0%

Your conveyancing quote in seconds

All of our fees are fixed and complete for standard conveyancing transactions, meaning you won’t pay any extra later on. We also have a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.

Which service do you require?


The Conveyancing
Process Explained


Read More

Get an Instant Conveyancing Quote

Please quote me for:

Conveyancing in Shefford Q & A's

Profile photo of Lorraine Imhoff

By

Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

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.

How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? I need a discount conveyancing quote.

A.

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.

Is a building survey advisable if we are purchasing any property?

A.

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.

We are buying a property where the seller looks to have fitted windows to the flat which may conflict with Shefford conservation area rules.

A.

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.

Q.

In respect to the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future, we are wondering whether flood risk searches won't be sufficient?

A.

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.

Which particular conveyancing searches does the conveyancing solicitor in Shefford do for a Shefford building?

A.

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.

If I am buying in the parish of Bromham with Oakley annexed, will we need a chancel search?

A.

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.

Is it advisable that I get a chancel search? I am purchasing a residence in Shefford.

A.

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.

Should we make use of a property lawyer referred by our local agent?

A.

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.

 
×