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Conveyancing in Melbourn Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/10/17

Local area travel information

The nearest airport to Melbourn is Cambridge City Airport. Luton Airport is 22 miles, and Stansted Airport is 18 miles away. Meldreth train station is around a mile from Melbourn.

Kneesworth House Royston is the closest hospital to Melbourn.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a 723,000 residence?

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Confusion over this matter catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many law firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms which unwary buyers and sellers fail to check. Your conveyancing quote should list any disbursements to be paid. Costs should be clearly defined. They come into force only if your lawyer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What type of local authority searches in relation to the uncertain risk of possible flooding in the Cambridgeshire area will the conveyancing solicitor in Melbourn conduct?

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An essential component in the legal procedure of purchasing a property involves a conveyancing solicitor making an application for conveyancing searches (environmental) that provide some details about the local Melbourn flood risk.

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Is obtaining landlord's consent to assignment of lease passed on at cost?

Fees and disbursements ought to be stated on your quote. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in your quote.

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We are buying with GE Money Home Lending, is there anything we need to consider?

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Recently, a number of lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal are able to act for many mortgage lenders.

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Which property conveyancing searches does a Melbourn solicitor apply for when acting on a Melbourn house?

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The normal legal protocol is to get these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, and possibly less common searches for instance a SIM.

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What can a Melbourn property solicitor recommend if the building I hope to buy is within a South Cambridgeshire conservation area which has unsuitable stone cladding fitted?

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Local authority enquiries carried out by the solicitor during the conveyancing process will check if the property is inside a designated conservation area and evidence of local authority approval for changes to the property will be requested.

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Which Melbourn mortgage lender panels are you on?

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Homeward Legal have worked with the majority of lenders serving buyers in Melbourn. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Beldridge Finance Ltd, 13 Eastfield Rd, Royston, SG8 7ED, Mortgage Quest, The Sycamores/43 Kneesworth St, Royston, SG8 5AB, and Another Mortgage Co Ltd, 92 Melbourn Rd, Royston, SG8 7DG. Your solicitor can give more detail.

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Is it recommended that we get a chancel search? I am buying a flat in Melbourn.

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Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Terms used in a property's name, like 'glebe', may indicate chancel liability. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Churches in this area include All Saints.