By Frances Traynor
17th January 2018
"Working in partnership is the key to a faster 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.
Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Ely property likely to be affected. As a result of the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land in Ely must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Ely church lands where a chancel search may be appropriate include Cathedral, St Mary's Church and St Peter.Q.
It is highly recommended that buyers instruct a property surveyor to carry out a survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of concerns that have a negative impact on a property. These include insect infestation and rotten roof timbers, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.Q.
Stamp duty commonly must be paid on residential property valued at over £125,000. We do not advise home buyers arrange any stamp duty mitigation, as such schemes are expensive and unreliable.Q.
These areas conserve neighbourhoods designated as being of historical merit. These restrictions may impose liability on a buyer for unauthorised alterations made by previous owners, but the benefits will include properties can be easier to sell. Your solicitor will provide more details.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.
Flood searches carried out by the conveyancing solicitor in Ely should also include the more specialist search (Landmark) if required.
If you are still apprehensive try to approach a neighbour or local resident or nearby Cambridgeshire flood damage business such as: Concept Cambridge, 19 Robins Close, Isleham, Ely, CB7 5US Tel: 01223 258379.Q.
The legal work undertaken to transfer a property in Ely could be lengthy for many reasons. In some cases, the causes are beyond the solicitors' power. Homeward Legal understand how frustrating these are and do our best to minimise their consequences where possible by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible.