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Conveyancing in Houghton Regis Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

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.

A.

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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We are buying on a brownfield site. Is caesium (Cs) soil contamination likely?

A.

Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Houghton Regis, soil contamination is inescapable. Also considering issues such as ammonia and groundwater contaminants like oil, contaminants affecting Houghton Regis property will be factored into an environmental search.

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Which factors are important to ensure a fast conveyancing process?

A.

As is widely reported, a fast transaction is key is to use a proactive property lawyer. When selecting a property lawyer, consider these questions: Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? Do they order searches immediately?

Q.

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

A.

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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Should we opt for the conveyancing that works with by our estate agent in Alperton?

A.

Both agents and mortgage brokers will often endorse a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, it may be the case that the agent recommends whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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Which local authority looks after Houghton Regis?

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Houghton Regis is located in Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ, phone: 01582 546 000

Q.

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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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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