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Conveyancing in Waterbeach Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/01/18

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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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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At what point is it appropriate to speak to a conveyancing solicitor?

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Whether you are buying or selling in Waterbeach, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as there are various tasks that can begin immediately. Instructing a firm to handle your Waterbeach conveyancing early for a sale means

that information, especially from slow third-parties, can be requested even prior to accepting an offer, whereas if you are buying you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer.

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I am purchasing with Barnsley Building Society - is there anything I need to know?

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Until recently, most solicitors could act for the majority lenders. A small number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. We, however, are able to act on behalf of the vast majority of mortgage lenders, ensuring that an additional solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.

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Are there many conservation areas in Waterbeach?

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With over 9,000 listed areas in England, the local areas in or near Waterbeach include numerous conservation areas. The advantages of these restrictions include an increase in local property values, but they can result in the buyer inheriting liability of unauthorised changes. Your property solicitor will be able to advise further.

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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 particular search enquiries will the conveyancing solicitor in Waterbeach conduct when carrying out the conveyancing for a Waterbeach home?

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The standard procedure will be to obtain Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches such as Commons Registration Search.