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Conveyancing in Great Shelford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/01/18

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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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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Flood searches may be standard procedure but in light of recent weather changes, such as the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since records began, are they sufficient to find out enough about the Great Shelford future flood risk?

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A competent property lawyer in Great Shelford will suggest that you get additional conveyancing and environmental searches if the standard conveyancing searches identifies a significant risk of flooding in Great Shelford.

You could always get in touch with a neighbour of the property for that more insight.

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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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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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For fast legal work on the purchase of a £951,000 property, what can we do to accelerate our move?

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Crucial to a faster move is to instruct a proactive lawyer. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • How soon will they order searches?

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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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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.