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Conveyancing in Gamlingay Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/01/18

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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What does a Gamlingay conveyancing solicitor advise if the property is inside the boundary of a Central Bedfordshire council conservation area which has unsympathetic dormer windows fitted?

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Central Bedfordshire planning authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by the solicitor will establish if the property is in a designated conservation area proof of council approval for additions to the property will be asked for. If no appropriate permissions be available the solicitor will recommend the best alternatives, which include seeking an indemnity policy or getting retrospective consent.

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How long should I expect it to take my designated conveyancing solicitor to exchange all of the legal work on a semi detached Regency home we are intending to buy?

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The process can take anywhere from a month to twelve weeks, which can be hampered by any number of factors such as the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of the local authority.

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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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How much will the conveyancing searches be?

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Searches range in cost, depending on the particular searches ordered.

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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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The residence being bought is on a ex-industrial use land. Can the soil still be contaminated?

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Gamlingay industry and natural causes can cause top-soil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Gamlingay, including local authorities.

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I am buying a £630000 residential property in Gamlingay. How is stamp duty calculated?

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Stamp Duty is dependent on the valuation. Stamp duty will be £25200 on a £630000 property.*

*Correct December 2012