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Conveyancing in Waterbeach Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/04/18

Waterbeach's closest station is Waterbeach at 1 mile s. The closest airport to Waterbeach is Cambridge City Airport (4 miles).

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Noted Waterbeach interest

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Impington Cambs Windmill, Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum English Heritage and Milton Country Park are in Waterbeach.

The nearest hospital is Impington, Cambridge Lea.

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How do I get low cost conveyancing?

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Both high-street and online conveyancers purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should also be included on a quote Any charges found in the terms should be fair. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Will I need a chancel search? We are buying a property close by parsonage grounds in Waterbeach.

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The Law Lords decision in a landmark case 10 years ago reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must contribute towards church repairs. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Waterbeach Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Waterbeach ecclesiastical properties include St John the Evangelist.

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What can affect land in Waterbeach, and will they be properly investigated?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by factors caused by man and by nature may impair Waterbeach property, like environmental radon sources and shallow mining. An environmental search will give more detail.

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Is Waterbeach soil possibly contaminated by titanium (Ti)?

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Most top soils in Waterbeach have some degree of contamination, from industrial or agricultural. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as perchlorate and groundwater contamination.

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Doing ones own conveyancing without the assistance of a Waterbeach lawyer is becoming possible as a buyer and seller of a house , but would it be a good idea ?

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There are no reasons at all why a seller shouldn't complete the legal process yourself. That said, a conveyancing solicitor takes care of a significant number of actions including approving contract and dealing with requisition on os1 many of which need experience. Nonetheless legal firms are obligated to be in possession of suitable insurance to protect you from any professional losses you encounter.

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We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how can we aim for fast conveyancing?

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Experienced buyers will tell you that contacting a proactive, diligent solicitor is key fast Waterbeach conveyancing. There are a number of tasks you can also do to speed up the process. These include:

  • getting your mortgage offer in place
  • keeping in regular contact with the solicitor
  • quickly answering your solicitor's questions

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What will the council tax cost on a Forties Band H flat in Waterbeach?

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The council tax band should in most cases be set out within the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the local authority.

The latest tax charges for homes in Waterbeach are listed at the South Cambridgeshire council website. At the time of authoring, 21 June 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £996.00
  • Band B - £1,162.00
  • Band C - £1,328.00
  • Band D - £1,494.00
  • Band E - £1,826.00
  • Band F - £2,159.00
  • Band G - £2,491.00
  • Band H - £2,989.00

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Which local authority is responsible for Waterbeach?

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Waterbeach is located in Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER, Tel: 01799 510 510