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Conveyancing in Histon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Histon points of interest

Impington Cambs Windmill, Milton Country Park and Cambridge Leper Chapel Historic Building are close to Histon.

Histon's nearest airport is Cambridge City Airport (3 miles). Histon's closest station is Waterbeach.

Histon is within 3 miles off the M11 junction entry 14 Southbound.

The nearest hospital is Impington, Cambridge Lea.

Q.

How do I find the best conveyancing rates in Histon for a £209,000 property?

A.

Many online and high street solicitors promote theoretically cheap conveyancing, however extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Busy, stressed sellers and buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

Q.

Could my conveyancing charges in Histon introduce any supplementary hidden charges?

A.

No. Homeward Legal's solicitors will never charge any additional fees for standard conveyancing. Some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates. The final bill you receive may be much more.

Q.

What type of searches about the potential risk of flooding in the Cambridgeshire area will my conveyancing solicitor in Histon carry out?

A.

An important step in the legal due diligence process involves a lawyer carrying out conveyancing searches (environmental) that provide specific information in relation to Histon flood risk area data.

Q.

What will the Histon conveyancing lawyer recommend if the house we hope to buy is in a South Cambridgeshire planning authority conservation area which appears to have incongruous windows installed?

A.

South Cambridgeshire council searches conducted by your Histon conveyancing solicitor during the legal process should verify if the property is inside a designated

conservation area proof of planning authority consent for additions to the property will be asked for.

Q.

Is homewardlegal.co.uk geared up for 1 month completions on the conveyancing of property auction properties in Histon?

A.

We deal with auctions throughout the UK and do frequently act for buyers and sellers at auction. It is a smart decision for purchasers to appoint a suitable lawyer as quickly as possible to allow enough time for a full investigation. prior to the auction. Subsequently, following the auction day itself your selected property conveyancing lawyer is utterly prepared for speedily concluding the conveyancing within the limited time as usually required by the auction conditions.

Q.

In 3 months we are hoping to be moving out of our detached property in Histon to our next flat in Soham , what is the best point to appoint a removals firm?

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Most lawyers will suggest that house movers wait arranging removals until such time as exchange of contracts has been notified as a date wont have been agreed. Local information can be sought from Allsops House Clearance, 83 85 Station Rd, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9NP Tel: 01223 232858 or Histon Man & Van, 87 Narrow Lane, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9YP Call: 01223 236889.

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We plan to complete on around 7th August. What will be assessed for Stamp Duty Land Tax rates?

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Stamp Duty is dependent on a limited set of factors, including the purchase price. For a Histon home bought for £301000, stamp duty is £9030.*

*Accurate 01/03/2013

Q.

Doing ones own conveyancing without the help of a conveyancing solicitor in Histon looks to be possible as a buyer and seller of a flat. Would it be foolhardy ?

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Legally speaking there is absolutely no argument why a home seller cannot decide to handle the greater majority of the your own conveyancing unaided.

In reality however, a property solicitor juggles a huge number of exercises ranging from identifying and arranging appropriate indemnity or checking that the contract package is in order which are more safely handled with appropriate experience. AT any rate legal firms are obliged to take out the correct cover to safeguard you in the event of negligence.

 
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