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Conveyancing in Sawston Q & A's

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Updated: 20/04/18

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.

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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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Do you advise that I get searches for chancel liability? I am purchasing a Sawston flat conversion on the same road as parish grounds.

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Property owners near to nearby church property may be required to subsidise repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Terms used in a property's name, like 'vicarage', may indicate chancel liability. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Sawston Church of England properties where a chancel search may be necessary include Christ Church South Cambs and St Mary.

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

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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Should I be worried about gazumping?

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This arises when an offer is accepted but then rejected by the property seller, selecting instead a greater offer. The danger of gazumping is present in any transaction. You should instruct an efficient solicitor early to reduce the chance of gazumping.

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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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Are there any mortgage lenders with Sawston branches?

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Most lenders in Sawston are on our Sawston solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Cambridge Mortgage Line, 268 Milton Rd, Cambridge, CB4 1LQ, Mortgage Solutions Centre, 64 Church End, Cambridge, CB1 3LB, and Limetree Financial Services, Unit 2 Pioneer Court/Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9PT.

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Which local authority is responsible for Sawston?

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Sawston is located in Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER, Tel: 01799 510 510

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Which government body is responsible for safeguarding the standard of repair of the conservation areas in Sawston?

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English Heritage administer records about the state of repair of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability to standards slipping. Conservation areas in Sawston are set up by the local authority (South Cambridgeshire) who police everything from including things like billboards, the painting of houses and what can be developed.