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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 Cranfield Q & A's

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Updated: 18/01/17

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.


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


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.


Will you need a chancel search? I am buying a property in Cranfield.


The Law Lords decision in a landmark case 10 years ago confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Some names or words such as 'glebe' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Cranfield churches where a chancel search may be appropriate include St Peter & St Paul.


Will a report on title prepared by the conveyancer in Cranfield include details of the cost of council tax on a Band F house prior to exchange of contracts?


A conveyancer will contact the governing Central Bedfordshire local authority to find out the up to date council tax rates, which will then be written in the report on title. Council tax charges for homes in Cranfield are tabled online at the Central Bedfordshire council website. At the time of writing (03 September 2012) 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


Will it be necessary to get a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Houghton Regis?


Your solicitor should confirm that a chancel search is ordered, irrespective of the parish in which the property being purchased is found. Through some church councils have exercised their right to impose chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, there is no way to be certain that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will continue to be free from liability. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.


Will the costs for my conveyancing incorporate any extra costs?


Homeward Legal's solicitors do not hide any additional costs. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, meaning that your final bill could be much higher.


For fast conveyancing to buy a £630,000 property, what should we do?


Importantly, instructing a communicative conveyancer is key a fast conveyancing transaction. Consider the following:

  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?


What will a Cranfield property solicitor recommend if the property is within a conservation area in Central Bedfordshire planning authority that may have unauthorised new windows installed?


The local authority searches conducted by a solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should find out if the property is inside a conservation area and evidence of the appropriate permissions for modifications will be requested.


Which particular search enquiries should my conveyancing solicitor in Cranfield conduct when instructed on a Cranfield house?


The regular procedure will be to get Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental as well as any less common searches, which may include a HS2 Search.