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Conveyancing in Godmanchester Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/07/17

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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.

Q.

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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What can a Godmanchester property lawyer advise if the building I want to buy is in a Huntingdonshire council conservation area that has inappropriate roof antenna installed?

A.

Local authority enquiries carried out by your solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should verify whether the property is in a conservation area proof of consent for alterations will be required.

Should no authority consents be supplied, your conveyancing solicitor will recommend the best alternatives, which include purchasing an indemnity policy or getting retrospective consent from the appropriate local authority.

Q.

Which Godmanchester mortgage lender panels are you on?

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We are able to work in conjunction with most lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Godmanchester, including McGirl's, 23 St. Cuthberts St, Bedford, MK40 3JG, Phillips & Co, 5 Church La, Flitton, Bedford, MK45 5EL, and Bright Mortgage Advice, Howard House/Church St, St. Neots, PE19 2BU.

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For fast legal work on the purchase of a £544,000 property, what should we aim for to accelerate the conveyancing process?

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Contacting a experienced property lawyer is essential to a faster move. When finding a suitable a property lawyer, ask yourself the following: How soon will they order searches? Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?

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Is contaminated land an issue in Godmanchester?

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A range of contaminants caused by natural causes could lessen the value of residential property in Godmanchester, and an environmental search should reveal whether a property can be impacted by local contaminants like brine works and other sources of contaminated land.

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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

Q.

Halifax is going to be our lender, is there anything I need to be aware of?

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Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. Homeward Legal are able to act for many UK mortgage lenders.

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Which government body keeps records for monitoring the condition of Godmanchester conservation areas?

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Conservation areas are set up by the local Huntingdonshire planning authority, who police the state of the area including things like new developments, dormer windows and paths. English Heritage maintain a list of the state of conservation areas.

 
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