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Conveyancing in Yaxley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/01/18

Yaxley is close at nearby at 1.4 miles of junction entry 16 Northbound of the A1M.

Peterborough station is about 4 miles from Yaxley. The closest airport to Yaxley is Cambridge City Airport.

Peterborough District is a nearby hospital.

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How do we find affordable conveyancing?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers and sellers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many solicitors purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs are frequently hidden in small print. The conveyancing quote should state applicable disbursements.Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Which body keeps records for safeguarding the status of neglect conservation areas in Yaxley?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list of the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability to a decline in standards. Local conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Peterborough) who are responsible for the state of the area including things like modern telephone boxes, extensions and building materials used.

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What will a Yaxley property lawyer advise if the maisonette I am buying is inside a Peterborough conservation area which has unsuitable PVC windows installed?

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Peterborough planning authority LLC1 searches conducted by your Yaxley conveyancing solicitor will establish whether the Yaxley property a designated conservation area proof of planning authority consent for modifications will be supplied. If no necessary permissions be supplied the solicitor will give you professional advice on the options such as seeking cover from an indemnity insurance or getting retrospective consent from Peterborough local authority.

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For a fast completion to buy a £ 825,000 house, what should we do?

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Finding a proactive and experienced conveyancer is the key to fast conveyancing. There are a range of tasks you as the buyer can also do. These include:

  • ordering a property survey early in the transaction
  • requesting status updates from the conveyancer regularly
  • promptly completing and return any forms

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Sixties mid-terrace home in Yaxley?

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More often than not the conveyancer's title report should provide the appropriate Peterborough council tax band. The latest tax charges for properties in Yaxley are listed at the Peterborough local authority website. On (03 February 2013) band rates are:

  • Band A - £913.00
  • Band B - £1,065.00
  • Band C - £1,217.00
  • Band D - £1,369.00
  • Band E - £1,673.00
  • Band F - £1,978.00
  • Band G - £2,282.00
  • Band H - £2,738.00

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As a result of the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920 we are worried that environmental searches aren't detailed enough?

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A qualified conveyancing solicitor in Yaxley should always get additional rigorous conveyancing searches (environmental) from Landmark if the first searches identifies a local Yaxley flood risk.

You could also try to also speak to a neighbour or local resident for additional more peace of mind.

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Which local authority is responsible for Yaxley?

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Yaxley is located in Peterborough City Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1PJ, contact: 01733 747 474

Q.

My lender is The Mortgage Works - what will I need to check?

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In some cases, lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. Homeward Legal can act for many lenders so that you will not be required to pay the lender's legal fees.