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Conveyancing in St Neots Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

St Neots's closest airport is Cambridge City Airport. Luton Airport is 25 miles and away and St Neots station is about a mile from St Neots.

The closest hospital for St Neots is Priory Grange Independent Eynesbury.

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Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £140k property? We need to find discount conveyancing.

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The lack of clarity surrounding this matter catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers promote cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional fees are often hiding in the terms that unknowing buyers and sellers have not reviewed The quote should also state applicable disbursements.Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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I've had a quote from you. Will we be charged any extra fees?

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No. Homeward Legal do not charge any hidden charges regardless of circumstances.

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Which environmental factors can contaminate land in St Neots. Will they be properly investigated?

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Residential property will be contaminated by several natural causes and human activities. Contaminants including shallow mining will be considered as part of the environmental searches. Eltisley Landfill, Land Off B1040 (st Ives Road), Cambridgeshire, PE19 6TW is one such potential source of local contamination.

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Bookshops have a number of guidebooks about doing your own legal work e.g. Conveyancing Forms and Procedures . Do we need to instruct a St Neots lawyer ?

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There is absolutely no argument why a home seller cannot decide to take care of the legal and technical work without a proficient lawyer in St Neots.

The truth is however that a conveyancer in St Neots typically handles a large array of activities including raising additional enquiries or applying for searches many of which are more safely handled with appropriate a qualified professional. More importantly DIY lawyers are taking risks without the appropriate professional indemnity insurance which practicing solicitors practices are obligated to possess.

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Which local authority is responsible for St Neots?

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St Neots is located in Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, St Mary's Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TN, Tel: 01480 388 388

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We are buying in St Neots. Can I verify if the property is in a conservation area?

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With 9300 conservation areas throughout England, the local areas around St Neots include a number of areas of architectural or historic interest designated as protected. A solicitor will discuss the relevant responsibilities and be able to provide more details.

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Paragon Mortgages will be our lender - is there anything we need to be aware of?

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Purchasers should consider that some lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel, resulting in increased legal costs for buyers in cases where the preferred solicitor cannot act for their lender, and another must also be instructed. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of all large UK mortgage lenders.

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We are on a tight deadline and need organise a fast purchase, what can we do to accelerate the transaction?

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As is often argued, a fast completion is crucial to is to use a proactive, diligent conveyancing solicitor. Consider the following:

  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?

 
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