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Look at Bigger Picture when Buying your Home

Typical English Houses in Cambridge UK

Typical English Houses in Cambridge UKThere are many factors that might influence your decision where to live.  The proximity (or otherwise!) of family, decent schools, the number of minutes’ walk to the best takeaway in town … or even a quick look at The Sunday Times Best Places to Live list.

If you’ve used the Sunday Times List, then it would have told you that Newnham in Cambridge, Hemingford Abbots and Saffron Walden are all in the list of the top places to live in the East of England.   For locals who know an area, deciding where to live isn’t a problem.  But what if you’re not local, or want some extra information?  Help is at hand.

There are search products on the market that can give information beyond that usually requested as part of the conveyancing process.  The products offer information about schools and even crime figures.  So, if you’re after a data overload when buying your new house, ask your conveyancer about area searches.

By Helen Murphy, Head of the Residential Conveyancing Team at Cambridge solicitors Barr Ellison.

Disclaimer: While we do all that is possible in terms of ensuring its accuracy, this blog contains general information only. Nothing in these pages constitutes legal advice. You need to consult a suitably qualified lawyer from the firm on any specific legal problem or matter.

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