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Conveyancing in Langford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/01/18

Langford information

The closest train station to Langford is Arlesey, about 2 miles away and the closest airport to Langford is Luton Airport (13 miles). Cambridge City Airport is 22 miles away.

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Langford attractions

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Edworth St George Churches Conservation Trust and The Shuttleworth Collection Aviation Museum are in Langford.

The nearest hospital is Biggleswade.

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I need to find a discount conveyancing quote in Langford. What do we need to check for?

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The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many homeowners paying out more than they anticipated in the end. Many firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing, however extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Additional charges listed in terms and conditions needs to be fair and reasonable. They be applicable if the lawyer is required to complete extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The conveyancing quote must also state any disbursements.

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How many mortgage lenders in Langford do you work with?

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Of lenders with offices near Langford, we alongside most. Langford lenders and mortgage specialists include Elegant Finance, 11 Hardwick Rd, Bedford, MK42 9LF, Mortgage Store, 2 Church Street, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2EH, and Lifestyle Financial Management, 2 Turnpike Ct, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, MK17 8UA.

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Is it wise to bypass paying stamp duty tax?

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Homeward Legal strongly advise against any stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

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Which particular search enquiries should a Langford conveyancer do when instructed on a Langford house?

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The common legal protocol is to obtain these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally specific searches e.g. a Planning and local information.

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What can a Langford property lawyer advise if the flat is located in a Central Bedfordshire conservation area which has out of place artificial stone cladding fitted?

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Central Bedfordshire local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by a solicitor during the legal process should determine whether the Langford property a conservation area proof of the appropriate permissions for modifications will be asked for.

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What causes the conveyancing process to have so many delays? We had several delays with our previous solicitor.

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Conveyancing could be delayed. Homeward Legal know how distracting such delays can be and strive to minimise the effect of these delays where feasible to do so. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as a slow firm acting for the lender.

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If we are buying in Langford, do I need to get a chancel search?

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The outcome of a landmark case 10 years ago confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Langford properties is likely to exist. Church lands in Langford where a chancel search may be necessary include St Andrew's,, St Bartholomew, St Giles and St Mary.

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As a result of the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 10-12 years we are concerned that environmental searches aren't thorough enough?

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A competent Langford lawyer will suggest that you get in depth conveyancing searches if the initial search establishes a any kind of risk of flooding in Langford

It could be worth trying to get in touch with a local resident for that further insight.