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Conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Leighton Buzzard transport information and addresses ;

Leighton Buzzard station is around a mile from Leighton Buzzard. Leighton Buzzard's nearest airport is Luton Airport. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 21 mile s, Elstree Airport is 24 miles and Booker Airport is 23 miles away.

The closest hospital to Leighton Buzzard is Milton Keynes General.

Q.

How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? I am looking for discount conveyancing.

A.

Various property lawyers promote theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional fees will be included in the terms of engagement. Any extra charges needs to be fair.

Q.

Will a report on title prepared by the conveyancer in Leighton Buzzard report on the applicable rates of council tax on an apartment prior to completing on the purchase?

A.

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:

  • Band A - £1,098.00
  • Band B - £1,281.00
  • Band C - £1,464.00
  • Band D - £1,647.00
  • Band E - £2,012.00
  • Band F - £2,378.00
  • Band G - £2,744.00
  • Band H - £3,293.00

Q.

When in the conveyancing process should we instruct a conveyancer in Leighton Buzzard?

A.

Whether you are buying or selling in Leighton Buzzard, the faster you instruct the better, as conveyancing involves several tasks which may be carried out very early in the process.

Some authors advocate holding off instruction until the offer is accepted, but opting to delay can jeopardise your sale or purchase.

Q.

Are there any designated conservation areas in Leighton Buzzard?

A.

Conservation areas secure local areas registered as being of historic or architectural significance. Leighton Buzzard itself is named as a conservation area. A solicitor will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area and be able to advise further.

Q.

In what ways does my property lawyer in Leighton Buzzard investigate the potential risk of a flood at Leighton Buzzard for a buy to let home I am going to purchase?

A.

A residential property conveyancing solicitor applies for standard protocol property conveyancing searches that should include Leighton Buzzard flood risk data. A more involved flood history/risk search, such as the Homecheck search, could possibly be suggested by a Leighton Buzzard conveyancing solicitor, if in the event that the environmental search identify any risk of flooding.

Q.

How much will the fees for searches total?

A.

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.

Do your property lawyers conduct the conveyancing of auction properties in Leighton Buzzard?

A.

Our property lawyers frequently work for auction buyers and sellers. Homeward Legal often suggest bidders to decide on a fast conveyancing company in advance of the date of the auction to allow enough time for a full review of the auction legal pack,

Post day of bidding your chosen lawyer will be able to concentrate on completing the conveyancing inside the limited time as conventionally required by the conditions of sale.

Q.

Halifax will be our mortgage lender, what do we need to know?

A.

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.

 
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