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Conveyancing in Somersham Q & A's

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Updated: 17/07/17

Cambridge City Airport is 14 miles from Somersham. The nearest station to Somersham is Huntingdon, almost 9 miles away.

Cromwell Huntingdon is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do I get the best rates for conveyancing for a 293,000 property?

A.

Numerous conveyancers claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement that unknowing home owners have not reviewed Any extra charges found in terms of engagement should be reasonable and clear and come into force only if the solicitor must perform additional tasks for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

Q.

What does my conveyancing searches on average cost?

A.

Conveyancing searches ranges in cost, depending on the searches required. Your solicitor will usually advise a pack including a mining search and a drainage search.

Q.

In relation to the worrying amount of flooding in the UK in April 2012, we are questioning if conveyancing and environmental searches won't be detailed enough?

A.

A thorough Somersham property solicitor will advise you to carry out detailed flood risk searches (Landmark database search) if the environmental searches spots a significant risk the local Somersham flood risk

You could also try to contact a neighbour of the property for additional local history.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Somersham?

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Somersham is located in East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE, contact: 01353 665 557

Q.

Fixtures and fittings include what?

A.

In general, fixtures are fixed items, such as fixed towel rail to walls, floors or ceilings securely and fixtures can be more easily removed. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

Q.

Barclays Bank is going to be our lender, what do I need to check?

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Recently, a number of lenders have limited the firms who can act for them. For house purchasers, this can result in significantly higher legal costs. Homeward Legal, though, can act for the majority of mortgage lenders so that you will not be required to pay your lender's conveyancing fees.

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How is stamp duty determined in Somersham, and what should it be on a £680000 home?

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The Stamp Duty due will depend on several factors, including the value of the house or flat, and whether it is in a 'disadvantaged area'. For a house or flat purchased for £680000, SDLT is £27200.*

*Accurate as of January 2013

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What actual conveyancing searches should my property solicitor in Somersham do when carrying out the conveyancing for a Somersham house?

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Standard conveyancing protocol is to get the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, and possibly area-specific searches e.g. a Cheshire Brine Search.

 
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