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Conveyancing in Gamlingay Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 10/10/17

Read about the area ;

Cambridge City Airport is 16 miles from Gamlingay. Luton Airport is 21 mile and away. The closest train station to Gamlingay is Sandy, around 4 miles away.

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Noted Gamlingay interest

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Gt Gransden Cambs Windmill, Abbotsley St Margaret Churches Conservation Trust and Little Barford St Denys Churches Conservation Trust are situated in Gamlingay.

The closest hospital for Gamlingay is Biggleswade.

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We need a low cost conveyancing quote, we are on a tight budget.

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Various property lawyers promote cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional charges are frequently hidden in small print. These terms are often ignored by excited buyers, eager to get underway. Fees listed in the small print needs to be reasonable. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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How does a solicitor in Gamlingay advise me on the risk and history of local flooding in the Gamlingay region?

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A vital component in the conveyancing protocol involves a lawyer carrying out conveyancing searches that go into details about the Gamlingay historical flood risk. A significantly more thorough Cambridgeshire database search, for instance the Landmark search, could possibly be proposed by a Gamlingay conveyancing solicitor if in the event that the enviro. search show that there is a flood risk.

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Having read about the catastrophic flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am concerned that environmental searches aren't detailed enough?

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A qualified property solicitor in Gamlingay will consider apply for flood searches if the initial conveyancing searches flag up a significant risk local Gamlingay flood risk.

You may be able to get in touch with a close neighbour for some more comfort.

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Will the property report prepared by the property solicitor in Gamlingay report back on the cost of council tax for a Band G property prior to exchanging contracts?

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Your conveyancer will consult with the Central Bedfordshire local authority to ascertain the most up to date council tax charges which will then be written in the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date rates for properties in Gamlingay are listed online at the Central Bedfordshire council site. As at (09 March 2013) band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,098.00
  • Band B - £1,281.00
  • Band C - £1,464.00
  • Band D - £1,647.00
  • Band E - £2,012.00
  • Band F - £2,378.00
  • Band G - £2,744.00
  • Band H - £3,293.00

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Do Homeward Legal do auction conveyancing in Gamlingay?

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Yes - Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Gamlingay commonly handle the legal work for auction buyers and sellers. We typically encourage bidders to decide on a good lawyer well in advance of the property auction date for a detailed report of the legal pack. After the auction day itself your lawyer is totally ready for concluding the purchase in the limited time as required .

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Might the fees for my conveyancing take into account any hidden charges?

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Homeward Legal will not charge any hidden extra fees whatsoever.

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We are planning to sell our freehold flat at a property auction, does your panel use fast Gamlingay solicitors ?

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Our property lawyers have a take charge approach when conducting the transfer of title to meet the sellers needs.

Homeward Legals method is different as we use new online completion systems .

We always also give clients a regulated property lawyer incentivised to communicate by phone and email with the whole property chain for example councils , for a fast exchange.

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When I am buying a Gamlingay flat conversion by a church built in the 1400s, do you recommend that we get a search for chancel liability?

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As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Gamlingay which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for repairs to nearby church property. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Gamlingay properties is likely to exist. Church properties in this area where a chancel search may be necessary include St Mary the Virgin.