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Conveyancing in Waterbeach Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

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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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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I plan to buy a restored chapel in the parish of Burwell St Mary. Will it be necessary to get a chancel search?

Whichever Waterbeach parish you are buying in, a property solicitor might recommend a chancel search. Although some parish councils have decided to impose chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will remain liability-free for new owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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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

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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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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 would my conveyancing searches in Waterbeach be?

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The cost of conveyancing searches for a Waterbeach property varies somewhat, depending on the searches required by your lender. They are charged at cost.

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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.

 
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