We have a found a property to buy. How do we aim for a fast exchange and completion?
Key to fast conveyancing is to use a proactive solicitor. There are various jobs you could do to speed up the legal work, including, replying to your solicitor by phone, fax or email, confirming your mortgage offer and contacting your solicitor regularly.
I have read about the fact that last year was second wettest year since on record, I am wondering if flood risk searches aren't thorough enough?
Flood searches handled by the conveyancing solicitor in Biggleswade should also include a more detailed flood search if the risk is deemed significant.
If you are concerned you can approach a local resident or local Bedfordshire flood damage builder - e.g. Geoff Hill, 25 Boot Lane, Dunton, Biggleswade, SG18 8RP Tel: 01767 318977.
Which mortgage lender panels in Biggleswade are your solicitors on?
Of lenders with offices around Biggleswade, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Lifestyle Financial Management, 2 Turnpike Ct, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, MK17 8UA, Phillips & Co, 5 Church La, Flitton, Bedford, MK45 5EL, and Castle Mortgages, 5 Grove Pl, Bedford, MK40 3JJ. The solicitor handling your conveyancing transaction will be able to provide more information.
Which parts of Biggleswade are safeguarded by a conservation area?
There are several conservation areas in or near Biggleswade. Biggleswade itself is named as a conservation area. The benefits of such restrictions will include more aesthetically pleasant surroundings, but they adds to upkeep costs.
Will we need a chancel search if we are intending to purchase in the parish of Tingrith?
Whether you are buying a building in Biggleswade or elsewhere in the county, the solicitor instructed to handle the transaction is likely to recommend that a chancel search be taken out. Although some Parochial Church Councils have determined to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will remain liability-free for new owners.
We are buying a property where the seller looks to have added ill-suited dormer windows to the house which we think may exclude Greasborough Urban conservation area criteria.
A solicitor is required to find out if your new home is affected by a conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the required permissions from the local planning authority.
In the absence of any appropriate consents the solicitor will advise you of all options, which include seeking from Central Bedfordshire council or buying an indemnity policy.
Should I accept an offer on my home if I haven’t found one to buy?
From your prospective buyer’s standpoint, they are not going to want to wait around for you to find somewhere to move to necessarily, meaning that they might drop out of the process to look for a property that is more readily available. However, you might want to have the discussion with your estate agent as to the best way to manage this as part of the process of putting your house on the market.
It’s not always going to be easy for everyone in the chain to have everything lined up from mortgage offers, sale price agreements, solicitors, surveys and so on. Therefore, you can be honest and tell your prospective buyer that, while you’re accepting the price, you haven’t completed your part in the chain; if they are unhappy with this, your other option is to consider a short-term rental or moving in with friends temporarily to protect the sale.
With our experienced solicitors at low, fixed-fee quotes with 'No Completion, No Fee' protection, Homeward Legal is in the best position to look after your conveyancing. Call us now on 0800 038 6699 to get started.
What individual searches does my lawyer in Biggleswade carry out for a Biggleswade building?
The conventional conveyancing procedure will be to get these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and occasionally area-specific searches, like a Chancel Search.