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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 Bedfordshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 07/12/16

Are you moving into a residential property in Bedfordshire? Practical local transport and public service details:

The nearest train station to Bedfordshire is Bedford St Johns, almost a mile away. The closest airport to Bedfordshire is Luton Airport (18 miles).

Bedford North Wing is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do we find a cheap solicitor to buy a house?

A.

This affects many buyers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many property lawyers purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra charges may increase the final invoice. Any additional fees found in the small print needs to be fair and come into force only if the lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on any quote for conveyancing in BedfordshireHomeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

Will I need a building survey?

A.

We advise that you book a property surveyor to carry out a survey. A range concerns can negatively affect a property, for example rotten roof timbers, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

Q.

The property being bought is on a ex-industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

A.

Bedfordshire agriculture or industry can cause soil contamination. Also considering issues such as food-processing waste, contaminants affecting Bedfordshire property will be factored into an environmental search.

Q.

Will the title report prepared by the Bedfordshire property solicitor report back on the amount of the council tax on a Band A property before exchange of contracts?

A.

The lawyer will write to the appropriate council to find out the applicable council tax band and rates, which should subsequently be set out in the conveyancer's title report.

Council tax rates for Bedfordshire are listed at the Central Bedfordshire council site. At the time of writing on 06 February 2013 rates for all bands 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

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We have found a buyer and have a quote from you. Are there any extra costs?

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No. Homeward Legal will never charge any additional fees. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.

Q.

How much would fee for our conveyancing searches be?

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Bedfordshire conveyancing searches ranges in cost. Searches are charged at cost.

Q.

Myself and my partner are interested in purchasing a property in Bedfordshire. Can I verify if the property is in a conservation area?

A.

There are a number of areas of conservation near or within Bedfordshire. Luton Town Centre, Luton Plaiters Lea and Luton High Town Road are among the conservation areas in Bedfordshire. The advantages of these restrictions will include better maintained homes and gardens, but they adds to upkeep costs. Your solicitor will provide more details.

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Will my conveyancer in Bedfordshire apply for official or personal searches on my home purchase?

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The conveyancing solicitor will inform you regarding the ideal type of search, depending on issues like mortgage lender requirements. For personal searches, your property solicitor may look for a search agent like SearchEnergy Ltd, 29 Moss Lane, Elstow, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9YT Tel: 01234295183.

 
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