What would my conveyancing searches cost?
Searches range in cost. Conveyancing searches are paid out to a 3rd party.
What type of checks regarding the risk and history of flooding at Cambridgeshire will a Swavesey conveyancing solicitor actually do on a residential house we are purchasing?
Your conveyancing lawyer will apply for formal property environmental searches that incorporate Swavesey flood risk area information.
Is contaminated land in Swavesey an issue?
Residential property in Swavesey will be contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors. Contaminants like limestone or gypsum quarrying will be reported on in environmental search results.
Who do I give the appliance warranties to if they are being left at the property I’m selling?
If you are leaving what is generally termed ‘white goods’ at the property you are selling, which are still in warranty, the documentation should be given to your solicitor so that any warranties can be given to the buyer’s solicitor as part of the contract.
Note that, should you be leaving any electrical (or other) items at the property, this should be made clear on the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) and agreed as early as possible between you and the buyers, particularly if you want financial recompense in so doing.
What precautions can I take to get out of paying for stamp duty in Swavesey?
We strongly advise against any form of stamp duty avoidance, because these schemes are expensive and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.
Myself and my partner are buying in Swavesey. Are there many areas of conservation?
With over 9,000 conservation areas throughout England, the areas near or within Swavesey will include several areas of historic or architectural significance recorded as protected. These restrictions create additional maintenance and repair responsibilities, but the benefits will include security that the surroundings are unlikely to change. Your conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise further.