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Conveyancing in Houghton Regis Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

Commuting from Houghton Regis? ;

Houghton Regis is within 3m of the M1 junction entry 11 Northbound.

Houghton Regis's nearest airport is Luton Airport. Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 25 miles, Elstree Airport is 20 miles and Booker Airport is 24 miles away. Houghton Regis's closest station is Leagrave at 3 miles.

Luton & Dunstable is the closest hospital to Houghton Regis.

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What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £98,000 home? We are looking for affordable conveyancing.

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Various property lawyers promote so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra fees will be included in small print. Additional fees which are listed in terms of engagement needs to be reasonable and clear.

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Would you recommend that I get a chancel search? I am buying a home in Houghton Regis.

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In Houghton Regis, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise repairs to an old church building. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. Houghton Regis ecclesiastical properties which may give rise to chancel liability include All Saints and St Thomas Meeting House.

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How soon do I need to find a conveyancer?

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The straightforward answer is, the faster you instruct the better. Instructing your solicitor earlier for a sale means that prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.

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Is the High Speed Two line going to impact property in Alperton?

Yes. High Speed Two will affect numerous property in Alperton's local authority. After the announcement of the route, the mortgagability and value of some properties on the line has been affected.

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Myself and my partner are purchasing a residence in Houghton Regis, and need to know if there are any conservation areas.

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There are several conservation areas in or near Houghton Regis. Houghton Regis itself is named as a conservation area. Your conveyancing lawyer will be able to provide more details and address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area, regarding specific conservation areas in Houghton Regis.

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What scrutiny as respects the risk and history of a flood in the Bedfordshire area will my Houghton Regis property lawyer report back on for an Edwardian home we are intending to buy?

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The residential property solicitor makes an application for standard environmental searches that incorporate Houghton Regis flood risk information.

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Flood searches are based on past records but when one considers recent events for example the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 12 years are they in fact the ideal way t advise on sufficient information about the Houghton Regis flood risk area?

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The lawyer in Houghton Regis should also get property conveyancing searches if the standard searches determine a risk of flooding in Houghton Regis.

You could always contact a close neighbour to get additional local information.

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Of the major Houghton Regis lenders, who have joined your panel?

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Of lenders with branches around Houghton Regis, Homeward Legal work with many. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Houghton Regis include Phillips & Co, 5 Church La, Flitton, Bedford, MK45 5EL, L A Mortgage Services Ltd, 88 Hastings St, Luton, LU1 5BH, and Easy Mortgages, Hyde House/Station Rd, Flitwick, Bedford, MK45 1LA.