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Conveyancing in Great Shelford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

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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How early do you need to speak to a conveyancing solicitor in Great Shelford?

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If you use a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, earlier is preferable. Instructing your solicitor sooner for a purchase can mean that you will the details of your Great Shelford solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties).

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We have requested a quote from you. Might I end up paying any hidden charges?

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Homeward Legal will not charge any hidden extra costs for any reason. You Great Shelford conveyancing quote is an accurate price the legal costs for your sale or purchase.

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Do you have good solicitors that do the conveyancing for auction properties in Great Shelford?

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Yes - Our firm is highly knowledgeable with sellers at auction. Homeward Legal always encourage auction buyers to instruct an experienced property lawyer in advance of the actual auction to allow enough time for a title report of the legal pack. Post auction day arrives your chosen lawyer is utterly geared up to swiftly concluding the transaction within as short a time frame as conventionally required by the auction conditions.

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Irish Permanent will be our lender, is there anything I need to consider?

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Buyers in Great Shelford need to be aware that, over the last two years, some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', resulting in higher conveyancing costs for home buyers in cases where the conveyancer cannot act for their lender, and another must also be instructed. Homeward Legal can act for many mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.

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Do I need to get a house survey for our property purchase?

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It is firmly advised that most Great Shelford buyers arrange a house survey. There are many problems that can negatively affect a property, that will not be addressed during the conveyancing process, including subsidence or corrosion of pipework.

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In about five weeks we are intending to be moving from our period home in Great Shelford to a bigger house in Godmanchester , what is the right point to select a home removal company?

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We would tend to suggest that you wait booking a removals company until the point where exchange of contracts as in advance of this it is likely that an agreed moving date will not have been settled.

For a local company Fulchers, Main Store 4/Copley Hill Farm Business Park/Cambridge Rd, Babraham, Cambridge, CB22 3GN Telephone: 01223 362591 or Proctor Removals Ltd, Unit G/Dales Manor Business Pk/Grove Rd, Sawston, Cambridge, CB22 3TJ on 01223 837461.

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Can I hold off paying SDLT?

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Stamp duty reduction scheme is not advised when buying in Great Shelford. Such schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

 
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