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Conveyancing in Milton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Things to do in Milton

Impington Cambs Windmill, Milton Country Park and Cambridge Leper Chapel Historic Building are near to Milton.

The closest train station to Milton is Waterbeach and Cambridge City Airport is 2 miles from Milton.

The closest hospital for Milton is Impington, Cambridge Lea.

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How do I get the best conveyancing rates for a £646,000 property?

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Both high-street and online firms advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. This small print is often not read by homeowners in a hurry. Additional charges listed in the terms should be reasonable and clear. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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We plan to buy a home in the parish of Ickleton. Will it be necessary to get a chancel search?

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Your solicitor instructed to handle the transaction is likely to recommend that a chancel search be ordered. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so. For property in the parish of Ickleton, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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What will a Milton property solicitor recommend if the house we want to buy is inside a South Cambridgeshire council conservation area which appears to have unbecoming artificial stone cladding installed?

South Cambridgeshire local authority enquiries conducted by a solicitor during the legal process will identify whether the property is inside a designated conservation area proof of planning consent for additions to the property will be asked for. In the event that no appropriate consents be produced, your Milton conveyancing solicitor will inform you of all options which may include getting covered by an indemnity insurance or obtaining retrospective approval from the council.

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What can the fees for searches be?

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The cost of searches can vary considerably, depending on the specific searches which have been ordered.

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Is a property survey a good idea when purchasing a home?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors strongly recommend that the majority of buyers arrange a house surveyor to carry out a survey. Many problems have a negative impact on a property, which include subsidence.

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The residence being purchased is on a brownfield site. Supposedly iron (Fe) topsoil contamination may be an issue.

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Measures are taken in all parts of Milton and the UK to identify and resolve soil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Milton, including local authorities.

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Do I need to make use of the lawyer used by our estate agent?

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Your Langford agent will push a solicitor. These referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as the agent may prefer to suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

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What do conveyancing searches refer to?

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Searches are an accepted collection of enquiries requested by the purchaser's solicitor with local and national organisations. These searches only relate to the legal condition of the property's title.

 
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