’s House, Roswell Pits, and Stained Glass Museum.Q.
With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee (meaning you won’t get charged if things fall through), instructing a solicitor as early as possible is better, because the legal work can begin straightaway. Instructing a firm early for a sale enables information to be requested, especially from slow third-parties, even prior to accepting an offer. If you are buying, your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
As a rule of thumb, fixtures are items that are affixed to walls and other surfaces (e.g. boilers), while fittings are free-standing items (e.g. standalone kitchen appliances, curtains, or rugs). Unfortunately, completion and agreement of a 'fixtures and fittings' form is often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopardise the transaction.Q.
Stamp Duty will depend on the house's value at purchase and is triggered if it is over £125,000. In the example cited, stamp duty would be £32,450 on a £849,000 residential property.Q.
Flood searches carried out by the conveyancing solicitor in Ely will also include the more specialist search (such as Landmark), should the initial risk level dictate. If you are still apprehensive, try approaching a future neighbour or local resident. Or you could talk to a Cambridgeshire flood-damage business such as: Concept Buildings Solutions, 19 Robins Close, Isleham, Ely, CB7 5US (Tel: 01223 258379).Q.
Primarily, finding a proactive, diligent conveyancer, like the ones on the panels at Homeward Legal, is critical to a fast completion. Additionally, there are several things that you, as the buyer, could do to get moving sooner. These include:
For more guidance and to get your free, fixed-fee quote, contact Homeward Legal’s experts on 0800 038 6699.Q.
The council tax band should be reported in the conveyancer's title report, as well as being available on the East Cambridgeshire council website. For the 2017/2018 tax year, Ely residents could expect to pay the following rates:
Retrieved on 6 April 2017Q.
Many of contaminants caused by man (current and historical agriculture and industry) and by nature may ruin residential property in Ely, such as environmental radon sources. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail and your solicitor will highlight any findings in the report on title.Q.
The conveyancing process can take anywhere from three weeks to twelve weeks. The duration of the conveyancing can depend on any number of factors (for example, the speed of the responsiveness of the sellers’ solicitor, or whether your solicitor has to act additionally for your lender). At Homeward Legal, though, our proactive solicitors are incentivised to get through the work efficiently and quickly, with a maximum target of six weeks. Try our online quote calculator, or give our waiting team a call on 0800 038 6699 to receive your fixed-fee quote, backed up with our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
Remediation of contaminated land in Ely is possible is some cases. For additional information, contact Cornwell G & A, Lane Farm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DS.Q.
There is no argument why a home mover cant go down that route and carry out the bulk of the legal work without the help of lawyer in Ely. In reality however, a property solicitor in Ely juggles a long list of functions such as chasing outstanding papers and interpreting planning contraventions most of which are better done by someone with the relevant training. More importantly DIY lawyers are not covered by relevant indemnity insurance that every legal practices are required to carry.Q.
The common procedure will be to get Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and perhaps less common searches, which might include Land charge Searches.Q.
Primarily, finding a proactive conveyancer is key a fast completion. There are several things you as the buyer could do to get moving sooner. These include:
Regardless of the Ely parish you are buying in, the property solicitor might recommend that a chancel search be ordered. Although some Parochial Church Councils have decided to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not automatically be the case for future owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.Q.
The risks posed by topsoil contamination to Ely inhabitants are usually low. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contaminants like oil.Q.
Homeward Legal will encourage buyers delay organising removals until exchange of contracts has occurred as in all probability the firm date wont have been confirmed. Some house removals firms will levy a rearrangement amount . For a local Cambridgeshire company Grey & Co, 7 Dalton Way, Ely, CB6 1DS Phone: 01353 662092 or Ely's Removal Service, 125 West Fen Rd, Ely, CB6 3AE Tel: 01353 663987.