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Conveyancing in Fenstanton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/04/17

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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When in the conveyancing process do I need to speak to a conveyancing solicitor?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better. The legal work can then begin immediately. Prompt instruction of a solicitor for a sale may mean that documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.

Q.

What environmental concerns will contaminate land in Fenstanton, and are they properly investigated?

A.

Residential property may have been contaminated by many natural and human-influenced issues, like shallow mining. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Fenstanton?

A.

Fenstanton is located in Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER, contact: 01799 510 510

Q.

What will the council tax cost me for a period Band an apartment in Fenstanton?

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Your relevant band should normally be set out as part of the conveyancer's title report along with the governing local authority

The correct rates for properties in Fenstanton are set out online at the South Cambridgeshire council site. At the time of writing on 03 December 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £996.00
  • Band B - £1,162.00
  • Band C - £1,328.00
  • Band D - £1,494.00
  • Band E - £1,826.00
  • Band F - £2,159.00
  • Band G - £2,491.00
  • Band H - £2,989.00

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What are the reasons why the conveyancing process takes so long?

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The conveyancing process could experience delays for a variety of reasons. The reasons are beyond the conveyancing solicitor's power. We understand that these can cause considerable stress and work hard to curtail the consequences of these delays whenever it is feasible by driving the transaction forward. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.

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If I am buying near a church built in the 16th Century in Fenstanton, do I need to get a chancel search?

A.

The outcome of a landmark case 10 years ago reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must pay for church repairs. Some names or words such as 'abbey' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Fenstanton Church of England properties which may give rise to chancel liability include Parish Church and St Peter & St Paul.

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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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