Which local authority is responsible for Bedford?
Bedford is located in Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK40 1SJ, contact: 01234 267 422
I would like to know which Bedford lenders your lawyers work with. Whose panels are you on?
The Homeward Legal group have worked closely with many lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Bedford, including McGirl's, 23 St. Cuthberts St, Bedford, MK40 3JG, Elegant Finance, 11 Hardwick Rd, Bedford, MK42 9LF, and Castle Mortgages, 5 Grove Pl, Bedford, MK40 3JJ.
Which factors will contaminate land in Bedford?
A range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors could lessen the value of land in Bedford, such as environmental radon sources. An environmental search will give more information. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Bromham Landfill, Lower Farm Road, Bedfordshire, MK41 6AA.
If I am purchasing in the parish of Bedford St Mary, will we need a chancel search?
Your property solicitor could advise that a chancel search be taken out. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to impose chancel repairs on owners of affected property, there is no guarantee that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not continue to be so. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.
If Bedford land is found to be contaminated, can the soil be remediated?
Remediation is possible is some cases, but it can be costly, local government is usually responsible. For more information, contact Bedford Turf Supplies, 8 Dane La, Wilstead, Bedford, MK45 3HT.
How might sale conveyancing take so long?
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.
How can I find if any of the protected Bedford conservation areas are in a deteriorating state?
A recent determination of the condition of Bedfords conservation areas is noted by English Heritage - the following details are currently listed at their site- Bedford is noted as very bad with low vulnerability and deteriorating condition.
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.