By Frances Traynor
19th April 2018
"Working together is the key to a faster completion."
If you want to buy or sell your home, then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of conveyancing experience in Leighton Buzzard and around Bedfordshire. With our proactive, speed-focused methods, it means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our solicitors perform all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed cost of conveyancing.
We do not charge you any conveyancing fees, if for any reason your Bedfordshire house move does not complete.
With local Leighton Buzzard conveyancing expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you through every aspect of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Leighton Buzzard is served by the M1, A5, A505 and A4146. By rail: The nearest train station is Leighton Buzzard. By air: Leighton Buzzard is closest to the following airports: London Luton Airport (17 miles), Wycombe Air Park (28), Elstree Aerodrome (30), Northolt Jet Centre (37), London Heathrow Airport (38), and London Oxford Airport (40).
Hospital: Luton and Dunstable, Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ. Council: Central Bedfordshire (www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk).
Attractions: Leighton Buzzard Market, Pitstone Windmill, Ascott House, Leighton Buzzard Railway, and Rushmere Country Park.Q.
No. We will not charge any additional fees as we operate a fixed-fee system matched with our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee. Be aware that some solicitors do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Your lawyer could advise that a chancel search be ordered, regardless of the parish in which the house you’re buying is located. Chancel repair dues can be collected on owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so. For property in the parish of Stony Stratford West, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide. Your solicitor can advise regarding liability and whether suitable indemnity insurance might be appropriate.Q.
Your property lawyer will liaise with the Central Bedfordshire council to establish the current council tax banding and charges for your property purchase, which will subsequently be detailed in the conveyancer's title report. The latest tax charges for residents of Leighton Buzzard are published online at the Central Bedfordshire council site (a link for the homepage appears in the public information section at the head of these FAQs). For the 2017/2018 tax year, the rates for the Hockley region of Leighton Buzzard were:
Retrieved on 28 March 2017Q.
If you really want to do your own conveyancing, there is no legal impediment why you shouldn’t do so. That being said, though, a conveyancing solicitor in Leighton Buzzard looks after a significant number of tasks (e.g. chasing outstanding papers, checking land titles, or handling retentions), many of which really need a qualified professional. Note also that your inexperience will inevitably incur a number of delays which might put your whole transaction in jeopardy. And you won’t have the personal indemnity insurance that all legal firms and solicitors are required to carry. Call Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs and to receive your free, fixed-fee quote.Q.
The key to speeding up the conveyancing process is to employ a proactive, diligent and communicative solicitor, like the ones we have on our panels at Homeward Legal. There are also several tasks that you as the buyer can do to get moving sooner. These include:
The cost of conveyancing searches on a Leighton Buzzard house will vary significantly, depending on the searches required and the depth to which they are taken. In Leighton Buzzard, the standard bundle of searches include a mining search and a drainage search, but your mortgage-lender might request additional searches to satisfy the terms of lending you the money. At Homeward Legal, your solicitor will always keep you apprised of these disbursements as they come up so that you will always know how much your legal bill be.Q.
Buyers in Leighton Buzzard should be aware that some lenders have decided to limit the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal will act for most mortgage providers, approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. This means that we can act on their behalf so that the mortgage-lender doesn’t pass on the legal bill to youQ.
If you choose a solicitor referred in this way, you may have the advantage of the estate agent being able to exert pressure on the lawyer to wrap up the process far more quickly. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, there is a risk that the agent may suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, and not the law firm with the best reputation or that has your best interests at heart. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Completion, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Primarily, contacting a proactive property lawyer is key fast conveyancing. When finding a suitable a property lawyer, consider these points: Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? How soon will they order searches? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?Q.
If you choose a solicitor referred through this route, you may have the advantage of the agent being able to exert pressure on a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, there is a risk that the agent may suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the law firm with the best reputation.Q.
Buyers in Leighton Buzzard should be aware that some lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal will act for most mortgage lenders.Q.
The cost of conveyancing searches on a Leighton Buzzard house varies significantly, depending on the searches required. In Leighton Buzzard, the standard bundle of searches included a mining search and a drainage search.Q.
Your property lawyer will liaise with the Central Bedfordshire local council to enquire about the up to date council tax charges which will subsequently be detailed in the conveyancer's title report.
The latest tax charges for residents of Leighton Buzzard are published online at the Central Bedfordshire council site. On, 24 September 2012, rates for all bands are:
The Stamp Duty that will be due is based on the value of the home. It will be £26200 on a £655000 residential property.Q.
Of lenders with local branches in or near Leighton Buzzard, Homeward Legal work in conjunction with most. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Harpenden Building Society, 22 Market Sq, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1HE, Bedfordshire Mortgage Practice, 41a High St, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1DN, and Mortgage Advice Bureau, 38 High St, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1EA.