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Conveyancing in Great Shelford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/10/17

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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Bookshops and the web both have many online explanatory studies about going into great depth on do it yourself conveyancing. Do I actually need a conveyancer in Great Shelford for my home move?

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It can certainly possible to look after the legal process yourself. However, a conveyancing solicitor juggles a large array of actions e.g. chasing completion statements or checking that the contract package is in order which require a qualified professional. Nevertheless solicitors practices are liable to be required to possess sufficient insurance cover that protects you in the event of omissions.

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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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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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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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Does Great Shelford include any conservation areas?

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With around 9,000 affected areas throughout the country, the local areas around Great Shelford include several conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local council if you have specific questions, but your solicitor will address this during the house-buying process.

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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.