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Conveyancing in Lakenheath Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

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48th Fighter Wing Heritage Park Aviation Museum and Hockwold St Peter Churches Conservation Trust are close to Lakenheath.

Lakenheath's nearest train station is Lakenheath and Cambridge City Airport is 20 miles from Lakenheath.

The most convenient hospital to Lakenheath is Princess Of Wales Ely.

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We need an affordable conveyancing quote. and what is included?

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Many conveyancers advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately additional fees may inflate your final bill. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on a quote

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Do you recommend that we get a chancel search if I am purchasing in Lakenheath close by a church?

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Some owners in Lakenheath can be required to contribute towards upkeep of specific local church buildings. Several sources are used to determine liability in Lakenheath, including the Title Register database. Lakenheath church properties where chancel liability may apply include St Mary the Virgin.

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Regarding the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since records began, we are apprehensive that conveyancing searches (environmental) might not be exacting enough?

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Property environmental searches handled by your Lakenheath conveyancing solicitor should include a far more specialist search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

If you are still anxious consider contacting a neighbour or local resident.

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Is contaminated land a problem in Lakenheath?

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A wide range of contaminants can affect land, such as limestone or gypsum quarrying. An environmental search will offer more detail.

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The vendor looks to have fitted unsympathetic window frames on the property in Lakenheath which might violate conservation area criteria

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The property lawyer to identify if your proposed purchase is within a conservation area and whether any alterations have requisite permission from the Forest Heath planning authority. In the event that no authority consents be available the solicitor will recommend the best alternative which may include seeking an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective consent from Forest Heath planning authority.

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I am on a deadline and need ensure fast conveyancing, what do we need to do?

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Instructing a proactive solicitor is the key to fast conveyancing. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Do they use email?
  • Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?

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Do homewardlegal.co.uk carry out the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Lakenheath?

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Our residential property lawyers often handle the legal work for bidders at auction. Solicitors often encourage buyers at auction to decide on a conveyancing company in advance of the auction day to allow for a full investigation.

Thereafter, following the property auction date the solicitor is geared up to speedily finishing the legal side of things inside 28 days as usually required .

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Is a Homebuyer Report a good idea if we are purchasing a property, irrespective of its condition, in Lakenheath?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggest that you order an inspection. It is a fact that there are a wide range of defects which can affect a property, which include cracked roof tiles and poor ventilation, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.