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Conveyancing in Kempston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

Commuting to the area? ;

The closest train station to Kempston is Bedford. The nearest airport to Kempston is Luton Airport.

Bedford South Wing is the closest hospital for Kempston.

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How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in Kempston for a £151k property?

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Various firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing, however additional charges may inflate your final invoice. Any additional charges found in the small print should be fair and clearly defined. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on the quote

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I am buying a £991000 home in Kempston, how is stamp duty calculated?

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The Stamp Duty owed is calculated based on the purchase price of the property. On a £991000 residential property in Kempston, stamp duty will be £39640 (source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, 12/03/2013).

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How much does my conveyancing searches in Kempston cost?

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The cost of conveyancing searches can vary noticeably. Other informative searches include a brine search.

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Which factors can contaminate land in Kempston?

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A broad range of contaminants caused by environmental factors has the potential to affect Kempston property, such as military land. An environmental search should offer more information.

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Bookshops have plenty of helpful publications about by passing the solicitor such as Buy, Sell & Move House: A Complete Guide to Navigating the Property Market by Kate Faulkner. In which case, do I need to spend money on a property lawyer in Kempston ?

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Should you want to try, you can conceivably undertake the legal process without having a specialist solicitor in Kempston. That said, a property solicitor is in charge of a large array of assignments e.g. chasing retention releases or ensuring the seller is the rightful owner some of which require training. Fundamentally amateur lawyers will be working without the correct insurance which legal practices are required to carry.

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Is a building survey sensible when purchasing a property?

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It is advised that the majority of purchasers in Kempston book a home surveyor if you are planning to buy in Kempston. It is a fact that there are many issues that can negatively affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address, which include unsafe chimney circulation.

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Which local authority looks after Kempston?

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Kempston is located in Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK40 1SJ, Call: 01234 267 422

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Do you need to get a chancel search if we are purchasing a Kempston flat near a 1600s glebe?

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In Kempston, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of maintenance of older church buildings. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Ecclesiastical properties in the area include All Saints and Church of the Transfiguration.