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Conveyancing in Newmarket Q & A's

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Updated: 13/10/17

Newmarket and health information

Cambridge City Airport is 10 miles from Newmarket. The nearest station to Newmarket is Newmarket.

Newmarket is the nearest hospital.


We are looking for a cheap Newmarket solicitor to buy a new build house. What do we need to consider?


Various solicitors claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms that buyers often do not check. Your Newmarket conveyancing quote ought to list any disbursements.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.


What will our searches be?


With Homeward Legal, a client is expected to pay at most £249 for a standard bundle of searches.


How is contaminated land in Newmarket checked?


A wide range of contaminants has the potential to affect residential property in Newmarket . Contaminants including nearby electrical substations or coal mining will be detailed in an appropriate search. Kennett Hall Farm Estate, Dane Hill Road, Cambridgeshire, CB8 7QLcould be a local cause of land contamination in Newmarket.


In what ways can my Newmarket conveyancer advise me on the risk and history of local flooding at Newmarket?


An experienced conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches that will include Newmarket flood risk area information.


I f I read up on handling the legal work as a buyer of a flat. Is it a smart move to carry out the all of the legal work ourselves?

Technically there are no arguments at all why a seller cant adopt a DIY approach and handle the majority of the your own conveyancing unaided.

However, a conveyancing solicitor in Newmarket is familiar with a significant number of tasks such as approving contract or notifying all parties of exchange some of which require a qualified professional.

Additionaly legal firms are legally obligated to be in possession of sufficient indemnity insurance to protect you from any professional losses you encounter.


Flood searches are conveyancing protocol but when one considers recent events such as the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future are they the best way to verify enough about the ever changing Newmarket flood risk?


Property conveyancing searches conducted by a conveyancing solicitor in Newmarket will include the far more rigorous flood search if the risk warrants it.

If you are still nervous you can contact a local resident or local Suffolk flood damage builder such as: Total Decorating, 4 Studlands Business Centre/Studlands Pk Av, Newmarket, CB8 7SS Tel: 01638 666201.


What will the council tax cost for a Forties Band A maisonette in Newmarket?


Your council tax band should ordinarily be set out as part of the conveyancing report on title along with the local council Correct rates for homes in Newmarket are detailed at the East Cambridgeshire local authority site. At the time of writing on 16 September 2012 rates for all bands 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


What specific search enquiries does the Newmarket conveyancing solicitor carry out when carrying out the conveyancing for a Newmarket flat?


The common legal protocol is to get Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental and occasionally specific local searches, like a Anti Money Laundering Search.