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Conveyancing in Linslade Q & A's

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Updated: 22/07/17

Linslade travel information

Linslade's closest train station is Leighton Buzzard. Linslade's nearest airport is Luton Airport (13 miles). Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 20 miles, Elstree Airport is 24 miles and Booker Airport is 22 miles away.

Milton Keynes General is a nearby hospital for Linslade.


How do I find the best rates for conveyancing for a £519,000 residence?


Confusion over this point catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', however extra fees will be included in the small print. Excited homeowners, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Any charges should be fair and clearly defined. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Will a title report prepared by the Linslade property solicitor give details about the relevant rates of the council tax for a Band B house before exchanging contracts?


A property solicitor will consult with the Central Bedfordshire local council to discover the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which should then be detailed in the title report.

The correct charges for residents of Linslade are published online at the Central Bedfordshire local authority website. As at, 13 August 2012, the different rates 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


The owner appears to have installed dormer windows on the flat which I think might possibly contravene Linslade conservation area guidelines.

Central Bedfordshire local authority enquiries conducted by a property lawyer in the process of the conveyancing will find out if the property is inside a conservation area proof of permission for additions to the property will be supplied.


What factors assist with aiming for fast conveyancing?


Key to fast conveyancing is to use a proactive and experienced solicitor. There are a range of things you can do to speed up your conveyancing. These include:

  • contacting your solicitor regularly
  • completing all forms as soon as possible
  • arranging any finances require to complete the purchase


How much can the conveyancing searches in Linslade usually cost?


The cost of conveyancing searches for a house in Linslade substantially varies. They are charged at cost.


What makes Linslade conveyancing to require so much time and effort?


Conveyancing can be drawn out. Homeward Legal see how frustrating such delays may be and endeavour to minimise their consequences by chasing for prompt responses. Reasons for delay include a slow firm acting for the lender.


Do I need to use a conveyancing solicitor named by our agent?


Estate agent referrals are a commonplace way to find a solicitor. These referrals should be compared against alternatives, as an agent may select whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.


I have a reasonable understanding of DIY conveyancing as a seller of a house. Might it be a false economy to take care of the legals on our own?


In theory, there is no reason why a seller shouldn't handle the legal process on your own.

In reality however, a property lawyer carries out a large number of tasks including checking contracts and ongoing communication with the other sides solicitors some of which require training.

In addition lawyers need to have the appropriate professional indemnity insurance to protect you in the event of omissions.