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Conveyancing in Cambourne Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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What actual property conveyancing searches will a property lawyer in Cambourne apply for a Cambourne flat?

The normal procedure will be to obtain these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental as well as any specific local searches, which might include SIM Search.

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When I am purchasing in Cambourne near a priory built in the 1700s, will you need a chancel search?

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As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Cambourne which was once owned by a 'lay impropriators' can be liable for repairs to an old church building. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including parish records. Cambourne church lands include Church.

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Is there a risk that we could be gazumped?

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This is common both in Cambourne, and across Cambridgeshire and happens when a home owner accepts an offer, only to reject it, opting for a greater offer. There is almost always a danger of being gazumped. Consider instructing a property solicitor early to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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What length of time does it take my solicitor to carry out the legal formalities on a semi detached building?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from 1 month to 12 weeks, which can depend on various things e.g. the efficiency of the vendor's solicitor, or the speed of the lender. Our chosen conveyancing solicitors are focused on communication work towards completing the legal process as speedily as possible.

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How much will the conveyancing searches cost?

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The cost of searches can vary somewhat. The most generally useful searches include a mining search and a local authority search.

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Which local authority is responsible for Cambourne?

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Cambourne is located in Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER, phone: 01799 510 510