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Conveyancing in Great Shelford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/04/18

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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In what ways can my conveyancer in Great Shelford advise on the risk and history of floods to properties in Great Shelford?

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The residential property conveyancing lawyer will carry out environmental searches, which include Great Shelford area flood risk information. As an additional measure, a Great Shelford lawyer may recommend a substantially more involved flood risk search.

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Which particular conveyancing searches will the lawyer in Great Shelford conduct when instructed on a Great Shelford flat?

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The routine conveyancing protocol will be to get Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search and perhaps area-specific searches e.g. a Land Charges Search (K15).

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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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Are there any lenders with branches in Great Shelford?

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Of lenders with local branches proximate to Great Shelford, we with the vast majority. Great Shelford lenders and mortgage specialists include Cambridge Mortgage Line, 268 Milton Rd, Cambridge, CB4 1LQ, Another Mortgage Co Ltd, 92 Melbourn Rd, Royston, SG8 7DG, and Commercial Mortgages For Everyone, Weston House/52 Chapel Rd, Weston Colville, Cambridge, CB21 5NX.

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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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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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Is it recommended that I get searches for chancel liability? We are buying a flat in Great Shelford.

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Some owners in Great Shelford can be required to contribute towards maintenance of churches. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Great Shelford Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Great Shelford ecclesiastical properties include St Mary the Virgin.