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Conveyancing in Great Barford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/17

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.

Q.

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.

Q.

Will a report on title prepared by the professional conveyancing solicitor in Great Barford provide details about the applicable rates of the council tax for a Band E building before completion?

A.

A conveyancer will contact the appropriate Central Bedfordshire local council to ascertain the latest council tax band and rates, which will then be included in the title report. Council tax charges for residents of Great Barford are set out online at the Central Bedfordshire council site. At the time of authoring (17 February 2013) the rates 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

Q.

The property seller has added new windows on the flat which we think may exclude the Station Approach conservation area guidelines.

A.

Central Bedfordshire local authority searches carried out by the solicitor during the conveyancing process will ascertain if the Great Barford property a conservation area and any evidence of council approval for additions to the property will be requested.

Q.

How long should it take my assigned lawyer to exchange contracts the conveyancing process for a terraced sixties building we are purchasing?

A.

It can take anywhere between 3 weeks and 3 months based on a number of factors e.g. the efficiency of the seller's property lawyer, or the completeness of the management information.

Q.

What searches will my conveyancing solicitor in Great Barford do for a Great Barford house?

A.

The conventional legal procedure is to obtain Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches for instance Contaminated Land.

Q.

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

A.

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

Q.

Do homewardlegal.co.uk look after the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Great Barford?

A.

Our property lawyers do frequently handle the legal work for buyers at auction. We usually tell buyers to appoint a suitable conveyancing firm prior to the day of the auction for a detailed review.

Post auction the lawyer is thoroughly focused on finishing the transaction within 4 weeks as required by the conditions of sale.

Q.

Should we get a chancel search if we are intending to purchase in the parish of Eaton Bray?

A.

The property lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the building being purchased is located. Chancel repair can be imposed on the owners of a building where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

 
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