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Conveyancing in Ramsey Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Ramsey information:

The nearest station to Ramsey is Whittlesea and the closest airport to Ramsey is Cambridge City Airport.

Cromwell Huntingdon is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

How do I find a discount conveyancing estimate in Ramsey?

A.

The confusion over this point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in the small print. Excited buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Additional fees found in terms of engagement ought to be clearly defined. Your quote should also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

Do you recommend your solicitors to do the conveyancing for auction properties in Ramsey?

A.

Homeward Legal is used to working with bidders at auction. Frequently more complicated to convey lots are bought at property auctions which necessitate extended review prior to exchange. Solicitors therefore strongly recommend that buyers at auction appoint a qualified conveyancing lawyer well before the auction day for a full report of the lot.

After the auction day a prepared lawyer is able to concentrate on conclude the auction conveyancing process within a month, a normal requirement of conditions of sale.

Q.

Will you need to get a chancel search? I am purchasing close to an ecclesiastical parish in Ramsey.

A.

The judgement in Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must contribute towards church repairs. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Ramsey Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Church of England properties in the local area include St Michael, St Paul and St Thomas a Becket.

Q.

Does a conveyancer in Ramsey report on the risk and history of flooding in the Ramsey region?

A.

The conveyancer will conduct standard formal environmental searches that incorporate Ramsey historical flood risk data. Furthermore a property solicitor in Ramsey may recommend a more detailed local Ramsey area flood risk search.

Q.

For a residential property valued at £913000. How is SDLT calculated?

A.

The SDLT that will be due will depend on the value of the home. On a £913000 house or flat in Ramsey, stamp duty will be £36520.*

*(Source - www.gov.uk, 01/02/2013)

Q.

Could molybdenum contaminate land in Ramsey?

A.

Most top soils in Ramsey have some degree of contamination, from industry, agriculture and the natural environment . Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Ramsey, including local authorities.

Q.

What length of time may the conveyancing process often take, in your experience? I am buying in Ramsey.

A.

On average, the length of time required to transact property may vary, dependent on potentially many issues, for example, when 3rd parties fail to promptly answer queries. With our specialist solicitors, your transaction receives fast and efficient service.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Ramsey?

A.

Ramsey is located in Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, St Mary's Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TN Tel: 01480 388 388

 
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