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Updated: 18/10/16

Local area travel information

The nearest airport to Melbourn is Cambridge City Airport. Luton Airport is 22 miles, and Stansted Airport is 18 miles away. Meldreth train station is around a mile from Melbourn.

Kneesworth House Royston is the closest hospital to Melbourn.


What are the best conveyancing rates for a 723,000 residence?


Confusion over this matter catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many law firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms which unwary buyers and sellers fail to check. Your conveyancing quote should list any disbursements to be paid. Costs should be clearly defined. They come into force only if your lawyer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Is contaminated land a problem in Melbourn?


Land will be contaminated by a range of human activities, and an environmental search should reveal whether a particular property can be impacted by Melbourn contaminants such as waste disposal sites. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Land/premises At, Gravel Pit, Hertfordshire, SG8 7PN.


Apparently, cobalt (Co) soil contamination may be an issue in Melbourn. Can you advise?


There are laws in place in order to limit soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contaminants like landfill leachate and food-processing waste, will be included in an environmental search.


What will the council tax cost me for a Fifties Band H apartment in Melbourn?


Your appropriate council tax band will typically be given within the conveyancer's title report along with the local council. The correct charges for residents of Melbourn are listed online at the South Cambridgeshire council website. At the time of authoring, 01 February 2013, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £996.00
  • Band B - £1,162.00
  • Band C - £1,328.00
  • Band D - £1,494.00
  • Band E - £1,826.00
  • Band F - £2,159.00
  • Band G - £2,491.00
  • Band H - £2,989.00


We are purchasing a house in Melbourn. Can I verify that the house is in a designated conservation area?


There are a range of conservation areas in or near Melbourn. You may wish to contact the local council for further information, but your lawyer will investigate this in detail during the conveyancing process.


What can a Melbourn property solicitor recommend if the building I hope to buy is within a South Cambridgeshire conservation area which has unsuitable stone cladding fitted?


Local authority enquiries carried out by the solicitor during the conveyancing process will check if the property is inside a designated conservation area and evidence of local authority approval for changes to the property will be requested.


How much time will conveyancing legal work usually take, in your opinion? We have a buyer ready.


Generally speaking, the time required to transact a house varies, affected by a range of concerns. The national average is 8 to 12 weeks, whereas our solicitors work towards four to six weeks, wherever possible.


We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how do we guarantee a fast completion?


As is widely reported, contacting a proactive and experienced property lawyer is key fast Melbourn conveyancing. When identifying an appropriate a property lawyer, consider these points: Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Do they use email? How soon will they order searches?