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Conveyancing in Shefford Q & A's

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Updated: 26/10/16

The closest airport to Shefford is Luton Airport (11 miles s). Cambridge City Airport is 25 miles away and Shefford's closest train station is Arlesey.

The most convenient hospital is Biggleswade.


How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? I need a discount conveyancing quote.


This affects many buyers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many conveyancers promote cheap conveyancing. However additional charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Any additional fees listed in the solicitor's terms should be clearly defined and only apply to matters if your solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


Could our property legal fees for our purchase in Shefford have any additional charges?


It is unfortunate that buyer should read the terms of their conveyancing quote careful to identify any hidden fees. Homeward Legal's solicitors never charge any hidden costs. You should be aware that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.


We are buying a property where the seller looks to have fitted windows to the flat which may conflict with Shefford conservation area rules.


A property solicitor is required to determine if the property is located within a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate permissions from the local planning authority.


In what ways does a lawyer in Shefford report on the risk of local flooding at Shefford?


A crucial part of the legal process involves your solicitor carrying out conveyancing and environmental searches that go in detail with regard

to Shefford flooding. Additionally your Shefford property lawyer will often propose a significantly more detailed flood search.


I am buying a property in a designated Shefford conservation area. Where can I find information about the state of upkeep?


English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created a detailed list on the state of conservation areas along with the exposure to deterioration or improvement.

Conservation areas are designated by the local Central Bedfordshire planning authority, who manage everything from paths to the policing of back illuminated signs.


Unfortunate personal circumstances dictate that we have to get going and complete on the legal work on our leasehold apartment very quickly, do Homeward Legal have any really fast Shefford conveyancers ?


Generally legal firms are far too slow creating further stress to the property moving process. Having invested in modern conveyancing management systems . We also give clients a CQS property lawyer practiced at communicate with all parties in the home buyer and seller chain like managing agent companies, to achieve a quick completion.


Will a report on the property's title prepared by the Shefford property solicitor advise us on the cost of council tax on a Band B house prior to contracts are exchanged?


The property lawyer will write to the governing Central Bedfordshire local authority to ascertain the latest council tax band and rates, which will then be included in the conveyancing report on title. The latest tax rates for residents of Shefford are published online at the Central Bedfordshire council website. At the time of authoring on 08 June 2012 the rates are:

  • 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


Can we defer paying out for stamp duty?


We strongly advise against any stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are highly expensive and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.