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Updated: 21/10/16

Sawtry data:

The closest airport to Sawtry is Cambridge City Airport. The closest station to Sawtry is Huntingdon, about 8 miles away.

Sawtry is very close at roughly half a mile of junction entry 15 Northbound of the A1M.

The nearest hospital for Sawtry is Hinchingbrooke Huntingdon.


What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £665,000 property? We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote.


Various firms promote cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra fees will be included in the terms and conditions. Additional fees ought to be reasonable and clear.


Which actual property conveyancing searches should the Sawtry conveyancing solicitor carry out on a Sawtry house?


Standard legal procedure will be to get the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches, which may include a Subsidence report.


Regarding the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since records began we are wondering whether flood risk searches may not be sufficient?


A qualified property lawyer in Sawtry will get environmental searches if the initial conveyancing searches identifies a Sawtry flood risk.

You could always contact a local resident for further information.


Will my assigned Sawtry conveyancer inform me about the cost of council tax on a Band D house prior to completing on the purchase?


The conveyancer will approach the council to enquire about the up to date council tax charges which will subsequently

be added to the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax rates for Sawtry are set out in detail at the Huntingdonshire local authority website. On 21 July 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,013.00
  • Band B - £1,182.00
  • Band C - £1,350.00
  • Band D - £1,519.00
  • Band E - £1,857.00
  • Band F - £2,195.00
  • Band G - £2,532.00
  • Band H - £3,039.00


Will my conveyancer in Sawtry report back on the risk and history of flooding in the Sawtry region?


A key step in the legal procedure of purchasing a property involves the conveyancing lawyer conducting property environmental searches that provide you with details on the Sawtry flood risk area data.


What can a Sawtry property lawyer recommend if the home is in a Huntingdonshire local authority conservation area which has unauthorised new windows fitted?


Huntingdonshire council LLC1 searches conducted by your solicitor during the conveyancing process should find out if the property is in a designated conservation area proof of council approval for modifications will be requested. Should no authority consents be supplied, your solicitor will advise you of the alternatives e.g. obtaining an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective approval from the council.


We are buying on a recently-developed former industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?


Policies and legislation are in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. The local authority for Sawtry will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.


For our lender, we have chosen Godiva Mortgages, what do I need to know?


When taking out a mortgage to buy a property, your lender will require legal work to be carried out on their behalf. Purchasers should be aware that, over the last two years, some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased legal costs for home buyers. Homeward Legal will act for the vast majority of lenders.