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Conveyancing in Great Barford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 30/11/16

Living in the area? ;

Great Barford's nearest airport is Luton Airport. Cambridge City Airport is 23 miles away. The closest station to Great Barford is Sandy.

The most convenient hospital is Bedford North Wing.

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How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Great Barford?

A.

This affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many solicitors promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional costs may pad the solicitor's invoice. Any disbursements ought to be listed on your conveyancing quote Additional fees listed in the terms should be fair and clearly defined.

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Do we need to choose the property solicitor referred by the local agent?

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Your agent will often endorse a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, an agent may select the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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When should you find a conveyancer to handle our transaction?

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Simply, as soon as possible, as there are several tasks which may be carried out immediately. Early instruction of a firm for a purchase enables you will the details of your Great Barford solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process.

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How can my Great Barford property solicitor report on the potential risk of flooding in the Great Barford area?

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An important part of the legal due diligence procedure involves a conveyancing solicitor making an application for property environmental searches that provide you with specific information about the potential the local Great Barford flood risk. A significantly more detailed conveyancing search, for instance the Landmark search, will often be suggested by the solicitor in Great Barford if the results of the initial searches show a flood risk.

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What authority is obliged for overseeing the condition of the conservation areas in Great Barford?

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English Heritage, a government body, have created records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas. Local Great Barford conservation areas are designated by the local Central Bedfordshire planning authority, who are responsible for the state of the area including things like billboards, addition of hard standings to front and what can be demolished.

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We are buying in Great Barford on a new-build brownfield land. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like selenium (Se)?

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Great Barford industry, agriculture and the natural environment can cause soil contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including herbicides.

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Doing your own conveyancing without the support of a Great Barford conveyancing solicitor appears to be becoming possible as a buyer and seller of a home , but would it be actually be imprudent ?

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On paper there is absolutely no argument at all why a seller should not handle the conveyancing on your own. However, a Great Barford property solicitor handles a long list of activities e.g. chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and checking replies to additional enquiries most of which really need experience. Nonetheless solicitors practices are compelled to have sufficient indemnity cover in order to protect you in the event of negligence.

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I am on a tight deadline, and would like get fast conveyancing, how could we speed up the process?

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Contacting a proactive and experienced solicitor is the key to fast Great Barford conveyancing. That said, there are a number of tasks you can do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • calling or emailing the solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • completing all forms as soon as possible
  • arranging any finances require to complete the purchase

 
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