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Conveyancing in Ely Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

Helpful local Ely services details:

The closest airport to Ely is Cambridge City Airport (14 miles). and Ely station is almost a mile from Ely.

Princess Of Wales Ely is the most convenient hospital to Ely.

Q.

We are looking for a cheap solicitor quote to buy a flat. as we are on a budget.

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Many property lawyers advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra costs may pad your final bill. Extra charges ought to be fair. A quote for conveyancing in Ely ought to list applicable disbursements.

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If we are purchasing near Ely, in the parish of Hinxton, do we need a chancel search?

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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.

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What causes Ely property legal work for a purchase to take weeks more than planned?

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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.

Q.

I want to exchange on the sale of a property within 28 days, are Homeward Legal fast Ely conveyancers ?

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Our chosen solicitors adopt a very proactive approach when conducting the conveyance for movers to meet the sellers needs. Our solicitors will communicate proactively through every part of the buyer and seller chain and that always use state of the art productivity and information technology systems to complete on your home move in the shortest time.

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Is the SDLT fee a fee or a disbursement?

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Disbursements and fees ought to be identified on your conveyancing quote. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your quote.

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When buying a converted building in the boundary of conservation areas, how does one locate information in regards to the current state of repair of the area?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced a list of the state of repair of conservation areas. Local Ely conservation areas are specified by the local authority (East Cambridgeshire) who maintain things like upkeep of paths to the obstruction of advertising hoardings.

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What does 'fixtures and fittings' include?

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Mainly, fixtures are fixed to walls and other surfaces and fixtures are free-standing items, such as free-standing kitchen appliances. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

Q.

Apparently, mercury (Hg) soil contamination may be an issue in Ely. Can you advise?

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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.

 
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