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Conveyancing in Cranfield Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/04/18

Handy regional travel and services facts -

The closest station to Cranfield is Lidlington, around 3 miles away. Luton Airport is 16 miles from Cranfield. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 22 miles away.

Cranfield is approximately three miles off the M1 junction entry 13 Northbound.

Steppingley Flitwick is the nearest hospital.

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I need a low cost conveyancing estimate. What should be watch out for?

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Several property lawyers offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra charges may be added into the terms. Any fees listed in the terms should be reasonable and be applicable solely where the conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your Cranfield conveyancing quote should list the disbursements to be paid.Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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I have found plenty of publications all about DIY conveyancing such as House Buying, Selling and Conveyancing . Do I actually want to use a Cranfield conveyancer ?

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Technically there are no reasons why a seller cant go down that route and undertake the legal work yourself. However, a Cranfield property solicitor carries out a huge number of actions ranging from raising additional enquiries and checking that the contract package is in order which require training. Despite that solicitors practices always carry insurance to safeguard you in the event of any carelessness on the part of the solicitor.

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The property being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste like antimony (Sb)?

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The risks posed by soil contamination to Cranfield inhabitants are usually low. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Cranfield, including local authorities.

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How many weeks will it take for the conveyancer to finish all of the legal formalities on a maisonette in a property in Cranfield?

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Completion can take anywhere from around a month and twelve weeks depending on any number of factors e.g. the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the time taken getting replies to enquiries.

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Which body looks after for checking the status of neglect the conservation areas in Cranfield?

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English Heritage administer a list of the state of repair of conservation areas in England. Local Cranfield conservation areas are nominated by the local Central Bedfordshire planning authority, who administer conservation area concerns from including things like poorly maintained public spaces, addition of unsympathetic windows and upkeep of paths.

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Is an environmental search a fee or disbursement?

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Some conveyancers attempt to pass off additional costs as disbursements. It is not always clear whether a cost is a fee or disbursement, and if it should be included. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.

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How early should I speak to a solicitor to handle our purchase?

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If you choose a conveyancing solicitor with 'no move, no fee' protection, the earlier, the better. Prompt instruction of a firm to act for you on your Cranfield transaction for a purchase may mean that you will the details of your Cranfield solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found.

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We are planning to sell our freehold home at a residential property auction, does your solicitor panel have any fast solicitors in Cranfield ?

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Our firm have a proactive approach when completing the conveyance.

We always work with home moving lawyers that endeavour to communicate through every part of the property chain (line of buyers and sellers) . Moreover our carefully chosen panel of lawyers are actually chosen because they use state of the art conveyancing management and information technology systems to drive through the legal process swiftly.