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Conveyancing in Chatteris Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Practical local Chatteris transport and services facts and figures ;

Chatteris's nearest station is Manea and Chatteris's closest airport is Cambridge City Airport.

Princess Of Wales Ely is the closest hospital for Chatteris.

Q.

How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? I am looking for a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Chatteris.

A.

Lack of clarity over this topic catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional charges can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Any fees listed in the small print should be fair and reasonable. A quote should, in addition, define any disbursements.Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Is it necessary that I get a chancel search? We are buying a property in Chatteris.

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The result of a court case between a parish council and owners of neighbouring farmland liable for church repairs reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must contribute towards church repairs. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. A solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Ecclesiastical properties in the local area include St Peter & St Paul.

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Which Chatteris mortgage lender panels are you a member of?

A.

The Homeward Legal group can work beside many lenders approved by the CML. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Chatteris, including Mortgageforce Ltd, 13A High St, Chatteris, PE16 6BE.

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For our lender, we have chosen Northern Rock - is there anything we need to be aware of?

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Buyers in Chatteris should be aware that, over the last two years, some lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean higher legal costs for home buyers. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act on behalf of all major mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.

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In a few months we are shortly going to move from our semi detached residence near Chatteris into a larger maisonette in Werrington . What is the right point to choose a removal company?

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We would tend to encourage home buyers and sellers delay arranging removals until the point where contracts have exchanged as in advance of this the firm date will not have been scheduled.

The greater majority of home removals companies add a rearrangement cost . For a local Cambridgeshire company A Better Move, 27 High St, Chatteris, PE16 6BQ Call: 01354 695698.

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I am planning on buying a 1940s maisonette in the boundary of conservation areas. How do we find details in regards to the current state of upkeep of the conservation area?

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Local conservation areas are created by Fenland who preserve things like building materials to derelict buildings. English Heritage, a government body, have created records of the state of repair of conservation areas.

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I plan to purchase a home in the parish of Westley Waterless. Will a chancel search be necessary?

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A conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search is ordered. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on current owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.

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Which local authority is responsible for Chatteris?

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Chatteris is located in Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 8NQ, contact: 01354 654 321

 
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