By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working together is the secret to an less stressful property transaction."
If you are selling or buying a home in Bedford, you should instruct a lawyer to look after the legal work for your move.
Our conveyancing team have a wealth of experience of conveyancing in Bedford and across Bedfordshire.Our pragmatic approach often means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors carry out all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed fee.
We do not charge you any conveyancing solicitors fees for buying and selling a home, if for any reason your Bedfordshire house move does not complete.
With local conveyancing expertise, our solicitors will guide you through every aspect of the legal process.
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If you are selling or buying a Bedford home, a lawyer must be instructed to look after the legal work for your move.
Our conveyancing team at Homeward Legal have a wealth of experience of conveyancing in Bedford and across Bedfordshire county. We are able to often complete in the shortest possible time because of our pragmatic approach.
Critical to accelerating the conveyancing process is appointing a proactive, diligent lawyer. When identifying an appropriate a lawyer, you should ask the following:
Quite a few firms say that they offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes' in their advertising, but there are often additional costs hiding in terms of engagement. These are frequently not picked up by sellers and buyers who are distracted with other aspects of their move, which means their final bill may go over their budget. Such extra charges need to be fair and clearly stated. At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs, and our quotes provide a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.
An experienced lawyer conducts standard property conveyancing searches that incorporate Bedford-based flood-risk information. A more thorough flood-risk search, for instance the Landmark search, may be suggested by a qualified Bedford conveyancer if in the event that the initial conveyancing searches reveal a flood risk. Local people living near the property you intend to buy might be able to provide further information from their experience to allay your concerns further.
Most conveyancers will recommend that home-vendors wait to organise the removals until the time of the formal exchange of contracts. Prior to this milestone, the firm moving date won’t have been agreed. Frequently, house removals firms add a cancellation penalty if you have to rearrange the date. And there might be a risk of putting the move in jeopardy if the movers can’t fit you in. Around Bedford, you could try:
The Homeward Legal group have worked closely with many lenders, who are approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Bedford, including:
Conveyancing can be a frustratingly slow process, with the time needed to complete everything being, on average, between one and three months. The length of time is dictated by several issues which may affect the smoothness of the transaction (e.g. if a third party is slow to respond, or someone in the chain is waiting to confirm a mortgage application). With the experienced solicitors at Homeward Legal, every purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service, using solicitors who are highly proactive. We aim to complete the conveyancing work within six weeks. Use the quote calculator or give Homeward Legal’s conveyancing team a call on 0800 038 6699 to get a fixed-fee quote.
When you instruct your conveyancing solicitor, they will initiate a set of standard searches. The environmental search includes the assessment of the risk of flooding at your Bedford house. If the flood risk is deemed significant enough, a more in-depth search at Landmark will be requested. Property purchasers sometimes speak to a future neighbour for added assurance if they are still concerned about the level of risk.
Homeward Legal highly recommend that you book a house surveyor if you are planning to buy in Bedford or indeed anywhere else in the country. There are a range of structural defects that can affect a property, for example corrosion of pipework, loose roof-tiles or broken chimneywork, and issues such as these will not be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.