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Conveyancing in Downham Market Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/10/17

Practical regional travel and public service facts -

Downham Market's closest train station is Downham Market and the nearest airport to Downham Market is Cambridge City Airport.

North Cambridgeshire Wisbech is a relatively close hospital to Downham Market.

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We are trying to find a discount conveyancing quote. What do we need to consider?

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Many firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra charges will be included in the terms which unwary buyers fail to check. Any additional charges which are listed in the terms ought to be fair and reasonable. A quote for conveyancing in Downham Market should list any disbursements.

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I am moving in Downham Market, and have a quote from you. May I have to pay any additional fees?

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Regrettably, hidden fees are not uncommon in conveyancing. Homeward Legal's solicitors never hide any hidden extra costs. Know that some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be required to adhere to.

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What factors can affect land in Downham Market. Are these comprehensively investigated?

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Numerous of contaminants caused by natural causes and human activities can damage land in Downham Market, such as local waste transfer sites. An environmental search can give more clarity. Contamination can be caused by local waste sites, including Anzac Pit, Norfolk, PE33 9BE.

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Does the report on the property's title compiled by the Downham Market conveyancer report on the amount of council tax on a Band A house prior to contracts are exchanged?

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Your property lawyer will approach the governing local authority to discover the current council tax band and rates, which

will be included in the conveyancing report on title. Up-to-date rates for homes in Downham Market are listed online at the local authority site.

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We are using a Norfolk lender, and need to know which Downham Market lenders your conveyancing solicitors work with. Which panels are you on?

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Of lenders with branches around Downham Market, we with the majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Specialists, 4 Old Market, Wisbech, PE13 1NJ, Mortgage Broker (Peterborough) Ltd, 5 Sandpiper Close, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 1EA, and Mortgage Shop, Telephone House/Wentworth St, Peterborough, PE1 1BA. Your conveyancing solicitors can carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.

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The house in Downham Market being purchased is on a brownfield site. Could the topsoil be contaminated by industrial waste like titanium (Ti)?

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Soil contamination is tested regularly. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Downham Market, including local authorities.

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When buying a renovated house in one of the Downham Market conservation area. Where can I uncover more details on the present state of repair of the area?

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Local conservation areas are set up by the local authority (King's Lynn and West Norfolk) who preside over everything from paths and footpaths to the avoidance of vacant buildings. Following a campaign, English Heritage maintain records of the condition of conservation areas.

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Flood risk searches are computed from archived data and given recent events such as the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future are they in fact the ideal way t verify enough about the Downham Market flood risk area?

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Flood risk searches applied for by the conveyancing solicitor in Downham Market will also include the more detailed search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you are concerned you can speak to a local resident.