What’s the difference between exchange of contracts and completion?
When you exchange contracts, this means that you are agreeing to all the terms drawn up within the contract made between you on one side of the transaction, and the opposite party on the other side. It is from this point that you are legally obliged to go through with the transaction (unless you want to be subject to financial and/or legal penalties).
The completion of contracts is the point where you officially take over ownership of the property, receive the keys and can move in. All monies are transferred between the various parties and the conveyancing solicitor contacts the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to you.
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Which body has overall responsibility for recording the standard of neglect conservation areas in Cottenham?
English Heritage keep a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas. Local conservation areas are set up by the local authority (South Cambridgeshire) who govern the state of the area including things like modern telephone boxes, removal of existing windows and area development.
Which local authority looks after Cottenham?
Cottenham is located in Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER, Call: 01799 510 510
Should we order a chancel search if we plan to purchase in the parish of Little Abington?
Your solicitor responsible for your move might recommend a chancel search, whichever parish where the house being bought is found. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so.
Which regions of Cottenham are covered by a designated conservation area?
Locales deemed to be of historical merit, such as 18th century suburbs, will be designated as conservation areas. The council will be able to provide more details about local conservation areas, and the solicitor handling your purchase will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.