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Conveyancing in Stilton Q & A's

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Updated: 23/04/17

Stilton is approximately 1/2m of junction entry 16 Southbound of the A1M.

Stilton's nearest train station is Peterborough at 6 miles. Stilton's closest airport is Cambridge City Airport.

Peterborough District is a nearby hospital for Stilton.

Q.

How do I find the best conveyancing rates for a 342,000 house?

A.

Many solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms. Any costs found in terms of engagement should be reasonable and clear. They only apply to matters if your conveyancer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Stilton?

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Stilton is located in Peterborough City Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1PJ, phone: 01733 747 474

Q.

What authority looks after for keeping order in the condition of repair of Stilton conservation areas?

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Local conservation areas are nominated by the local authority (Peterborough) who govern conservation area concerns from including things like neon signs, rear extensions and private spaces. Following a campaign, English Heritage maintain a detailed list on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in England as well as the vulnerability to getting worse.

Q.

If I am intending to purchase in the parish of Westley Waterless, should we get a chancel search?

A.

The lawyer could advise a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the residence being purchased is located. In Stilton's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the owners of a residence where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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How is contaminated land in Stilton investigated?

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Residential property in Stilton may be contaminated by a wide range of naturally-occurring factors, and an environmental search should reveal if a specific property could be affected by contaminants like nearby waste management facilities and overhead transmission lines.

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How might conveyancing for a sale require weeks?

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The conveyancing process could be held up for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the delays are beyond a solicitor's power, we, however, do our best to minimise the effect of these delays by chasing for prompt responses.

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Do conveyancing searches make a difference?

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These searches are a standardised set of enquiries ordered on behalf of the party intending to buy the property. Searches are strongly recommended, however they will only cover issues with the property's title.

Q.

How is stamp duty rates assessed, and what amount should we budget for a £339000 Stilton home?

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The rate of stamp duty that is payable is dependent on the house's value. For a house purchased for £339000, SDLT is £10170.

 
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