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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Bedford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/01/17

Buying a home in Bedford? Relevant local transport and services information

Luton Airport is 18 miles from Bedford. and the nearest train station to Bedford is Bedford St Johns.

Bedford North Wing is the closest hospital.

Q.

How do we find a cheap solicitor quote for buying a freehold home?

A.

Various solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional costs are frequently hidden in small print. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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How might sale conveyancing take so long?

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Conveyancing in Bedford could be lengthy even where there is no chain. The reasons can regrettably be out of the solicitors' hands. Homeward Legal work hard to reduce the burden of these delays by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible.

Q.

What length of time does it take my assigned lawyer to get through the conveyancing process for a terraced Thirties property in Bedford?

A.

The process can take anywhere from 3 weeks and twelve weeks dependent on various issues e.g. the efficiency of the vendor's property solicitor, or the speed of managing agents. Our property lawyers are focused on speed and communication completing the process as soon as realistically possible.

Q.

We are buying a property where the seller looks to have added ill-suited window frames to the property which we think might possibly conflict with Biddenham conservation area criteria.

The solicitor will always establish if the property is affected by a conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the appropriate permissions from the local planning authority.

Q.

Might my conveyancing fees introduce any hidden charges?

A.

Homeward Legal never charge any extra, hidden costs for any reason. Some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes. The final bill you receive may be much more.

Q.

Do we need to opt for the solicitors firm offered by my estate agent?

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The agent will be able to pressure a law firm to handle your conveyancing they refer a lot of work to, and can therefore to reduce delays in the conveyancing process. These referrals should be considered carefully, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

Q.

Does our conveyancer in Bedford tell me about the cost of council tax on a Band A townhouse before exchanging contracts?

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The conveyancer will liaise with the Bedford local council to ascertain the applicable council tax charges which should be detailed in the report on title.

Up-to-date charges for Bedford are tabled online at the Bedford council website. Currently, 31 January 2013, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,042.00
  • Band B - £1,216.00
  • Band C - £1,390.00
  • Band D - £1,564.00
  • Band E - £1,911.00
  • Band F - £2,259.00
  • Band G - £2,606.00
  • Band H - £3,127.00

Q.

Would the fixtures and fittings list things such as door handles?

A.

In general, fixtures are fixed items, such as kitchen units to the property, whereas fixtures are free-standing. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

 
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