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Conveyancing in Cambridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

Pertinent Cambridge travel and services facts -

As determined by the UK census, Cambridge's usual residential population is 421,467 people spread over an area of 461,188 acres (186,636 hectares) meaning a residential population density 0.9 people per acre (2.3 per hectare).

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Cambridge attractions and landmarks

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Impington Cambs Windmill, Cambridge All Saints Churches Conservation Trust and Cambridge Leper Chapel Historic Building are in the vicinity of Cambridge.

Cambridge is nearby at under 2m of junction entry 13 Southbound of the M11.

Cambridge's closest train station is Cambridge at 1 mile s. Cambridge's nearest airport is Cambridge City Airport. Stansted Airport is 23 miles away.

The nearest hospital for Cambridge is Cambridge.

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I am trying to find discount conveyancing in Cambridge. How do we get a quote?

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Many firms offer cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges can pad the final bill. Any extra costs should be reasonable. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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For a fast conveyancing transaction on the purchase of a £742k property, what should we ensure to accelerate the process?

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Finding a communicative conveyancer is key fast Cambridge conveyancing. There are several tasks you, as the purchaser, can do to accelerate the process. These include:

  • keeping in regular contact with the conveyancer
  • replying to your conveyancer by phone, fax or email
  • confirming your mortgage offer

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Which property searches does a conveyancer in Cambridge apply for on a Cambridge home purchase?

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The routine conveyancing procedure is to obtain a Local Authority, Drainage (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental Search, plus, depending on certain criteria, some less common searches if your solicitor feels it is necessary, which might include Subsidence.

Read our Short Guide to Conveyancing Searches for more info.

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When we buy our house in Cambridge, what fixtures and fittings will come with it?

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Depending on what you have agreed with the seller, you might get carpets, light fittings and so on, but you will first need to agree and sign the fixtures and fittings form with your seller and your solicitors.

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What environmental concerns will impact land in Cambridge. Will they be checked for comprehensively?

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Land would be contaminated by a range of environmental factors. Contaminants like other land contamination or brine works will be reported on in environmental search results. Barrington Park Farm, Foxton Road, Cambridgeshire, CB2 5RN is one such potential cause of local contamination.

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The owner appears to have added unsuitable PVC windows in Cambridge which might possibly break nearby conservation area rules

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The property solicitor to determine whether the property is affected by a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have necessary consent from the Cambridge authority.

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How early would it be appropriate to find a solicitor in Cambridge?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee covering your for any issues, the sooner you instruct a solicitor, the better really.

Instructing a good solicitor to handle your Cambridge conveyancing early on enables documents to be prepared earlier, which can considerably accelerate the whole process. You will have the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make/accept an offer, considerably shortening the process.

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We are purchasing a restored chapel in the parish of Outwell. Is a chancel search specified?

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Your Cambridge conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search be taken out. Chancel repair dues can be collected on the owners of a residence where church councils have previously chosen not to do so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

 
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