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Conveyancing in Kempston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

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 in Kempston. How can we verify if the property is in a conservation area?

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Areas deemed to be of historic or architectural significance, such as fishing villages, will be designated as conservation areas. These restrictions may impose liability on a buyer for unauthorised alterations made by previous owners, but the benefits will include confidence that property will retain its value.

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We have taken out a quote from you. Could I be charged any supplementary hidden fees?

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Regrettably, the practice of hiding extra costs in the 'small print' is quite common. Our solicitors do not charge any extra, hidden costs. Know that some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.

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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.

Q.

Which of the Kempston mortgage lender panels are your solicitors members of?

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Homeward Legal can work with the majority of lenders providing financing to Kempston purchasers. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Kempston include Elegant Finance, 11 Hardwick Rd, Bedford, MK42 9LF, Platina, 18 South Av, Elstow, Bedford, MK42 9YS, and Phillips & Co, 5 Church La, Flitton, Bedford, MK45 5EL.

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What individual property conveyancing searches should the conveyancer in Kempston carry out for a Kempston flat?

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Normal conveyancing procedure is to get these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and perhaps specific searches for example Planning Search.

Q.

In the next few we are looking to be moving out of our detached residence in Kempston into a new property in Flitwick . At what stage to book a home removal company?

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Most conveyancers will advocate that home sellers hold off organising removals until such time as contracts have exchanged because it is likely that the firm home moving date will not have been agreed. Local removals firms include Lund Conlon Removers & Storers Ltd, Wolseley Rd, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7EF on 01234 404411 or Cheap & Cheerful Everyday Needs, 4 Hillgrounds Rd, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 8QQ Phone: 07553 478738.

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Does our Kempston solicitor report back to me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band D apartment prior to completion?

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Your solicitor will write to the relevant council to enquire about the current council tax charges which will then be written in the report on title. Up-to-date rates for residents of Kempston are tabled on the Bedford local authority website. On, 07 July 2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,042.00
  • Band B - £1,216.00
  • Band C - £1,390.00
  • Band D - £1,564.00
  • Band E - £1,911.00
  • Band F - £2,259.00
  • Band G - £2,606.00
  • Band H - £3,127.00

 
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