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Conveyancing in Dunstable Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Helpful local Dunstable public service information -

Dunstable is approximately a couple of miles of junction entry 11 Southbound of the M1.

The nearest airport to Dunstable is Luton Airport. Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 24 miles, Elstree Airport is 19 miles and Booker Airport is 23 miles away. The nearest train station to Dunstable is Leagrave.

Luton & Dunstable is the closest hospital for Dunstable.


Are additional fees applied? We need discount conveyancing.


Numerous solicitors promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. A conveyancing quote should, in addition, define any disbursements to be paid.Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.


The owner has added inappropriate satellite dishes to the maisonette which we think might possibly break the Rothwell conservation area rules.


Your instructed conveyancing solicitor will make enquiries to find out if the property is inside a conservation area and whether any modifications have required permission from the local council.Should no authority consents be produced the solicitor will inform you of the options such as purchasing an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective consent from Central Bedfordshire council.


What do we need to calculate Stamp Duty Land Tax, and what will it be on a £879000 Dunstable residence?


Stamp Duty is calculated based on the house's value. On a £879000 house, stamp duty will be £35160.*

*Accurate as of 01/02/2013


Which local authority is responsible for Dunstable?

Dunstable is located in Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ, Tel: 0300 300 8000


We have found abundant useful guidebooks giving details on by passing the solicitor for example Bradshaw's Guide to Diy House Buying Selling and Conveyancing . Do we have to use conveyancing solicitor in Dunstable ?


There is absolutely no argument why you should not carry out the conveyancing without the help of Dunstable property solicitor.

That said, a conveyancing solicitor carries out a large number of jobs such as drafting contracts or locating planning docs some of which need adequate training. More importantly amateur lawyers take huge risks in operating without applicable insurance that legal practices must get.


The residence being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. Can the soil still be contaminated?


There are laws in place in order to manage topsoil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contaminants like organic compounds and acidic compounds, will be included in an environmental search.


I am interested in purchasing in Dunstable. Are there any areas of conservation?


With 9000 conservation areas throughout England, the streets and neighbourhoods in or near Dunstable will include a number of areas of architectural or historic interest registered as protected. Dunstable itself is named as a conservation area. Your solicitor will be able to provide more details.


Unexpected circumstances dictate that we really need to complete on the legal work on our co-owned freehold flat in a very limited time, do you any auction specialist fast home moving solicitors in Dunstable ?


Our lawyers always take an extremely speed focused approach to concluding the conveyancing to suit a clients time frame. We always work with conveyancing solicitors that always communicate to the whole home buyer and seller chain . Moreover our conveyancing solicitors are actually chosen because they always employ expensive fast response technology to push through your house move in minimum time.