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Conveyancing in Great Shelford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/04/17

Living in the area? ;

The nearest airport to Great Shelford is Cambridge City Airport. Stansted Airport is 19 miles away. Great Shelford's closest train station is Shelford at 1 mile s.

Great Shelford is very close at a mile and a half of the M11 junction entry 11 Southbound.

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Great Shelford attractions and landmarks

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Fulbourn Cambs Windmill, Magog Downs Haverhill Rd Country Park and Duxford Airfield (IWM) Aviation Museum are in the vicinity of Great Shelford.

The most convenient hospital for Great Shelford is Rosie Maternity Cambridge.

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How do we get the best rates for conveyancing for a £692,000 house?

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Both high-street and online solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra charges are frequently hidden in small print that unknowing home owners have not reviewed Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should be included on a conveyancing quote Any extra fees which are listed in the solicitor's terms needs to be fair. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What authority looks after for watching over the state of repair of conservation areas in Great Shelford?

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Local Great Shelford conservation areas are specified by the local authority (Cambridge) who regulate the state of the area including things like vacant buildings, side extensions and street furniture. English Heritage, a government body, have assembled a list of the condition of conservation areas.

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Which local authority is responsible for Great Shelford?

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Great Shelford is located in Cambridge City Council, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ, phone: 01223 457 000

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What causes sale conveyancing appear to be so drawn out?

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The conveyancing process will sometimes suffer setbacks. Homeward Legal understand how frustrating these are and endeavour to reduce the burden of these delays, if it is possible to do so, by proactively handling all enquiries.

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Should I make use of the solicitor usually used by the estate agent in Datchet?

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Many estate agents will have referral deals with solicitors where they refer clients to them. Such referrals should be compared against alternatives, as an agent may select the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

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We are buying a home in Comberton. Will a chancel search be necessary?

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Whether you are buying a house in Great Shelford or elsewhere in the county, the conveyancing lawyer may suggest that a chancel search be taken out. Chancel repair dues can be collected on the owners of a house where church councils may have not done so in the past, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

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How much is the council tax on a residential end of terrace Band E house in Great Shelford?

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The council tax band will in most cases be reported as part of the conveyancer's title report along with the governing local authority. The latest tax rates for residents of Great Shelford are set out in detail on the Cambridge council website. At the time of writing, 24 January 2013, the rates are:

  • Band A - £986.00
  • Band B - £1,150.00
  • Band C - £1,315.00
  • Band D - £1,479.00
  • Band E - £1,808.00
  • Band F - £2,136.00
  • Band G - £2,465.00
  • Band H - £2,958.00

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What length of time should I expect it to take our conveyancing solicitor to accomplish the conveyancing process on the top floor of sixties house?

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The process can take anywhere from around a month and twelve weeks, which can be hampered by any number of things, like the speed of the vendor's conveyancer, or absent parties.

 
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