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Conveyancing in Sandy Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Sandy key data:

Sandy train station is approximately a mile from Sandy. The closest airport to Sandy is Luton Airport. Cambridge City Airport is 21 mile away.

The nearest hospital is Biggleswade.

Q.

How do we get a discount conveyancing quote in Sandy?

A.

Both high-street and online law firms advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees may increase your final bill. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on your conveyancing quote based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

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Which local authority is responsible for Sandy?

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Sandy is located in Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ, contact: 0300 300 8000

Q.

How does the Sandy property solicitor report back on the risk of a flood in Sandy?

A.

An essential step in the legal due diligence procedure involves your conveyancing solicitor carrying out environmental searches that offer you certain details regarding Sandy area flood risk.

Q.

How is Sandy contaminated land investigated?

A.

Property in Sandy would be contaminated by several factors caused by man and by nature, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a specific plot of land could be affected by Sandy contaminants like a proximate telecommunications base station and proximity to landfill sites. Potton Landfill, Carthagena Road, Bedfordshire, SG19 2NQ, for example, may be a source of local contamination.

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What would the fee for my searches come to?

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Searches in Sandy ranges in cost, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and will not be included in a quote for solicitor's fees.

Q.

Unexpected financial circumstances dictate that we ideally need to exchange contracts on the conveyancing on our house very quickly, do you employ very fast Sandy solicitors ?

A.

Typically conveyancers are slow adding large amounts of stress to the house selling process.

By investing in the latest software systems . We provide you with clients a qualified lawyer prepared to communicate with the whole buyer and seller property chain such as local councils, for a quick sale.

Q.

Do I need to instruct the firm of solicitors referred by the local agent?

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It is not uncommon for estate agents to suggest one or more conveyancing firms. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, the agent may prefer to suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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Will a report on title compiled by the solicitor in Sandy advise on the rates of council tax for a townhouse before contracts are exchanged?

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Your conveyancer will speak to the Central Bedfordshire local council to discover the up to date council tax band and rates, which should be written in the conveyancer's title report. The latest council tax charges for properties in Sandy are set out in detail at the Central Bedfordshire council website. At the time of authoring on 11 October 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,098.00
  • Band B - £1,281.00
  • Band C - £1,464.00
  • Band D - £1,647.00
  • Band E - £2,012.00
  • Band F - £2,378.00
  • Band G - £2,744.00
  • Band H - £3,293.00

 
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