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Bedford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Bedford is 50% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £8,003
  • 3 143 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Bedford
  • 4 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 5 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Bedford conveyancing is Lack of Planning Permission

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bedford since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bedford

I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and have to leave my rented apartment in Bedford by 21/6/2022. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in three weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?

The normal practice is not to give notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not already done so, notify to your conveyancer and urge them to they cajole the sellers solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work to achieve

I am buying a right to buy a flat in Bedford. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Bedford you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Bedford.

I have justbeen informed that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Bedford for a purchase of a leasehold flat 10 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest method to see if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Bedford conveyancing specialists.

I'm buying a new build house in Bedford with a loan from Barclays . The developers refused to move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative advised me not inform my lawyer about the extras as it could adversely affect my mortgage with Barclays . Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

There are only 68 years left on my lease in Bedford. I need to extend my lease but my landlord is missing. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to locate the lessor. On the whole an enquiry agent should be helpful to conduct investigations and prepare an expert document to be used as proof that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor in relation to proving the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Bedford.

I am the registered owner of a garden flat in Bedford, conveyancing formalities finalised August 2002. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Bedford with a long lease are worth £216,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2090

You have 68 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £9,500 and £11,000 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

I need to consider estimates for conveyancing in Bedford from numerous solicitor and appoint one. Do I get them to sit tight until I a suitable apartment to buy.

We suggest that you only get your conveyancer to open a file and order searches once the offer has been accepted on the property particularly as Bedford conveyancing searches are costly.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bedford regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bedford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Sharman Law Llp, 1 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PF
  • Hcb Park Woodfine Llp, 1 Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3TN
  • Deo Volente Legal Llp, Mayfair House, 11 Lurke Street, Bedford, Mk40 3hz, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3HZ
  • Ciampa Solicitors, 26 St. Marys Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0AS
  • Cowley Di Giorgio, 63 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2SR

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bedford

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bedford practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Sharman Law Llp, 1 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PF
  • Hcb Park Woodfine Llp, 1 Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3TN
  • Deo Volente Legal Llp, Mayfair House, 11 Lurke Street, Bedford, Mk40 3hz, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3HZ
  • Bhupendra Khetia Limited, Premier House, Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3HU
  • Premier Solicitors Llp, Premier House, Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3HU

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Bedford regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bedford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Goodwills Legal Services Ltd , Premier House, MK40 3HU
  • Right Choice Conveyancing Ltd, Bedford i-lab, Priory Business Park, MK44 3RZ
  • Bedfordshire Property Lawyers Limited, 4 Stephenson Court, Fraser Road, MK44 3WJ

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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