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Conveyancing in Kimbolton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/07/17

Kimbolton services information

Kimbolton's nearest airport is Cambridge City Airport (24 miles). and Kimbolton's closest station is St Neots at 7 miles.

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Local Kimbolton attractions

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Kimbolton Castle Castle and Bushmead Priory English Heritage are in the vicinity of Kimbolton.

The nearest hospital for Kimbolton is Priory Grange Independent Eynesbury.

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I am trying to find a cheap Kimbolton solicitor to own a freehold house. What do we need to consider?

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This issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers promote theoretically cheap conveyancing, however extra charges can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Any charges which are listed in terms and conditions ought to be fair. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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What authority looks after for monitoring the status of Kimbolton conservation areas?

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Conservation areas in Kimbolton are designated by the local authority (Huntingdonshire) who manage everything from including things like billboards, loft extensions and area development. English Heritage, a government body, have put together a detailed list on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Kimbolton and across England in addition to the trend of the area.

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What will the Kimbolton property solicitor advise if the house is within a Huntingdonshire local authority conservation area which has unseemly doors added?

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Huntingdonshire council enquiries conducted by your solicitor in the process of the conveyancing will determine whether the property is within a designated conservation area and evidence of Coal Authority consent for additions to the property will be requested.

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Doing your own conveyancing without the aid of a Kimbolton conveyancer looks to be possible as a seller of a home. Would it be foolhardy ?

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Technically, there is no reason at all why a home buyer should not conduct legal process on your own. However, a property solicitor typically handles a significant number of activities including raising additional enquiries and identifying conservation area breaches most of which need a skilled professional. In any event however, solicitors practices are bound to carry cover to insulate you from any professional carelessness made by the lawyer.

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Are the any designated conservation areas in Kimbolton likely to affect us?

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With 9300 conservation areas throughout the country, the streets and neighbourhoods in or near Kimbolton include several areas of historical or architectural value designated as protected. The conveyancing lawyer handling your purchase should be able to provide more details and discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

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What actions can we take to circumvent paying out for stamp duty to the Revenue?

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Stamp duty mitigation scheme should not be considered when purchasing in Kimbolton, as such schemes are costly and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .

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Is contaminated land a concern in Kimbolton?

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Property in Kimbolton may be contaminated by numerous environmental factors. Contaminants including landfill sites or proposed erection of mobile masts should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

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Do your lawyers have experience with the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Kimbolton?

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Homeward Legal is able to act for bidders at auction. Typically hard to value lots are bought in auctions which need extra fact-finding. We therefore recommend buyers at auction to select a SRA regulated property lawyer prior to the auction to allow time for a detailed report of the property's legal title.

Thereafter, following the auction day arrives your dedicated lawyer will be focused on completing the legal side of things in 28 days as usually required .

 
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