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Conveyancing in Cambourne Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Relevant nearby services facts and figures ;

Cambourne's closest airport is Cambridge City Airport. The closest station to Cambourne is St Neots.

Papworth is a nearby hospital to Cambourne.

Q.

How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in Cambourne for a £630,000 house?

A.

The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many property buyers and sellers paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many conveyancers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional costs are frequently hidden in the small print. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

What type of environmental searches concerning the risk of possible flooding in Cambridgeshire will the conveyancer in Cambourne actually conduct?

A.

A vital part of the conveyancing protocol involved in buying a home involves the conveyancer conducting environmental searches that provide you with details about the potential Cambourne historical flood risk.

Q.

Are the many conservation areas in Cambourne likely to affect us?

A.

With 9300 affected areas across the country, the areas near or within Cambourne will include several conservation areas. Your conveyancing lawyer will provide more details.

Q.

What will the council tax cost me for a new build Band F maisonette in Cambourne?

A.

The respective council tax band will almost always be identified in the conveyancing report on title along with the local council Correct charges for homes in Cambourne are set out in detail at the South Cambridgeshire council

site. At the time of writing, 09 June 2012, 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

Q.

Should we get a chancel search if I am intending to purchase in the parish of Babraham, near Cambourne?

A.

Regardless of the Cambourne parish you are purchasing in, the conveyancing solicitor could advise that a chancel search is ordered. In older areas of Cambourne, chancel repair may be apportioned on the owners of a residence where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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Is your solicitor team experienced enough to very fast completions on residential property auction conveyancing in Cambourne?

A.

Yes - In fact we work with auctioneers throughout Cambridgeshire and frequently work for buyers and sellers at auction. It is very important auction buyers to choose a residential lawyer as fast as they can for an investigation. well before the auction day.

Post property auction your appointed lawyer is thoroughly geared up to concluding the transaction in a as tight time frame as required by the terms if sale.

Q.

The ground-floor flat being purchased is on a former industrial site. Could the topsoil be contaminated by industrial waste like molybdenum?

A.

Cambourne industry and natural causes can cause soil contamination. Also considering issues such as acidic compounds and water contaminants such as phenols, contaminants affecting Cambourne property will be factored into an environmental search.

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What factors can impact land in Cambourne, and should they be a concern?

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Property would be contaminated by numerous human activities. Issues like hazardous substances in the ground and coal mining should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

 
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