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Conveyancing in Sawston Q & A's

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Updated: 27/04/17

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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What does a Sawston property solicitor advise if the property is in a conservation area in South Cambridgeshire local authority which has unbecoming satellite dishes fitted to it?

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Local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by a solicitor in the process of the conveyancing will check if the property is in a conservation area proof of formal approval for additions to the property will be asked for. If no appropriate permissions be available your solicitor will give you professional advice on the options for example seeking cover from an indemnity policy or requesting retrospective consent from South Cambridgeshire local authority.

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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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What sort of local environmental searches regarding the risk of a flood in the Cambridgeshire region will a conveyancing solicitor in Sawston carry out?

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A necessary step in the conveyancing process of buying a property involves the conveyancer carrying out property conveyancing searches that offer you information with regard to Sawston flood risk area.

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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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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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My estate agent has put forward the lawyer. Should I instruct them?

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The agent will often suggest a conveyancer. Such referrals must be carefully considered, as some agents choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most appropriate choice.

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I am bidding at a property auction and would like ensure a fast conveyancing transaction, what do we need to aim for?

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Contacting a proactive and experienced conveyancer is crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction. When choosing a conveyancer, consider these questions: Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction. Was there a delay delivering a quote?

 
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