By Frances Traynor
20th April 2017
"Teamwork is critical for a faster home move."
If you are buying or selling a house or flat in Shefford, you should instruct a solicitor to carry out the legal side of things .
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The closest airport to Shefford is Luton Airport (11 miles s). Cambridge City Airport is 25 miles away and Shefford's closest train station is Arlesey.
The most convenient hospital is Biggleswade.Q.
This affects many buyers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many conveyancers promote cheap conveyancing. However additional charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Any additional fees listed in the solicitor's terms should be clearly defined and only apply to matters if your solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.Q.
Homeward Legal heavily advise that you instruct a surveyor to carry out a survey. It is a fact that there are a wide range of problems which can affect a property. These include insect infestation and cracked roof tiles, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.Q.
A property solicitor is required to determine if the property is located within a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate permissions from the local planning authority.
Flood searches applied for by the Shefford property solicitor should also include a more specialist search (Landmark) if required.
You may be able to contact a local resident for further peace of mind or nearby Bedfordshire flood repair builder for example: Alger Painting & Decorating Services, 15 Lucas Way, Shefford, SG17 5DT Tel: 01462 814953.Q.
Normal conveyancing procedure is to obtain these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental and perhaps unique particular e.g. a Land charge Search (bankruptcy only).Q.
Your conveyancing solicitor could advise that a chancel search is ordered. In older areas of Shefford, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. For property in the parish of Bromham with Oakley annexed, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.Q.
Chancel liability can require Shefford home owners to pay for maintenance of specific local church buildings. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Your conveyancing lawyer will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Shefford Church of England properties include St Michael & All Angels.Q.
Both agents and mortgage brokers will endorse a solicitor. Such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best solicitor for your needs.