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Updated: 20/10/16

Langford information

The closest train station to Langford is Arlesey, about 2 miles away and the closest airport to Langford is Luton Airport (13 miles). Cambridge City Airport is 22 miles away.


Langford attractions


Edworth St George Churches Conservation Trust and The Shuttleworth Collection Aviation Museum are in Langford.

The nearest hospital is Biggleswade.


I need to find a discount conveyancing quote in Langford. What do we need to check for?


The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many homeowners paying out more than they anticipated in the end. Many firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing, however extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Additional charges listed in terms and conditions needs to be fair and reasonable. They be applicable if the lawyer is required to complete extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The conveyancing quote must also state any disbursements.


How can we determine stamp duty in Langford, and how much do we need to pay on a £863k residence?


Stamp Duty depends on the property's value. On a £863k home, stamp duty will be £34520.


Does the report on the property's title compiled by the Langford solicitor report back on the amount of council tax for a building before exchange of contracts?


A solicitor will consult with the appropriate Central Bedfordshire local authority to ask about the relevant council tax rates, which will then be added to the report on title. The correct rates for Langford are detailed online at the Central Bedfordshire local authority website. At the time of writing (06 July 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,098.00
  • Band B - £1,281.00
  • Band C - £1,464.00
  • Band D - £1,647.00
  • Band E - £2,012.00
  • Band F - £2,378.00
  • Band G - £2,744.00
  • Band H - £3,293.00


Which local authority looks after Langford?


Langford is located in Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ, Call: 0300 300 8000


For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £549,000 property, what can we do to speed up our conveyancing process?


As is widely reported, a fast transaction is the key to is to use a proactive property lawyer. There are numerous tasks you as the purchaser can do. These include:

  • requesting regular updates from your property lawyer and keep the pressure on
  • promptly answering your property lawyer's questions (by email if possible)
  • arranging your mortgage offer


Which particular search enquiries should a Langford conveyancer do when instructed on a Langford house?


The common legal protocol is to obtain these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally specific searches e.g. a Planning and local information.


As a result of the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 10-12 years we are concerned that environmental searches aren't thorough enough?


A competent Langford lawyer will suggest that you get in depth conveyancing searches if the initial search establishes a any kind of risk of flooding in Langford

It could be worth trying to get in touch with a local resident for that further insight.


What authority looks after for publishing the standard of the conservation areas in Langford?


Conservation areas are created by Central Bedfordshire who preside over the state of the area including things like neglected buildings, dormer windows and public spaces. Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled details on the state of conservation areas in addition to the trend of the area.