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Conveyancing in Wisbech Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Wisbech area info

Peckover House & Garden National Trust West Walton St Mary Bell Tower Churches Conservation Trust and Parson Drove St John the Baptist Churches Conservation Trust are in the vicinity of Wisbech.

The nearest train station to Wisbech is March. The closest airport to Wisbech is Cambridge City Airport.

The neighbouring hospital for Wisbech is North Cambridgeshire Wisbech.

Q.

We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate in Wisbech. What do we need to check for?

A.

Many law firms offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions that homeowners often do not check. Costs which are listed in terms of engagement should be fair and reasonable. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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Doing ones own conveyancing without the support of a Wisbech conveyancing solicitor looks to be possible when selling a maisonette. Would it actually be realistic ?

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There is absolutely no argument why a home seller cant embark on the legal work without the help of a specialist Wisbech conveyancing solicitor.

That said, a property lawyer in Wisbech is in charge of a large number of roles from such as liaising with the insolvency office for k15 entries and notifying parties of completion most of which are better done by someone with adequate training. More importantly amateur lawyers might come a cropper appropriate professional indemnity insurance that all solicitors practices must be covered by.

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Which actual property does the conveyancing solicitor in Wisbech conduct when carrying out the conveyancing for a Wisbech building?

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Standard procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific local Wisbech searches, which may include a Planning report.

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Which local authority looks after Wisbech?

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Wisbech is located in Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 8NQ, Call: 01354 654 321

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We are buying a unique maisonette in a designated conservation area in Wisbech. How does one find details relating to the standard of upkeep?

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Conservation areas are created by the local authority (Fenland) who govern conservation area concerns from property boundaries to the prevention of advertising hoardings. English Heritage now maintain a detailed list on the condition of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability to deterioration or improvement.

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Will my assigned Wisbech lawyer tell me about the cost of the council tax for a Band B house before exchange of contracts?

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Your lawyer will write to the appropriate Fenland local council to ask about the current council tax charges which will subsequently be added to the report on title. Correct charges for properties in Wisbech are set out in detail on the Fenland local authority site. At the time of writing on 06 December 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,053.00
  • Band B - £1,229.00
  • Band C - £1,405.00
  • Band D - £1,580.00
  • Band E - £1,931.00
  • Band F - £2,283.00
  • Band G - £2,634.00
  • Band H - £3,160.00

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What can a Wisbech property lawyer do if the flat I want to buy is in a local authority conservation area and has unauthorised new windows installed?

A.

The local authority searches conducted by a solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should confirm whether the property is inside a conservation area and evidence of planning consent for alterations will be required.

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As a consequence of the serious flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am questioning whether environmental searches aren't sufficient?

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Environmental searches carried out by a Wisbech solicitor should include the more specialist Landmark flood search if the risk warrants it.

It may be prudent to get in touch with a local resident for additional further information or nearby Cambridgeshire flood repair expert, for example: M P & D Coleman, The Firs 14 Elm High Rd, Wisbech, PE13 2SJ Tel: 01945 465050.

 
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