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Conveyancing in Histon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/18

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?

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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.

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

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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.

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I am planning to buy in Histon. How do I find out whether the residence is in a conservation area?

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With nine thousand such areas listed across the country, the areas in or near Histon include a range of conservation areas. The benefits of such restrictions include protection for trees and other flora, but they can result in the buyer inheriting liability of unauthorised changes.

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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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What should we do regarding beryllium soil contamination in Histon?

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Soil contamination is monitored closely. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including herbicides.

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Should we instruct the property lawyer who works with by our estate agent?

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Many estate agents have arrangements with solicitors where they refer conveyancing clients to them, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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What are searches?

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Searches are queries undertaken in the interest of the purchaser. Conveyancing searches are highly recommended, but refer to legal-related matters.

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Are we advised to get a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Peterhouse?

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Whether you are buying a building in Histon or elsewhere in the county, the Histon conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be ordered. Through some parish councils have determined to exact chancel repairs on new owners of lay rectorships, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will remain liability-free for new owners, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.