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Conveyancing in Sawston Q & A's

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Updated: 05/12/16

Sawston information:

Sawston is about 2m of the M11 junction entry 10 Northbound.

Sawston's closest station is Whittlesford. Sawston's nearest airport is Cambridge City Airport. Stansted Airport is 17 miles away.

Q.

Local points of interest in Sawston

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Fulbourn Cambs Windmill, Duxford St John Churches Conservation Trust and Magog Downs Haverhill Rd Country Park are in Sawston.

The closest hospital is Rosie Maternity Cambridge.

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How do we get the best conveyancing rates for a 770,000 house?

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Many buyers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many conveyancers offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional costs can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Applicable disbursements should also be included on any quote for conveyancing in SawstonOur online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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We are intending to buy a property in the parish of Rampton. Is a chancel search required?

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A lawyer could advise that a chancel search be taken out. In Sawston's much older areas, chancel repair can be imposed on owners of a home where parish councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.

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What will the council tax cost me for a Fifties Band H apartment in Sawston?

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The relevant council tax band will typically be detailed as part of the conveyancing report on title along with the local council

The correct rates for homes in Sawston are set out at the South Cambridgeshire local authority site. At the time of writing on 15 December 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £996.00
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  • Band B - £1,162.00
  • Band C - £1,328.00
  • Band D - £1,494.00
  • Band E - £1,826.00
  • Band F - £2,159.00
  • Band G - £2,491.00
  • Band H - £2,989.00

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I am selling our co-owned flat at a Sawston property auction, does your solicitor panel use any fast home moving solicitors in Sawston ?

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Often property lawyers are ponderous which usually adds even more anguish to the property legal process.

We have implemented new integrated systems . We also look after you with you a SRA solicitor incentivised to communicate by phone and email with the entire buyer and seller chain such as estate agents, to achieve a fast exchange.

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Which environmental factors will contaminate land in Sawston, and should they be an issue?

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Land may be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes and human activities, and factors like overhead transmission lines and infilled land will be reported on in environmental search results.

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What does 'fixtures and fittings' refer to?

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Mainly, fixtures are 'fixed' to walls and other surfaces and fixtures are free-standing items, like electric or gas fires. In order to avoid later issues, a fixtures and fittings form should be completed, clarifying to both parties what items will stay, and which will be removed.

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk set up to 28 day completions on the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Sawston?

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Indeed we are familiar with local and national auctions and frequently carry out work for sellers at auction. We tend to tell bidders to decide on a the conveyancing company prior to the date of the auction to allow adequate time for a full review of the legal papers.

Subsequently, immediately after the actual auction a lawyer should be geared up to finish the legal side of things within 28 days as conventionally required by the auction conditions.

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How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates measured in Sawston, and what will it be on a £654000 residence?

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Stamp Duty will depend on the valuation. It will be £26160 on a £654000 home.*

*Accurate January 2013

 
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