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Conveyancing in Shefford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

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.

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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.

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Can we defer paying out for stamp duty?

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We strongly advise against any stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are highly expensive and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.

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Do you have good solicitors that get involved in the conveyancing for property auction properties in Shefford?

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Our company is able to work with auction buyers and sellers. Conveyancers typically recommend auction buyers to appoint a SRA regulated lawyer well in advance of the actual auction for a detailed report of the documents.

Post day of bidding a prepared lawyer should be geared up to carry out the conveyancing process in under the 4 week time frame, a requirement of conditions of sale.

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If I buy a book about doing ones own conveyancing when selling a maisonette - Is it a silly move to take care of the legal side on my own?

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There are no reasons why a home mover should not complete the conveyancing yourself.

That said, a conveyancer in Shefford is in charge of a huge number of assignments such as chasing notices/share certificates and checking for any restrictive covenants which need a qualified professional. Furthermore lawyers will have the correct cover that ultimately protects you from any professional oversights.

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Which local authority is responsible for Shefford?

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Shefford is located in Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ, phone: 0300 300 8000

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

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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.

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What makes conveyancing legal work to be so delayed?

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The legal work required to buy or sell a property may be delayed. Homeward Legal strive to diminish their effect if it is possible to do so. Common delays may include difficulties with mortgage finance.

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I am buying a property in a designated Shefford conservation area. Where can I find information about the state of upkeep?

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English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created a detailed list on the state of conservation areas along with the exposure to deterioration or improvement.

Conservation areas are designated by the local Central Bedfordshire planning authority, who manage everything from paths to the policing of back illuminated signs.

 
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