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Conveyancing in Fenstanton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/04/18

Read about the Fenstanton area ;

The closest station to Fenstanton is Huntingdon, approximately 6 miles away. The closest airport to Fenstanton is Cambridge City Airport.

Papworth hospital is relatively close to Fenstanton.

Q.

I need the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. How do we get a quote?

A.

The confusion over this matter catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many law firms offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but additional fees may pad the final bill. Additional fees listed in the terms ought to be reasonable and clear. They be applicable if your lawyer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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We are buying in Fenstanton on a recently-developed former industrial site. What should we do regarding zinc (Zn) topsoil contamination?

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Policies are in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Metal contamination of top-soil in Fenstanton is more likely to occur near waste treatment sites. Data on other contaminants, like insecticides, will also be included in an environmental search.

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If we plan to buy near Fenstanton, in the parish of Tadlow, do we need a chancel search?

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Your conveyancing lawyer could advise a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the house being purchased is located. In older areas of Fenstanton, chancel repair can be imposed on owners of a house where church councils may have not done so in the past, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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Flood searches are assessed from archived information and given recent weather changes such as the fact that 2 8m people are at risk from surface flooding are they still appropriate to investigate sufficient information about the changing Fenstanton flood risk?

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An experienced conveyancer in Fenstanton should also get property environmental searches (Landmark database search) if the standard conveyancing searches flag up a risk of flooding in Fenstanton.

You could always converse with a close neighbour to gain additional comfort.

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What can a Fenstanton conveyancing lawyer advise if the flat I am intending to buy is situated in a South Cambridgeshire planning authority conservation area which has unfitting satellite dishes installed?

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South Cambridgeshire planning authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by the solicitor will ascertain whether the Fenstanton property a designated conservation area and evidence of permission for changes to the property will be requested.

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I would like to know which Fenstanton lenders your conveyancing solicitors work with. Which panels are you on?

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Most lenders in Fenstanton are on our Fenstanton solicitors' panel. Fenstanton lenders and mortgage specialists include Scott Mark Ltd, 15-17 White Hart Ct, St. Ives, PE27 5EA.

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Is a drainage search a disbursement or fee?

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Comparing conveyancing quotes is not always straightforward, considering wide variations in formatting and terminology. This charge,e.g., is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.

Q.

How long on average will it take our assigned conveyancer to get through the conveyancing process on a maisonette in a sixties home we want to buy?

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The legal process can take anywhere from one month to 12 weeks, which can depend on various issues, like the speed of the seller's property lawyer, or whether your solicitor has to act for your lender.