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Conveyancing in Godmanchester Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

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The nearest train station to Godmanchester is Huntingdon, approximately a mile away. Godmanchester's closest airport is Cambridge City Airport.

Cromwell Huntingdon is a nearby hospital.

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How do we get low cost conveyancing in Godmanchester?

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This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional fees can pad the final bill. The conveyancing quote should also clearly state any disbursements. Extra fees should be fair. They only be applied if your solicitor must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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There are a lot of books about DIY conveyancing when selling a maisonette - Would it be foolish to do the legal work without any help?

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Theoretically speaking there is absolutely no argument at all why a seller shouldn't take care of he conveyancing without assistance. The truth is however that a conveyancer is familiar with a huge array of assignments including chasing missing documents or apportioning ground rents which need training. In any event however, solicitors practices must pay for relevant cover to insulate you from any professional negligence.

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If you are purchasing a home close to a 17th Century vicarage in Godmanchester, would you recommend that we get a chancel search?

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Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Parochial Church Councils in Godmanchester must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further. Church of England properties in Godmanchester include St Mary the Virgin.

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk able to complete within 28 days of exchange on the conveyancing of property auction properties in Godmanchester?

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Indeed we deal with auctions throughout the UK and do frequently get instructed by bidders at auction. It is critical to formally appoint a local conveyancing company as rapidly as they can to give enough time for a full report of the lot well in advance of the auction. Subsequently, following the day of the auction your instructed lawyer is ready for completing the legal work inside as short a time frame as usually required by the terms if sale.

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Which local authority looks after Godmanchester?

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Godmanchester is located in Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, St Mary's Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TN, Call: 01480 388 388

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Does my Godmanchester conveyancing solicitor in form me about the cost of the council tax on a Band E property before completing on the purchase?

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Your property solicitor will approach the council to ask about the appropriate council tax rates, which will subsequently be detailed in the title report.

Council tax rates for homes in Godmanchester are set out at the Huntingdonshire local authority site. As at, 06 September 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,013.00
  • Band B - £1,182.00
  • Band C - £1,350.00
  • Band D - £1,519.00
  • Band E - £1,857.00
  • Band F - £2,195.00
  • Band G - £2,532.00
  • Band H - £3,039.00

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If I am intending to purchase near Godmanchester, in the parish of Tydd St Giles, do we need a chancel search?

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A Godmanchester conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is ordered. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the current owners of a property where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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When do you need to get a conveyancing solicitor in Godmanchester?

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If you choose a firm with 'no move, no fee' protection, the faster you instruct the better. Early instruction of a solicitor to act on your Godmanchester sale or purchase for a sale can 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.

 
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