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Conveyancing in Duxford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Useful regional travel and public service details:

Duxford's nearest airport is Cambridge City Airport (8 miles). Stansted Airport is 15 miles away and Whittlesford station is about a mile from Duxford.

Duxford is very close at inside a miles of junction entry 10 Southbound of the M11.

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Local Duxford attractions

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Duxford St John Churches Conservation Trust and Duxford Airfield (IWM) Aviation Museum are close to Duxford.

The neighbouring hospital for Duxford is Rosie Maternity Cambridge.

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How do we find fixed rate conveyancing in Duxford?

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This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many law firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra fees will be included in small print. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Additional fees needs to be fair and reasonable. They be applicable if your solicitor must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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What does the Duxford conveyancing solicitor recommend if the flat I am buying is inside a South Cambridgeshire planning authority conservation area that possibly has unbecoming dormer windows added?

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South Cambridgeshire local authority enquiries conducted by your Duxford property lawyer will establish if the Duxford property a conservation area and any evidence of authorisation for changes to the property will be requested.

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Which government authority looks after for safeguarding the standard of the conservation areas in Duxford?

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Local conservation areas are set up by South Cambridgeshire who govern everything from including things like neon signs, addition of hard standings to front and trees. English Heritage have produced records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

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Is contaminated land in Duxford an issue for the majority of properties?

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Property in Duxford can be contaminated by a range of natural causes and human activities, like shallow mining. An environmental search will offer more detail.

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Can you recommend how to avoid paying for SDLT?

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We do not recommend any stamp duty mitigation, because these schemes are costly and very risky.

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What kind of local searches regarding the potential risk of flooding at Cambridgeshire will a Duxford conveyancing solicitor carry out?

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An essential part of the conveyancing process involves a conveyancer carrying out conveyancing searches that go in specific information in relation to Duxford flood risk. Also as an additional measure your Duxford conveyancer could recommend a substantially more detailed local Duxford area search.

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I am buying in Duxford, and need to know if there are any conservation areas.

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Locales deemed to be of historical merit, such as historic transport links, will be registered as areas of conservation. These restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming, but the benefits will include preservation of an area's historic charm.

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Is it recommended that I get a chancel liability search? We are purchasing a house next to a vicarage in Duxford.

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Property owners in a neighbourhood near church property in the locality may be required to contribute towards repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. Your solicitor can provide more details. Duxford Church of England properties include St Peter's.

 
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