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Moving to Cambridge? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

Looking to buy or sell a property in Cambridge? Compare My Move can assist you by connecting you with up to 5 verified conveyancing solicitors in the Cambridge area.

Every one of our partners is put through our strict verification process where we ensure they are fully licensed. They must also be regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, CILEx or LSNI.

It’s important to choose a reliable conveyancer that knows the local area, as this will be an advantage during the transactions. This is why we match you with the most successful conveyancers in Cambridge.

The role of conveyancing solicitors is to help you through the legal aspects of the property transaction, be that selling or buying. They will arrange essential searches on the property and surrounding areas which can uncover both the environmental and legal aspects of the home.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Cambridge

    The average property price in Cambridge is £498,072, meaning conveyancing costs for selling £1,430 and £1,490 for buying freehold. The total conveyancing time is roughly 182 days.

    There is a medium to high risk of flooding from rivers or the sea in Cambridge and a low to medium risk of flooding from surface water. Subsidence is evident in the centre of Cambridge. Radon Gas Levels are low.

    Why Hire a Cambridge Conveyancer?

    When buying or selling a home in Cambridge you will need to hire a conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor. They complete the legal aspects of purchasing and selling a home, along with the paperwork.

    From April 2021 - April 2022, just 27 newbuild properties were sold, compared with 1,324 existing properties that were purchased in the area. Cambridge saw an increase in house prices houses by 9.81% in April 2022 alone.

    Once you have accepted an offer or have had your offer accepted, you should instruct your solicitor to begin the conveyancing process. This involves:

    • Drawing up and reviewing the contract
    • Paying disbursements
    • Paying stamp duty (if applicable)
    • Conveyancing searches
    • Exchanging contacts
    • Completion date

    Your conveyancer will be on hand to explain any legal jargon, answer questions and liaise with other parties within the transaction. If you buy a leasehold property, your conveyancer will complete the paperwork associated with this.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index.

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Cambridge?

    If you’re purchasing or selling a property in Cambridge you will need to pay conveyancing fees. The average property price in Cambridge is £498,072, meaning conveyancing costs for selling are £1,430 and £1,490 when buying a freehold.

    When buying a leasehold property, the average for the area is £1,650 and £1,580 for selling a leasehold property in Cambridge.

    You will need to pay for a Local Authority Search. This costs £215 inc VAT according to the Cambridge Council website. If you are buying a home, you will need to pay this in addition to your legal fees, other disbursements and stamp duty if applicable.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator and UK House Price Index.

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Cambridge?

    From our research, we found that those hiring a conveyancer in Cambridge can expect the process to take 182 days on average. When compared to the national average of 159 days, you can expect the process in this area to take longer.

    From an offer being accepted to completion, the process in Cambridge takes around 297 days, 23 days longer than the national average which is 274 days.

    Be aware that the conveyancing process times will vary depending on the transaction. Factors which impact the time scale of a property sale include the property being leasehold, delays in the chain or complications in the process. This is due to the extra steps and paperwork needed.

    Data taken from Get Agent.

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Cambridge?

    Conveyancing searches are such an important part of a conveyancing solicitor's job and can tell you essential things about your house. They enable buyers to have a clearer idea of the chosen property and the surrounding area, flagging environmental or legal issues.

    Your conveyancer will arrange the following searches:

    • Water and Drainage Search
    • Environmental Search
    • Local Authority Search

    From our research, we found that there is here is a medium to high risk of flooding from rivers in certain areas of Cambridge. The main river in the area is The River Cam, which flows through Cambridge and joins the River Great Ouse. There is also a low to medium risk of flooding from surface water in the area. Overall the area is low-risk but the risks are higher the closer you are to The River Cam.

    From looking at Geobear’s Subsidence Map, the centre of Cambridge has a relatively high level of subsidence. This is lesser the further out of the centre you go, so be sure to keep this in mind when choosing an area to live in.

    Radon Gas levels are low and shouldn't be a concern to those buying homes in the area.

    Data taken from, Get The Data, Geobear's Subsidence Map, and UK Radon Map.