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Conveyancing in Littleport Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 10/10/17

Local information

Littleport's closest train station is Littleport and the closest airport to Littleport is Cambridge City Airport.

Princess Of Wales Ely is a nearby hospital to Littleport.

Q.

We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Littleport. What are the risks?

A.

Many online and high street firms purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional costs can inflate your solicitor's invoice. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What will the council tax cost for a Sixties Band F apartment in Littleport?

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Your property's relevant band should in most cases be highlighted as part of the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the governing local authority Correct charges for residents of Littleport are set out online at the East Cambridgeshire local authority site. As at (05 January 2013) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,002.00
  • Band B - £1,170.00
  • Band C - £1,337.00
  • Band D - £1,504.00
  • Band E - £1,838.00
  • Band F - £2,172.00
  • Band G - £2,506.00
  • Band H - £3,007.00

Q.

I am planning to sell our co-owned house at a nearby auction, does Homeward Legal employ fast Littleport conveyancing solicitors ?

A.

We believe that our conveyancing property lawyers adopt a highly speed focused modus operandi when carrying out the necessary legal work for home movers

Homeward Legals approach is different - we use new case management systems . Critically , we always look after you with a CQS solicitor incentivised to exert pressure up the buyer and seller property chain .

Q.

Which government body keeps records for recording the status of Littleport conservation areas?

A.

English Heritage, a government body, maintain information in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the trend. Local Littleport conservation areas are set up by the local East Cambridgeshire planning authority, who preserve everything from including things like new developments, side extensions and private spaces.

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Do we need to get a Homebuyer Report for our house purchase?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors strongly advise that purchasers book a RICS surveyor to carry out a survey. There can be many problems that can negatively affect a property, which are not included in your mortgage lender's valuation. These include flat roof leaks and subsidence.

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Which local authority is responsible for Littleport?

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Littleport is located in East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE, phone: 01353 665 557

Q.

How much will the searches be?

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The cost of conveyancing searches in Littleport will vary, subject to the searches your lender requires. Commonly ordered searches include an environmental search and a drainage search.

Q.

Are we advised to get a chancel search if I plan to purchase in the parish of Knapwell?

A.

Regardless of the Littleport parish you are purchasing in, the solicitor could advise that a chancel search be ordered. In Littleport's much older areas, chancel repair may be apportioned on new owners of a property where parish councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.