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Conveyancing in Huntingdon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

Commuting from the area? ;

The nearest train station to Huntingdon is Huntingdon, approximately a mile away. Huntingdon's nearest airport is Cambridge City Airport.

Cromwell Huntingdon is the nearest hospital to Huntingdon.

Q.

I need to find discount conveyancing. What do I need to check for?

A.

Confusion over this topic affects many buyers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many firms purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms, left unread by preoccupied buyers Extras should be reasonable. They be applicable solely where the lawyer is required to complete extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on a quote. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Are there any areas of conservation in Huntingdon?

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With over 9,000 protected areas in England, the neighbourhoods around Huntingdon will include numerous conservation areas. Your property solicitor will be able to offer more information.

Q.

Will my professional conveyancing solicitor in Huntingdon report back to me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band E flat before completing on the purchase?

A.

Your property lawyer will speak to the council to find out the latest council tax band and rates, which should then be added to the title report. The latest council tax charges for residents of Huntingdon are published on the Huntingdonshire council site. On, 31 January 2013, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,013.00
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  • Band B - £1,182.00
  • Band C - £1,350.00
  • Band D - £1,519.00
  • Band E - £1,857.00
  • Band F - £2,195.00
  • Band G - £2,532.00
  • Band H - £3,039.00

Q.

Would arranging a building survey be sensible when purchasing a house or flat, regardless of its age?

A.

Homeward Legal strongly advise that all buyers arrange a surveyor to perform a survey. It is a fact that there are a wide range of issues which can affect a property, such as poor drainage, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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What particular search enquiries does a lawyer in Huntingdon carry out when instructed on a Huntingdon property?

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The normal legal protocol will be to get Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environmental and occasionally specific searches, which might include Planning.

Q.

What can my conveyancing searches cost?

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With Homeward Legal, a purchase conveyancing client in Huntingdon expected to pay at a maximum £249 for conveyancing searches for a Huntingdon purchase. They are will be charged at cost.

Q.

Will a local Huntingdon property lawyer commission personal or official searches on my home purchase?

A.

Your property solicitor will make a recommendation as to the ideal route, depending on issues like local authority turnaround times. For personal searches, a property solicitor will look for a local search agent for example ANGLIAN WATER SERVICES LTD TRADING AS GEODESYS, OSPREY HOUSE, 1 PERCY ROAD, HUNTINGDON, CAMBS, PE29 6SZ Tel: 01480 323889.

Q.

Hinckley and Rugby Building Society is going to be our mortgage lender - what will we need to consider?

A.

Over the last two years, some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating higher conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal are able to act for most CML-approved lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.

 
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